This overview of museums in Amsterdam is not at all pretending to be complete.
I simply had to make a choice, also considering available (video) material in reasonable quality, preferably in English or with images that speak for themselves.
Suggestions always welcome, by the way.
Rijksmuseum - State Museum.
Fabulous collection with iconic works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and many, many others.
THE place to be for an overall view on Dutch history.
Website : www.rijksmuseum.nl
See also Rijksmuseum renovated.
Splendid modern museum, it opened in 2009. Located on the banks of the Amstel river in a former 17th century retirement home.
Until end 2016 the magnificent exhibition "Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age".
The exhibition also has a website.
Grachtenhuis - Gateway to the Canals.
How and why the Amsterdam canal belt was conceived and realised in the 17th century. Multimedia, interactive exhibition in lovely canal house.
Audio tour available in 8 different languages.
Website : www.hetgrachtenhuis.nl
Housed in the former navy warehouse, built as direct reaction to the First Anglo-Dutch War of 1652-1654. Numurous artifacts associated with shipping. Also home to the tall ship Amsterdam, a fine replica of an 18th century East Indiaman.
An intimate museum in the Jordaan neighbourhood devoted to the player piano and related objects, like over 25.000 music rolls. Most can be played on the different instruments.
Website : www.pianola.nl
Rembrandt House Museum.
Fine city house were Rembrandt lived and worked between 1639 and 1658, his time of glory and prosperity.
The interior of Rembrandt's days has been reconstructed.
Website : www.rembrandthuis.nl
Municipal Museum for modern art, contemporary art and design. Collection ranges from late 19th century tot present day. Chagall. Matisse, Appel, van Gogh, Warhol, and many others.
Website : www.stedelijk.nl
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