Top 10 Museums

Amsterdam's most popular museums

Amsterdam is home to many great art, history, maritime, and special interest museums that attract more and more visitors every year.

1

Van Gogh Museum

Largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh

2,260,000 visitors per year (2017)

2

Rijksmuseum

All the highlights of the Dutch Golden Age with paintings from Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Rembrandt, and other artists

2,160,000 visitors per year (2017)

3

Anne Frank House

Hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during World War II

1,266,966 visitors per year (2017)

4

EYE Film Institute

Dutch centre for film culture and heritage

711,000 visitors per year (2016)

5

Stedelijk Museum

Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

680,000 visitors per year (2017)

6

NEMO Science Museum

A hands-on, science and technology museum housed in an impressive boat-shaped building

670,000 visitors per year (2017)

7

Hermitage Amsterdam

Dependency of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

503,000 visitors per year (2017)

8

Scheepvaartmuseum

National Maritime Museum

348,000 visitors per year (2017)

9

Joods Historisch Museum

Jewish Historical Museum - part of the Jewish Cultural Quarter

325,000 visitors per year (2016)

10

Rembrandt House Museum

Etchings, drawings and copper plates displayed in the house where Rembrandt lived between 1639 and 1658

265,000 visitors per year (2017)


source: Nederlandse Museumvereniging  (Netherlands Museums Association)

other popular museums

Moco Museum

Street Art museum with works from mystery artist Banksy

Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

hidden Catholic church in the attic of a 17th century house

De Nieuwe Kerk

no permanent collection, only temporary exhibitions

Amsterdam Museum

historical museum

FOAM

photography museum

Tassenmuseum Hendrikje

Museum of Bags and Purses

Tropenmuseum

cultural anthropology museum

De Oude Kerk

the Old Church

Allard Pierson Museum

archeological museum