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IMPORTANT NOTE – AMSTERDAM HOLLAND PASS

Amsterdam Holland Pass offers free tickets and discounts on admission to over 50 museum and tourist attractions in Amsterdam and major cities of the Netherlands. You may purchase the Amsterdam Holland Pass via their website (www.amsterdampass.com). Upon the purchase of the card, you receive a guide to Amsterdam and the Netherlands and several free tickets […]

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Wereldmuseum

Wereldmuseum (Willemskade 25, Rotterdam) – this museum celebrates multiculturalism, focusing on rituals, stories and sacred objects. The building that currently houses the Wereldmuseum was originally the Royal Yacht Club of Prince Hendrik. The club’s members (including merchants and scientists who travelled all over the world) brought back unusual objects which they shared with each other. […]

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Verzetsmuseum

Verzetsmuseum (Resistance Museum)( Plantage Kerklaan 61A, Amsterdam) — Permanent exhibit of the museum recreates the atmosphere of the streets of Amsterdam during the German occupation of the WWII. Big photographs, old posters, objects, films and sounds from that horrible time, help to recreate the scene. The background of the Holocaust is visualized to the visitor. […]

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Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum (Amstel 51, Amsterdam) — Van Gogh lived in Amsterdam for a short while and there is a museum dedicated to his work. The museum is housed in one of the few modern buildings in this area of Amsterdam. The building was designed by Gerrit Rietveld. This building is where the permanent collection […]

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Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum (Muesumplein 10, Amsterdam) — Next to the Van Gogh museum stands the Stedelijk Museum. This is Amsterdam’s largest museum dedicated to modern art. The museum opened its doors at around the same time the Museum Square was created. The permanent collection consists of works of art from artists like Piet Mondriaan, Karel Appel, […]

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Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum (Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam) — The Rijksmuseum possesses the largest and most important collection of classical Dutch art It opened in 1885. Its collection consists of nearly one million objects. The artist most associated with Amsterdam is Rembrandt, whose work, and the work of his pupils, is displayed in the Rijksmuseum. Rembrandt’s masterpiece De Nachtwacht […]

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Rembrandthuis

Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)( Jodenbreestraat 4, Amsterdam) – this is a house in the Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam not far from the new townhall, where Rembrandt lived and painted for a number of years. A few years ago the house was thoroughly reconstructed on the inside to show how the house would have looked in Rembrandt’s days. […]

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Oorlogs Verzets Museum

Oorlogs Verzets Museum (Coolhaven 375, Rotterdam) — Here at the Oorlogsverzetsmuseum (War and Resistance Museum), the sounds of German bombers greet you for exhibits that fittingly are sheltered under a bridge. Displays recount life in Rotterdam during WWII; the fear in the faces of people fleeing the bombing in a 1940 photo is raw. Displays […]

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NEMO Science Museum

NEMO Science Museum (Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam) — is a science center in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is located at the Oosterdok in Amsterdam-Centrum, situated between the Oosterdokseiland and Kattenburg. The museum has its origins in 1923, and is housed in a building designed by Renzo Piano since 1997. It contains five floors of hands-on science exhibitions […]

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Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam (Dam Square 20, Amsterdam) — Marie Tussaud, better known to the world as “Madame Tussaud”, sculpted her first wax statue, of the French writer Voltaire, in 1777; since then, her name and empire have traveled the world and introduced millions to her craft of ultra-realistic wax models. Madame Tussaud’s Amsterdam location was […]