Amsterdam Art Museums
Throughout the centuries, the Dutch gave the world most famous painters as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh, who until today provoke our admiration. This tradition continued in the 20th Century with Mondrian and later with the Cobra group abstract artists. Amsterdam art museums have not only unparalleled collection of the most famous, but also many lesser known amazing Dutch masters of all epochs. The State Museum called in Dutch Rijksmuseum, and a wonderful collection of modern art from Europe and America at The City Museum called in Dutch Stedelijk Museum, now closed for soon to be terminated renovation, are a must to visit. The principal collection of the world’s beloved painter at the Van Gogh Museum and a rich division of the Russian Hermitage Museum are also not to be missed, even if you are in the Dutch capital for a brief visit.
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam
One of the largest and most interesting art museums in the world the Rijksmuseum – The State Museum has an unparalleled collection of paintings and objects of material culture, prints and classic photography. Recently rebuilt and modernized, the museum’s show is modern in its way of presentation and respectful towards its beautiful historical building. Without doubt the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum is today one of the best art museums in the world.
Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam
One of the world’s richest collections of contemporary art, Amsterdam Municipal Museum – The Stedelijk Museum reopened in September of 2012 after prolonged period of enlargement and modernization. Its new white building integrally connected to the 19th C. museum surprises with originality of its architecture. The Stedelijk Museum collection of 90 thousand modern paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, design objects and video artifacts is not to be missed.
Paulus Potterstraat 7, 1071 CX Amsterdam
Two buildings of interesting architecture, one by Dutch master Gerrit Rietveld, another by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, house world’s richest collection of one of the greatest painters in human history - Vincent van Gogh. Interesting temporary exhibits about the times van Gogh lived and worked, complete the show.
Amstel 51, 1011 AB Amsterdam
A dependence of the famous Russian Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg is located in an old and beautiful Dutch building called Amstelhof at the Amstel River. Only few years ago thoroughly renovated Hermitage Amsterdam is today qua its exhibition space one of the largest museums in Amsterdam. The museum does not have a separate collection from his mother museum, but it is transporting all the precious art works for its interesting exhibitions from Russia.
Kalverstraat 92, 1012 PH Amsterdam
A gallery of the 17th century portraits of the important citizens of Amsterdam, both - men and women. These beautiful, painted by the Old Masters portraits, will give you an intense feeling of the life in the city at the time. The entry to the gallery is free.
Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam
Every three month this foundation for photography organizes new exhibitions in this former house of a wealthy French merchant. All imaginary forms of photography are on display, with an emphasis on the visual quality.
Ijpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam
Since April of 2012 located in the new building on Amsterdam’s waterfront, this enormous museum of cinema called The EYE Film Institute offers a visitor several interesting exhibitions while its cinemas project classic films from morning until late hours at night. Intelligent multimedia art installations and a striking way of presentation make this film museum a real attraction.
Prins Hendrikkade 142, 1011 AT Amsterdam
De Appel has existed for almost 30 years and during this whole time, this avant-garde art centre maintained leading position in modern visual arts presenting international artists and serving as a research, social exploration and education nucleus. De Appel exhibition space is not big, but along with the big and ostentatious Stedelijk Museum and the almost concealed and unassuming NIMk, it remains one of the most important modern art institutions in Amsterdam.
Keizersgracht 264, 1016 EV Amsterdam
The Institute presents each year four exhibitions, with Dutch and international multimedia artists working with video, film, internet and other new media. The accent is on Dutch multimedia art but the Institute strives to present in Amsterdam the most influential artists from abroad as now New York based Marina Abramovič, American Cory Arcangel, German John Bock and Pole Zbigniew Rybczynski.
Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam
Be inspired by the exhibitions in this museum for photography. Join the discussions, study and mingle with the professionals. Your holiday snaps will never be the same again.
Korte Leidsedwaarstraat 12, 1017 RC Amsterdam
A small museum specialised in contemporary Saudi fine art. Greenbox is located in the proximity of Leidseplein. Guided visit only.
Amstel 218, 1017 AJ Amsterdam
A small private museum located in a splendid house of the ancient aristocratic Dutch family. Visitor’s access to The Six Collection is limited as the actual descendants of Jan Six whose exquisite portrait by Rembrandt dated 1654 is the highlight of the collection, still live in the house and use its 58 rooms beyond visiting hours.
Tweede Leliedwarsstraat 5, 1015 TB Amsterdam
This small museum is also called Electric Ladyland, to honor American musician Jimmi Hendrix (after the title of one of his albums) and it is exhibiting art created with fluorescent materials, as well as fluorescent minerals completed by a worthy of note information. The Fluorescent Art Museum has been created by an American artist Nick Padalino in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam. This museum is really out of the ordinary.
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