Amsterdam is one of the most popular cities for city trips in Europe. The capital of The Netherlands isn’t only famous for its beautiful architecture and the diverse shopping center, but also for its museums. After all, we are all familiar with famous Dutch painters such as Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh. Are you visiting Amsterdam anytime soon, and are you looking to visit a museum or two? Then you must not forget about the Museumplein. Here you’ll find some of the best museums in Amsterdam. Which ones, you ask? In this article, you’ll find a list of the museums that are located in the heart of Amsterdam.
The Moco museum
The Moco Museum is one of Amsterdam’s only art museums that focuses solely on modern and contemporary art. (Moco literally stands for modern and contemporary.) This means you won’t find any classical paintings in this museum. Instead, it focuses on modern artworks and celebrates the brilliance of modern-day artists like Banksy, Andy Warhol, and Damien Hirst. The Moco museum is perfect for art lovers but first-time museum visitors will also love the contemporary style and aesthetically pleasing galleries. This museum is host to several temporary exhibitions throughout the year, so definitely don’t forget to check their website before visiting.
Van Gogh Museum
If we’re talking about Dutch art, we obviously can’t forget about Vincent van Gogh. To this day, he is one of Holland’s most famous painters and his works are loved and admired worldwide. When you are visiting Amsterdam, you are almost required to take a look at some of his works. The Van Gogh museum will not disappoint you. Here you will find some of van Gogh’s most famous pieces, but also new and relatively lesser-known works of the master are displayed in this Amsterdam museum. You are guaranteed to learn more about van Gogh’s work and life.
The Rijksmuseum is without a doubt the most famous Amsterdam museum on this list. It is conveniently located in the heart of the Museumplein and is not to be missed. Literally, as the building is so large and impressive, it cannot escape your eye. The Rijksmuseum has been newly renovated and is now one of Holland’s most visited tourist attractions. And for good reasons. The museum holds famous artworks like ‘De Nachtwacht’ from Rembrandt van Rijn and ‘Het Melkmeisje’ from Johannes Vermeer. As a real art enthusiast, this is a museum that you simply must visit during your stay in the Netherlands.