Take our most popular private tour of Amsterdam's best museums. Perfect for an introduction to Van Gogh and the artists of the Dutch Golden Age, this tour will take you on an artistic and historical journey through the 18th and 19th centuries. The 5.5-hour walking tour includes entry to both museums so you can skip the line and learn about the museums' collections with one of our engaging expert guides, whom you'll have all to yourself.
Enjoy the opportunity to visit the Amsterdam museum while visiting Amsterdam and skip the museum's queues. It is an ancient monument where you can see, read, hear and taste how the city of Amsterdam developed.
The Stedelijk Museum is a must see when visiting Amsterdam! It is the biggest museum of modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands. The original building has recently been completely renovated and extended with a spectacular new wing. With important movements such as Bauhaus, the Amsterdam School, De Stijl, CoBrA, abstract expressionism, pop art, minimal art and conceptual art. Come and see iconic works by Appel, C'zanne, Chagall, Dumas, Kandinsky, Kienholz, De Kooning, Koons, Malevich, Matisse, Mondriaan, Picasso, Pollock, Rietveld, Sottsass, Warhol and many others.
Temporarily on show (4 Feb 2017 - 28 May 2017): a large retrospective of the photographic and filmic work of Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken, who was known as a street photographer, and was a unique figure and certainly the most important Dutch photographer of the 20th century.
Visit the Diamond Museum and become a diamond expert! A visit to the Diamond Museum Amsterdam sends you to a journey that starts 200 kilometers below the surface of the earth. You will learn how diamonds are formed through a process of billions of years to their final shape we all know and love. But it doesn’t stop there because at our museum you see actual diamond polishers and goldsmiths turn rough stones into the most beautiful jewellery.
All over the world clothing ranges are now becoming identical with new designers in vogue for just one season. As a response to this fast fashion, consumers take a renewed interest in sustainable fashion with a story, in which craft and handwork are prominent. This stirs up a new curiosity in traditional folk costumes which can be admired at the Dutch Costume Museum. Local and traditional clothing with its characteristic scent of form and proportion is a source of inspiration for today's fashion designers.
Beautiful synagogues, striking buildings and impressive monuments colour the streets of Amsterdam's Jewish Cultural Quarter. Stroll through this historic area and visit the Jewish Historical Museum, a leading Dutch cultural institution with an engaging Children's Museum, the remarkable Portuguese Synagogue, the moving National Holocaust Memorial (Hollandsche Schouwburg) and National Holocaust Museum. Five cultural institutions accessible with a single ticket.
Combine admission to the Van Gogh Museum with a 24- or 48-hour hop-on hop-off boat pass, and you've got the best of Amsterdam covered. Explore the extensive collection of famous works such as 'Sunflowers' at the Van Gogh Museum, and see major landmarks including the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House as you cruise Amsterdam's scenic waterways with your hop-on hop-off Canal Bus day pass. Get off at any of the 7 to 9 stops (depending on the season) to explore further.
Avoid admission lines at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam and explore its vast collection independently with a skip-the-line ticket. Learn about the golden age of Dutch maritime history, view the nautical globes, maps, ship instruments, paintings and more, and explore the replica of the 18th-century East Indiaman cargo ship, the 'Amsterdam,' moored outside. Entrance fee, and an optional 1-hour audio-guided tour are included.
Visit Museum Willet-Holthuysen and experience what it was like to live in a high-class canal house in Amsterdam. The Willet-Holthuysen Museum is located in a 17th century double canal house at Herengracht number 605.
See the phenomenal Body Worlds: The Happiness Project while in Amsterdam with this off-peak entrance ticket. This must-see exhibition tells the amazing story of a human being's body and the impact of happiness on your health. Take an optional 1-hour long cruise on the canal while inside of a luxury glass-topped boat.
Enjoy a visit to the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age at the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam. Thirty colossal, 17th century group portraits from the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum collections have been brought together for the first time ever in the Hermitage Amsterdam. These brothers and sisters of the Night Watch are unique all over the world and rarely exposed due to their size.
Tucked away in the heart of Amsterdam's inner city lies a small marvel: Our Lord in the Attic Museum. A uniquely preserved seventeenth-century house from the Dutch Golden Age. Explore the narrow corridors and climb the stairs to historically furnished living rooms, kitchens and bedsteads, leading to the high point of the museum: an entire church in the attic.