Amsterdam, a city of canals, exemplory archutecture and delectable cuisines also hold within its musuems of opulent art and history . Amsterdam gave the world, supremely talented artists like Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Johannes Vermeer. Anne Frank and her diary telling the world the brabarism and the ensuing fear through her teenage mind and words. You visit Amsterdam once and you will be attracted not only by it’s liberal cuture but the way the persistence of people here who have maintained century old art and history through these museums.
Lets check out the famous museums of Amsterdam;
Anne Frank House:
This museum educates the world about the story of Anne Frank and her confinement. It tells about the horrific time when Nazi invaded Germany and neighboring European countries. Anne Frank was a Jew and hence had to go into hiding when Nazi attacked Holland in 1940 and was on a mission to make every place they occupy, free of Jews. Her family along with four other families went into hiding in the annex. This was when she started writing her diary documenting her fear, confusion in such extreme circumstances. This is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Amsterdam and is located along the Prinsengracht canal.
The lovers of art and history can visit this museum that expansively displays the evolving art and history of Holland from Middle Ages to present. It has one of the most impressive art collection of Amsterdam and has over a million of paintings. Works by the infamous Dutch painter are also displayed here like Rembrandt Night Watch and Johannes Vermeer’s The Milkmaid. The century-old doll house depicts the life in the Golden Age, and the Cuypers Bibliotheek is the oldest and biggest art history library in Holland. Every object in the 80 room of this museum tells the story of the 800 years of Dutch’s exquisite art and history.
Located at the Museum Square in the Amsterdam South, this museum is dedicated to the craftsmanship of the renowned painter Van Gogh and his contemporaries including Impressionists and Post-Impressionist artists. It has one of the most extensive collections of Van Gogh’s paintings in the world. Including his selected works from Nuenen, Antwerp, Arles, Saint-Remy, etc. The museum also hosts a variety of musical and artistic activities along with episodic free guided tours.
Museum Het Rembrandthuis:
Also called as Rembrandt House Museum, this is the same house where the world-renowned Dutch Painter Rembrandt lived and worked his magic from 1639-1656. It displays a collection of this engravings, copper plates and drawings. This museum also includes painting by Rembrandt contemporaries, students, teachers and several of his reproductions. Located in the Jodenbreestraat, this museum also has recently acquired work by Jan Lievens, Johannes van Vliet, Christian Wilhelm Dietrich, Georg Friedrich Schmidt.
Joods Historisch Museum
This museum focuses and enlightens its visitors regarding the religion, culture, and history of the Jes of Netherlands and Amsterdam. Located within the old Jewish Quarter of the east of Amsterdam, this museum is housed in two permanent exhibitions: Great Synagogue and the New Synagogue. On display are several vintage household objects, paintings, artifacts depicting the Jews lifestyle. It houses more than 40000 books, pictures, audio and video materials relating to the Jewish history.
Amsterdam museum has everything for everybody, be it art, history, photography, multimedia, etc. Make sure you check out these museums on your next trip to Amsterdam. All these museums are at a 20-30 minutes distance from the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, and you can pre-book a private or a shuttle transfer service that monitors any delay or cancellation in your flight, and you don’t have to worry about landing at odd hours and not having any mode of transport to reach your accommodation.