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.
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.
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.
This cultural phenomenon located within a short distance of the Leidseplein occupies a former dairy. That explains its name, which translates to "Milky Way." Melkweg is renowned for both its size and eclectic performers. In addition to a dance floor and 2000-person capacity, you'll find a gallery, cinema, theater, and concert stage. Bands are often followed by DJs who play tunes ranging from house to drum and bass. Its diverse audience is a mix of locals and tourists. The atmosphere is relaxed with plenty of space to dance or mingle.
The Amsterdam Museum is nestled in a 14th-century building, which was originally an orphanage. Through its artworks, maps and models, this museum narrates the expansion of Amsterdam through seven centuries. The Civic Guard Gallery is among its most popular features, replete with historic group portraits dating back as far as the 16th Century. Do not miss their exhibits such as The Little Orphanage and Amsterdam DNA. Visitors can also enjoy a cup of piping hot coffee at the Café Mokum or shop for memorabilia at the Athenaeum Museum Shop on-site.
Mark Raven captures Amsterdam in all of its glory through his celebrated sketches, drawings, and prints. From hauntingly beautiful windmills to charming canals, Mark Raven's art is stunning and at times whimsical. Stop by to shop for art or pick up a souvenir in the form of t-shirts and posters.
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.
Madame Tussaud Scenerama is housed in a very large building in the center of Amsterdam. It is spread over four floors. An entire section is devoted to Dutch history, and more specifically, the history of Amsterdam. Many European celebrities, sports figures, artists and royalty are present to greet guests (in wax at least). There is a section with contemporary Hollywood stars and another devoted to famous historical figures such as Gandhi and Einstein. Those who fancy standing hand in hand or cheek-to-cheek with your favorite movie star, politician or sport star, this is the place for you. A camera is useful - this is a once in a lifetime encounter.
De Industrieele Groote Club or IGC as it is popularly called, is a platform for like-minded people to come together for various social and cultural causes. Its members are mostly from mercantile background for whom the club organizes various cultural programs like jazz evenings, excursions and such. Apart from this, social and political topics discussions are facilitated regularly. The club also features a restaurant, a bar, a reading room and an event room.
Just when you thought Amsterdam couldn't get any weirder, they came up with Body Worlds. Located near Dam Square, this is a very unique museum that explores the theme of 'happiness' in human lives through its distinct displays - each of which is a dissected and preserved human body arranged in various formats that emphasize diverse concepts of the human lives. The collection includes over 200 donor bodies that are displayed such that give interesting insights into complex machines that our bodies really are. Open all week, this museum makes for an exceedingly interesting visit - what's even more interesting is that over 17,000 people have already volunteered to become future specimens of the exhibition.
If you like your art edgy, you would find it at W139. Since 1979, this premium space has gone beyond the usual works by showcasing the contemporary yet dealing with installations and abstract forms. They have featured national and international artists including George Korsmit, Federico Campanale, Constant Dullaart, Frank Mandersloot and Henny Overbeek. For those curious art collectors, this place also acquaints you with various aspects of art collection through its interesting course. So come by and experience art in its vibrant form.