Amsterdam Sights

Museumplein / Museum Square

large central square surrounded by museums

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?

tram2, 3, 5, 12, 16, 24 - stop Museumplein
parkingQ-Park Museumplein

Cruise the UNESCO canals of Amsterdam

... and see the beautiful bridges, architecture, and the historic Old City Centre. Blue Boat Company starts on the Singelgracht, just across the Stadhouderskade left behind the Rijksmuseum.

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nearby Attractions

Concertgebouw   concert hall
Diamond factories   see craftsmen at work during a free guided tour
Diamond Museum
Moco Museum   modern and contemporary art
PC Hooftstraat   elegant shopping street
Rijksmuseum   National Museum of the Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum   modern art
Van Gogh Museum   world's largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh
Vondelpark   the city's largest park, with cafés, ponds and English gardens

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Moco Museum

museum for modern and contemporary art Moco is housed in Villa Alsberg on Museumplein

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