There are lots of great reasons to visit Amsterdam. It is one of the most tourist-friendly cities in Europe. You can get around on bicycle and enjoy the abundance of great food and lovely cafes. There are lots of fun activities to do and things to see. One of the biggest draws for visitors to Amsterdam is being one of the centres of the art world.
Here is a look at some of the best attractions for art lovers in Amsterdam.
The Rijksmuseum is a national museum of the Netherlands that is dedicated to showcasing the best works of art and historical objects from the country’s history. It is the most-visited museum — welcoming more than 2 million visitors every year. There are some incredible masterpieces by Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Hals, Vermeer and Van Gogh housed in the Rijksmuseum.
Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh is one of the most beloved painters in the history of the world, and there is no better place for Van Gogh lovers than the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. This incredible museum houses some of Van Gogh’s most important works, including “Sunflowers,” “The Potato Eaters,” Wheatfield with Crows,” and “Bedroom in Arles.” No trip to Amsterdam is complete without a stop at the Vincent Amsterdam museum.
Another stop that art lovers must make when they are in Amsterdam is at the Rembrandt House Museum. This is the house that the Dutch master Rembrandt owned and occupied between 1639 and 1660. The museum offers a wonderful look at the life of Rembrandt, and it is full of beautiful pieces that he made while he lived in this home. Among the most delightful aspects of the Rembrandt House Museum is that it houses almost every one of the 250 prints that Rembrandt created over the course of his storied career. Seeing them all displayed in one place is an overwhelming experience.
There is more art on display in Amsterdam than just paintings from historical masters. The city is alive with modern art as well, and nowhere is this better displayed than at the FOAM photography museum. This amazing place showcases photography from well-known and up-and-coming photographers. The exhibitions are always changing, which means that visitors will have a fresh experience every time they visit FOAM. As well as showcasing photography, FOAM also offers visitors the chance to take classes to learn more about producing and collecting photography.