Si può ammirare la più completa collezione di Van Gogh, inclusi quadri, disegni e lettere. Il museo ha anche un'ampia collezione di opere di alcuni contemporanei di Van Gogh e suoi amici, tra cui Gauguin e Touluse-Lautrec, ma anche di artisti più antichi che Van Gogh ammirava, inclusi Léon L hermitte e Jean-François Millet. Il museo organizza regolarmente mostre esibendo meraviglie dell'arte della fine dell'Ottocento.
Rijksmuseum, also known as the National Museum, is considered a true national treasure. It features a vast collection of artwork and historic artifacts from the Middle Ages through to contemporary times, creating a veritable cornucopia of cultural riches. Its exhibits include the paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen from the Netherlands' 17th-century Golden Age. Rembrandt's Night Watch is the museum's centerpiece. You'll also find works from the Middle Ages and the 18th and 19th Centuries, superb collections of silver and Delftware ceramics, old doll houses, and fantastic examples of Asian art. After undergoing renovation, the museum's 1885 Renaissance Revival building has been diligently restored and revamped to accommodate modern infrastructure. The museum building itself is a masterpiece of art and architecture, designed by Pierre Cuypers and ornamented with sculptures, paintings, tile tableaus and stained glass that allude to the nation's rich history.
Grachtengordel, also known as the Amsterdam Canal District, is the cultural hub of Amsterdam. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the network of canals dates back to the 17th Century. This neighborhood is also noted for its impeccable urban planning which is impeccable even after four centuries. A major landmark situated in this area is the Anne Frank House, which is a museum dedicated to the Jewish writer Anne Frank.
Anna Frank e la sua famiglia si nascosero qui il 6 luglio del 1942 e vissero isolati per due anni. L'occupazione tedesca buttò via tutti i mobili quando gli abitanti vennero scoperti nel 1944. Però, film e altri documenti, incluso il diario di Anna, forniscono bene l'idea di come dovesse essere la vita. Il Museo aprì il 3 maggio del 1960 e negli anni Ottanta venne costruito un enorme centro per i visitatori.
Questa grande oasi verde venne creata nella seconda metà del XIX secolo e prese il nome dal poeta Joost van den Vondel (1587-1679) la cui statua venne deposta nel 1867. Oggi il Vondelpark, uno dei luoghi più visitati della città, è il posto perfetto dove i cittadini vengono a riposarsi dal caos della città. Si può venire a pattinare, far giocare i bambini eni grande spazio gioco o prendersi una tazza di caffè su una delle quattro terrazze.
Many internationally-acclaimed artists have performed at Paradiso, formerly a church. It features a spacious dance floor and a balcony offering excellent views of the surrounding balustrade. Every week, this venue hosts different bands in action, from regional musicians to world-famous artists like the Rolling Stones. Occasionally, the stage on the first floor is reserved for smaller indie bands that draw an eclectic crowd of locals and tourists.
Afficionados of fine art and particularly the Dutch Masters should take the time to check out Re:mbrandt, All his paintings at the opulent Magna Plaza in Dam Square. This exhibition has compiled reproductions of all 325 of Rembrandt Van Rijn's paintings. Displayed chronologically, visitors can take a journey through the famous painter's career. This exhibit is a great way to see all the master's works in one place without having to travel to museums all over the world.
The Nieuwe Kerk is a 15th-century building, partly destroyed and refurbished after several fires. Located in the bustling Dam Square area of the city, this historic church has held a prominent place in the country's political and religious affairs over the centuries. It has been the venue for coronations of kings and queens, and also plays host to an array of exhibitions, concerts and cultural events. Admire its Gothic architecture, splendid steeples, glass-stained windows and ornate detailing.
A metà del XVII secolo il pittore Jacob van Campen ricevette l'incarico di disegnare il nuovo municipio. Il consiglio cittadino voleva un importante simbolo adatto al ruolo di leader svolto in Europa in quel periodo, l'età dell'oro dell'Olanda, che simboleggiasse anche il potere economico e civile. L'edificio avrebbe dovuto renderlo chiaro a tutti. Il Koninklijk Paleis divenne il più grande d'Europa. Nel 1808 il palazzo venne trasformato nel Palazzo Reale dal fratello di Napoleone Bonaparte, Louis, re della regione durante l'occupazione francese. Ai giorni nostri, è ancora la residenza reale. La famiglia reale olandese, Orange-Nassau, riceve i reali e gli alti dignitari qui. Inoltre il nuovo re o regina si presenta per la prima volta al popolo olandese dal balcone di questo palazzo.
The Dam Square can be rightly considered as the epicentre of the Amsterdam City Center. This old center of the city is rich in history, architecture and culture. Some of the beautiful bridges that let you navigate across the city center have been around since the 17th Century and the magnificent buildings that dot this area belong to the medieval period. There are several options for a quick bite and even for a laid back lunch, if hunger strikes during your escapade. Global, retail outlets are also available but the essence of the historic, city center are the local vendors and their charming shops.
This distinctive bridge over the historic Singel canal has stood since 1648 and is easily identified by its unusual width. 39 meters (128 feet) wide, the bridge is able to hold the terraces of two nearby cafés, a statue to Multatuli, and a street large enough for cars to pass over. The bridge, whose name means "tower lock," held a tower known as the Jan Roodenpoortstoren until 1829, and close examination of the bridge's stonework still reveals the shape of the tower that once stood there. In its long history it has also served as a prison, and barred windows of the dungeons can still be seen underneath.
Dutch writer Eduard Douwes Dekker is best known by his pen name, Multatuli, and was one of the most prominent critics of the Dutch colonial system (as well as a favored author of Sigmund Freud). In 2002, he was declared the most important Dutch writer of all-time. A statue to Multatuli now sits on the Torensluis bridge, over the Singel canal, and was created by Dutch artist Hans Bayens. The statue features a stylized bust of the author, looking out over the terraces of the cafés that now dominate the bridge.