The best museums in the Netherlands

If you’re in the mood for a wonderful day out then you might choose to go to a museum. Museums are the place to be to get inspiration and to get your creativity flowing! You can find many museums in the Netherlands, but that can also make it difficult to choose. That’s why we’ve selected some of the best museums in the Netherlands for you, so go ahead and find out which ones we chose!

The Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum is probably the most famous museum of the Netherlands. This museum tells the story of the history of the Netherlands from the year 1200 to the present. That means that more than 800 years of Dutch history can be found in this museum! This includes pieces of art made by Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn and many more! Everyone who lives or resides in the Netherlands must have visited the Rijksmuseum at least once. In addition, this museum holds several exhibitions a year consisting of pieces of the museum itself or loans. At the Rijksmuseum you get to know the greatest works of art and also what the story behind them is. Super interesting! With 750 employees, the Rijksmuseum is an incredibly well-organized museum, and you’ll notice that when you go there.

The Moco Museum

Another museum that is definitely worth checking out is the Moco Museum. This museum is independent and it has a wide collection of contemporary and modern art. If you want to look at modern art Amsterdam, this is the place to be! The museum is housed in Villa Alsberg on the Museumplein in Amsterdam, so this is a very beautiful location. The goal of this museum is to inspire and enlighten the world through art and therefore everyone is welcome in this museum. A visit to the Moco Museum is guaranteed to be an unique experience.

Upside Down Amsterdam

A museum that’s very different from the other two we have mentioned is the Upside Down museum in Amsterdam. If you like interaction then this is the place to be! This museum is fun for everyone and it is the perfect place to get inspired. Upside Down Amsterdam is all about creation and fun. You can play with the rooms and decors and you can even touch everything! The museum contains many elements of Dutch culture, which is why it is so popular with tourists. So if you want to get creative and have fun, Upside Down Amsterdam is perfect for you!