The 10 Best Attractions Near Amsterdam's Cultural Square Museumplein

Amsterdam’s world-famous Museumplein is an area overflowing with interesting attractions. Fashionistas, nature lovers, history buffs, art aficionados, music enthusiasts, foodies, you name it; everyone will easily find something that interests them. This neighborhood offers fun things to see and do for the entire family.

The Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s famous masterpiece “The Night Watch,” is definitely worth a visit. The museum has approximately one million objects and artifacts in its collection, with around 8,000 related to art and history. The Van Gogh Museum, also situated directly on the square, is home to the largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh’s artwork. Classical music lovers will not want to miss The Concertgebouw, which is internationally renowned for its amazing acoustics. 

If you have had a few too many museums, escape outdoors to the Vondelpark. Pack a picnic and relax in the sun. Later, you can always visit the House of Bols, the only cocktail and genever experience in the world. A cocktail of your choice is included in the ticket price. Fashionistas, on the other hand, will definitely want to stroll down the PC Hooftstraat, the most expensive shopping street in the Netherlands. If someone in your group love antiques, the Spiegelkwartier is also nearby.

If you are visiting Amsterdam with family, spend some quality time together at the Zuiderbad, a historical building with a swimming pool and sauna. Be aware that you can easily spend a couple days in this area alone. Museumplein promises a fun and culturally enriching experience.

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Central Canal Ring
Canal Boat Tours

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Stedelijk Museum CS

Modern art fans must visit the Stedelijk, a recently renovated museum centered on contemporary and modern works of art. This large building is situated right on Museumplein next to the Van Gogh Museum, easy to reach by foot and public...  Read More

PC Hooftstraat
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The PC Hooftstraat is one shopping street in Amsterdam that fashionistas will certainly not want to miss. This street is the most expensive shopping street in the Netherlands. Whether you're searching for a new outfit, just want to window shop...  Read More

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Attend one of the many concerts at The Concertgebouw and lose yourself in the sound of sweet, classical music and modern compositions. Internationally renowned for being one of three halls with the best acoustics in the world, The Concertgebouw...  Read More

Van Gogh Museum
Photo courtesy of Jessica Lipowski

The Van Gogh Museum, located on Museumplein next to the Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk, is home to the largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh's artwork. The museum was founded in 1973 by Van Gogh's nephew, the son of his brother Theo. The collection...  Read More

The Rijksmuseum chronologically examines Dutch history through art and other artifacts. The museum is home to approximately one million items, 8,000 of which are related to history and art. One of the most famous pieces on display is Rembrandt...  Read More


Meet Jessica Lipowski

Jessica has fallen in love with the Netherlands. She moved in 2011, seizing an opportunity to live abroad, a long-time dream.

In May 2016, she published a non-fiction book, "Flavors of...  More About Jessica

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