Museums in amsterdam
Museums in Amsterdam: There are several art museums in Amsterdam, located throughout the city. This page lists a number of the most important ones.
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The largest collection of art in the Netherlands is located in the Rijksmuseum, at Museum Square. The collection contains many important pieces from the Dutch Golden Age. It also features a large collection of Medieval art as well as a new Asian pavilion. The 19th century building of the Rijksmuseum, designed by Pierre Cuypers (the same architect that designed Central Station), was renovated from 2003 until 2013. April 2013 it was re-opened. See www.rijksmuseum.nl.
Public Transportation to Rijksmuseum: trams 2 and 5 (stop ‘Hobbemastraat’).
Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 1
The Stedelijk Museum has a large collection of modern art, from paintings to sculptures to applied art. Please see www.stedelijk.nl for information on current exhibitions. This museum also was closed for several years, to build a new part and to renew the old building.
Public transportation to Stedelijk Museum: trams 2, 3, 5 and 12 (stop ‘Van Baerlestraat’).
Van Gogh Museum
In the Van Gogh Museum, located at Museum Square, you will find a collection of many paintings by Vincent Van Gogh and other 19th century painters like Gaugin and Monet. Besides the paintings, a large number of drawings and letters by Van Gogh are also on display. This museum’s collection of Van Goghs is the largest in the world. Next to the regular collection, the museum hosts various selective exhibitions featuring several aspects of 19th century art. More information about current exhibitions can be found at www.vangoghmuseum.nl.
Public transportation to Van Gogh Museum: trams 2, 3, 5 and 12 (stop ‘Van Baerlestraat’).
Address: Paulus Potterstraat 7
The Rembrandt House museum, where many of Rembrandt’s etchings are exhibited, is located in the house where Rembrandt lived between 1639 and 1658, close to the Waterlooplein. Rembrandt produced around 290 etchings (prints on paper) during his lifetime, in addition to his paintings and drawings. Rembrandt is generally seen as a great etcher. 250 of his etches are on display in the Rembrandt House. The museum also has an important collection of paintings by pre-Rembrandtists such as Rembrandt’s teacher Pieter Lastman. For more information on the collection and temporary exhibitions, see www.rembrandthuis.nl.
Public transportation to Rembrandt House: metros 51, 53 and 54 (stop ‘Nieuwmarkt’, exit ‘Nieuwe Hoogstraat’); trams 9 and 14 (stop ‘Waterlooplein’).
Address: Jodenbreestraat 4