Amsterdam to Arts and Culture

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Museums in Amsterdam are important and numerous with a program of each museum exhibits that change at different times. We receive millions of visitors annually. The classical museums are the Rijksmuseum (National Museum), the Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum (Municipal Museum).

You could say that more than fifty museums in Amsterdam and can add some temporary exhibitions at alternative locations. The classification by object is thought to facilitate preliminary selection of topics of interest to you, each museum has the possibility on this site for more information and contact with the original website.

Note: Most museums will not open its doors on 1 January, 30 April and 25 December.

Allard Pierson Museum, Archaeological Museum
It is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam where you can admire a large collection of artefacts from Egyptian cultures, Greek, Cypriot, Coptic, Etruscan and Roman.
Location: Oude street Turfmarkt 127.
Attention: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00 hours, Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00 hours, Mondays closed.


Van Gogh Museum
Genius and figure of Vincent van Gogh at all stages of their lives with hundreds of original paintings in an exhibition organized into five periods: Netherlands, Paris, Arles, St. Remy and Auvers-sur-Oise. Other original works like the self portrait La Oreja de Van Gogh are exhibited in other museums around the world.

Location: street Paulus Potterstraat 7, The museum quarter. (Park Museums).
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, Friday closed at 22.00.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, National Museum of Amsterdam
The masterpieces of the painters of the seventeenth century Dutchmen are in this museum along with other spectacular art collections.
Location: Stadhouderskade calle 42, The museum quarter. (Park Museums)
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 18:00.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Municipal Museum
This museum houses modern and contemporary art. Temporary location until 2008 on the street Oosterdokskade 5 in the Central Mail building, second and third floors. Opening hours: Daily from 10:00 to 18:00, closed Thursday at 21:00.

Museum Willet-Holthuysen
In the mansion of a wealthy family in the seventeenth century and houses a collection of furniture, silverware and paintings. Discover what life was like in high society in Amsterdam for almost 400 years.
Location: street Herengracht 605, southwest of Amsterdam near the Amstel river.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00.

De Appel, Centro Cultural De Appel
It is the site of alternative art, where artists are working on new ways of presenting their work, this institution offers space and resources for research and discussion, also an International Training Program for Healers. Is very active with various programs including drama, debates, publications and more.
Visiting address: Nieuwe street Spiegelstraat 10.

Rembrandthuis, Rembrandt’s house
The home of the artist between the years 1639 y1659, the birthplace of his works. Also a collection of paintings that includes the characters that gave inspiration to Rembrandt like Pieter Lastman.
Location: street Jodenbreestraat 4.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday 13:00 to 17:00.

Museum van Loon
This museum is a stately house in Amsterdam perfectly preserved and an important collection of art. The first resident in 1672 was the painter Rembrandt’s student Ferdinand Bol and the last occupant Van Loon, a traditional family surname of Holland which gives its name to the museum.
Location: Keizersgracht 672.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday from 11:00 to 17:00.

Film and Photography:

Film Museum, Museum of Cinema
Thousands of movies, photos and posters of the film industry in the Netherlands and worldwide. There are daily screenings of films these pearls in two places, Vondelpark and Cinerama. The Information Center provides on display books, videos, posters, magazines, collection of the year 1877.
Locations: Filmmuseum Vondelpark Vondelpark street 3.

Filmmuseum Cinerama, Marnixstraat 400.
Informatiecentrum, Vondelstraat 69-71, the Information Center serves the public from Monday to Friday from 13:00 to 17:00.
Huis Marseille (La casa de Marseille), Foundation for Photography
It is a foundation that houses a museum and a library with numerous collections of photos. It displays a new sample every three months. Monumental works on a house that was owned by merchants from Marseilles.
Location: Keizersgracht 401.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00


ARCAM – Amsterdam Center for Architecture
ARCAM is a foundation dedicated to comprehensively architecture of the city from the building designed by René van Zuuk provides information on existing buildings, new projects and there are exhibitions at other locations in Amsterdam several times a year. It serves professionals and anyone interested in the topic.
Location: street Prins Hendrikkade 600.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 13:00 to 17:00

Museum Het Schip (Museum “The Ship”), Amsterdam School of Architecture
This museum exhibits the exhibition “post restante” in the building where the post office and where today relates the development of the idea of social housing. The original design of the building is the work of Michel De Klerk, completely restored interior, highlighted by the spectacular tower complex.
Location: street Spaarndammerplantsoen 140.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 13.00 to 17.00

From Burcht (The Castle)
The building “The Castle” (from burcht) built in 1900 is the creation of architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856 to 1934). It was originally the headquarters of the Holland Union of diamond cutters. Completely renovated in the year 2002 is an example of Art Deco recreating a Moorish Mediterranean. It highlights the tower, cupola and diamond-shaped window.
Location: rue Henri Polaklaan 9.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 11.00 to 17.00, Sunday 13.00 to 17.00.


Houseboat museum, House Boats
If you want to know what life is like a boat moored in the canals of Amsterdam visit this museum, which until recently was a houseboat.
Location: Prinsengracht Canal, across the street 296.
Opening: March to October, Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00
November to February, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00

Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum, Maritime Museum Amsterdam
It is a remarkable collection of vessels, artifacts, documents, maps and books that are kept for 300 years in the former building of the Naval Depot.
Location: street Linnaeusstraat 2.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00

Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum por liber.

Science and Technology

De Hortus, Botanical Garden
In 1638 he started a garden of medicinal plants that physicians used to formulate remedies and that over time became a large collection of plants near the center of Amsterdam. Some species are centenarians.
Location: 2nd street Midddenlaan Plantage
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00, Saturday, Sunday, holidays from 10:00 to 17:00

Stichting Energetica Museum – Museum of the Energy Partnership.
Here are exhibits the history of energy production. There is an extensive collection of machinery and appliances, industrial and household type.
Location: street Hooge Kadijk 400.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 16.00


Tropenmuseum – Tropical Museum
It is the museum of the Royal Institute for the Tropics and displayed everything related to culture, history and other aspects of the tropics of the world and still today attracts the interest of the Netherlands. Research and knowledge of these places was the foundation of business Netherlands that was started in the seventeenth century.
Location: street Linnaeusstraat 2.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00

Heineken Experience – Beer
Learn the history and process of beer production is known.
Location: Stadhouderskade calle 78.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, closed Monday, allowed only under 18 accompanied by their parents.

Nederlands Theater Institute
Single institution activity and information provided, coupled with major building housing. On the walls and ceiling is painted the history of theater. Organizes, trains, assists small theaters, multimedia files available for theatrical activdad.
Location: street Herengracht 168.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday from 13:00 to 17:00.

Free admission to all museums
Amsterdam offers visitors the opportunity to acquire a suitable price a special pass that allows unlimited use of public transport, free entry to museums and snorkelling along the canals of the city. More Amsterdam Pass.

Ideal for those who want to visit Holland is purchase this pass for free access to hundreds of museums across the country.

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