Museum quarter in Amsterdam - Museumplein

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Home to major museums and close to other cultural and aesthetical attractions any culture vulture will be in their element in this recently renovated part of Amsterdam.


The State Museum belongs to the most breathtaking museums in the world. Displays many masterpiece paintings, antique objects, prints, drawings and the classic photography.

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art

The museum of modern art in Amsterdam. Displays modern painting movements such as Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism or Expressionism. Also a Dutch photography collection, a collection of Dutch design and furniture and a collection of European and American trends in art since 1950.

Van Gogh Museum

World’s largest collection of the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). His paintings, drawings and letters, completed with the art of his contemporaries.

Diamond museum

Shows the visitor how diamonds were geologically created, the history of human passion to diamonds and explains how diamond became not only a symbol of wealth, but started to be associated with beauty and power.

The Concertgebouw

Also, amongst the museums, stylish hotels and cafés, lays the majestic Concertgebouw. It is home to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest).

Melkweg culture center

Perhaps the most well known Amsterdam club and music venue. Operated by a non-profit organisation of artists under the same name and has been since the group discovered the abandoned dairy factory in 1970.


Another attraction of this part of Amsterdam is the main city park where relaxing is the order of the day unless it is King's Day or Uitmarkt when the park is swarming with hoards of visitors.


One of main Amsterdam squares that is also a transport hub. In summe it is popular with street performers and in winter it is turned into a skating rink.

De Pijp

One of the most cosmopolitan and vibrant districts of Amsterdam that is a short walk from Museumplein. Sarphatipark is in its middle.

Shopping near Museumplein

A stroll down the exclusive P.C. Hooftstraat, Pieter Cornelisz or Van Baerlestraat will take the fashionista into some of the world's most chic couture houses. From diamonds to leather shoes to designer handbags, just don't forget to take your credit card.

Museumplein for children

Museum square also caters for children or even the child in us with its skatepark and wading pool, which in the winter doubles up as an ice rink.

Accommodation at the Museumplein

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How to get to Museumplein

Public transport:
- By tram (from Central Station) - lines 2 or 5 (exit on stop Hobbemastraat); from elsewhere in the city - tram 6, 7 or 10 (stop Spiegelgracht).
- By bus: 145, 170, 172 (stop Hobbemastraat). Please note that the bus stop Museumplein is far from the city museums.
By car: leave the city ring A10 on exit S108 (Amstelveen) and drive direction Centrum via Amstelveenseweg and De Lairessestraat. Turn left on the crossing at the Concertgebouw and try to park your car in the underground Q-park car park, under the Museumplein. The entrance to the car park is directly in front of the Concertgebouw, at the Albert Heijn supermarket entry. You have to drive through the sidewalk to enter it.
A separate access for touring buses to the same car park, is nearby the Philips Wings, on the left side of the Museumplein at the Paulus Potterstraat.

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