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Museums

You know about the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh, the Hermitage and the Stedelijk from your guide books. Here are some place that may not be the most visited, yet very nice museums to visit.

The Royal Palace ★★★★★

Amsterdam’s Royal Palace is in the heart of the city, on Dam Square. It has been placed at the Queen’s disposal by Act of Parliament. You can visit the Palace daily. Guided tours are conducted by qualified art historians or students.

Our Lord in the Attic ★★★★★

“Our Lord in the Attic.” Not many tourists make it here. It is a secret Catholic church hidden in the attic of a canal house dating back to the 17th century, at a time Catholicism was prohibited in Holland.

Museum van Loon ★★★★★

Museum van Loon does give you a very good impression how the Amsterdam regent family Van Loon used to live in this beautiful canal house in the 16th century. A beautiful garden is also part of this stylish canal house.

Foam ★★★★★

This photography museum does always have inspiring exibitions. Located on the Keizersgracht 609. For photography fans and for those who love art. 

Tulip Museum ★★★★★

The Tulip Museum is located on the Prinsengracht 116 (close to my favorit Bar 'De Prins'!). This museum is a must for those who love tulips and who want to know more about the tulip history. Also great to bring some bulbs home for your beloved ones!

Pianola Museum ★★★★★

Listening to pianomusic and having a look in this small but interesting museum is really fascinating! You can also do guided tours or go to a concert. In the famous Jordaan area you find this special museum.

Museum Willet-Holthuysen ★★★★★

On Herengracht 605 you find Museum Willet-Holthuysen. Many families lived here. In 1896 Louisa Willet-Holthuysen bequeathed her 17th century canal house to the city of Amsterdam in her will, on 1 condition: that it was preserved and opened as a museum. And so it happened! 

Westerpark ★★★★

This park is great and very close by! It offers a lot: like culture, food, drinks, dancing, relaxing and of course: lots of green!