Museumplein   Museum Square

large central square surrounded by museums

oude kerk

aerial view of Museumplein with Rijksmuseum (at the back), Van Gogh Museum (left), Stedelijk Museum (left) and Concertgebouw (at the front)

Museumkwartier (Museum Quarter) neighborhood is part of the Oud-Zuid district, one of the city's most prestigious central neighborhoods, home to high-end shopping (P.C. Hooftstraat and Van Baerlestraat), the city's biggest park and some of its best restaurants.


Top museums

The most important museums of museum-rich Amsterdam are located at Museumplein. This largest square of Amsterdam is bordered by some excellent museums like the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, and Moco Museum.

The square was reconstructed in 1999 by the Swedish landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson. It is used for (mass) events such as festivals, celebrations, and demonstrations. It includes underground parking spaces and an underground supermarket. In the winter, the pond is being transformed into an artificial ice skating area.


Concert hall

The Concertgebouw is located on Van Baerlestraat and is home to the famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest). Because of its highly regarded acoustics, the Concertgebouw is generally considered to be among the world's finest concert halls in the world.

Free lunch concerts

Every Wednesday afternoon during the cultural season, from the beginning of September to the end of June, a free lunch concert is offered in the Concertgebouw at 12.30 p.m.

How to get there?

tram 3 5 12 Museumplein
tram 2 Van Baerlestraat
local_parking Q-Park Museumplein 

nearby accommodation and restaurants
more impressions
villa alsberg

Modern and contemporary art museum Moco is housed in Villa Alsberg opposite Rijksmuseum and next to Van Gogh Museum


Rijksmuseum by night

van goghmuseum

Van Gogh Museum

entrance hall and exhibition wing

pc hooftstraat

PC Hooftstraat

high-end shopping street


Sloping grass hill on top of the Albert Heijn supermarket


Skatepark for kids

Map of Museumplein

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stedelijk museum

Stedelijk Museum

museum for modern and contemporary art and design


Diamand Museum

located in a villa on Museumplein, close to Van Gogh Museum



indoor swimming pool

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