- RijksmuseumThe Rijksmuseum is the largest and the most attractive museum in the Netherlands, with more than one million visitors each year. Opened in spring of 2013 after a decade of renovation, the museum has a wonderful collection of the 17th C. Dutch Golden Age masterpieces. Famous “The Night Watch” by Rembrandt as well as other celebrated paintings like Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” and “Woman reading a letter”, “The Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede” by van Ruisdael, “The Burgomaster of Delft and his Daughter” by Jan Steen and many more. These marvellous paintings reflect history and character of the Dutch. Unique sculptures and various antiquities as traditional furniture, Delftware, silver, ship models and doll houses complete the show.
2. Het Scheepvaart Museum – The National Maritime Museum
After its renovation The Maritime Museum is a captivating place to visit, especially with children. With a 17th C. sail ship at its quay, packed with modern multimedia attractions exhibit and rich collection of fine paintings, old maps and remarkable ship models, this colourful and enjoyable museum will help you understand the history of the Netherlands – a small nation which was centuries ago one of the world’s greatest sea powers.
3. Van Gogh Museum
This modern van Gogh museum houses some 200 paintings and 550 sketches showing Van Gogh in all his moods. This biggest in the world collection, combined with hundreds of letters by Van Gogh, and selected works by his friends and contemporaries, form the core of the museum’s collection.
4. The Amsterdam Dungeon
The city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands attempts to show history through an interactive adventure. Live actors, a ride, shows and special effects simulate historical dark and bleak times.
The Amsterdam Dungeon delivers on the basis of a great cast of actors, special effects, stage, decor, scripts, a unique, exciting walk through the show that you can see, hear, touch, smell and feel. It’s also very funny and sometimes a little scary.
5. Anne Frank House
Anne Frank House in the center of Amsterdam is the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during the World War II. Just a few empty rooms in the hidden annex to the house will make an unforgettable impression if you realize, that two families lived in these small quarters for more than 2 years hiding from the Nazis. The original of the diary is on display, as a part of the Anne Frank House’s permanent exhibition.
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