The Netherlands is known for their great variety of museums. In this blog we will describe which museums are worth visiting in The Netherlands.
1 Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is a museum dedicated to the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, located on the Paulus Potterstraat and the Museumplein in Amsterdam South. The collection includes more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters by Vincent van Gogh, as well as his collection of Japanese prints, and the library has more than 23,000books.
The reason why the Rijksmuseum has become one of the most famous museums in the world is mainly because the masterpieces in the collection enjoy a high reputation. The self-portrait of Van Gogh, The Street of Vermeer, the house of Jane Steen and the night watch of Rembrandt. But Breitner's work and the Asia Pavilion also ensured that the Rijksmuseum continues to appeal to the imagination of a new generation of visitors. That is why there is always something suitable for everyone from all over the world, young and old, in the museum.
3 Anne Frank house
With more than a million visitors a year, the Frank family's hideout is probably the most famous building in Amsterdam. If you visit the house on the Prinsengracht, you will mainly learn the story of Anne Frank. But the story of the house itself began only 350 years earlier.
The Mauritshuis shows the best of Dutch painting from the seventeenth century. In the heart of The Hague is the compact and world-famous collection. Masterpieces such as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring, Rembrandt's The Anatomical Lesson by Dr Nicolaes Tulp, Fabritius' The Goldfinch and Potter's The Bull are on permanent display in the intimate museum rooms of the seventeenth-century monument.
More than two hundred masterpieces by Dutch and Flemish masters have their place in the classic interior that breathes a pleasant atmosphere through the silk wall coverings, sparkling chandeliers and monumental ceiling paintings. Interiors by Jan Steen, landscapes by Ruysdael, still lives by Coorte and portraits by Rubens give a rich and varied picture of painting from the seventeenth century.
5 Zaanse Schans
The Zaanse Schans is a freely accessible residential-working area anno 1850. Despite the fact that visitors from all over the world visit this neighborhood every day, it is good to know that people still live there. Keep this in mind during your visit. Stroll past the bakery museum and enjoy the smell of fresh cakes, or take a look inside the warehouse where clogs are made. The cheese factory, tin foundry and the various mills are certainly not to be missed. The Zaanse Schans is a unique village in the Netherlands, full of wooden houses, mills, barns and workshops. Take a bike or boat trip, browse around in the shops or come and enjoy the pancake restaurant. A day out at the Zaanse Schans in North Holland is fun and educational.
6 Groninger Museum
The Groninger Museum is one of the larger museums in the north of the Netherlands. It manages many special treasures from the Stone Age to the present day. But the first thing that impresses you is the building itself. This alone is worth a visit.
7 Galerie Nende Kunst
Galerie Nende Kunst was founded by Natasja van’t Ende and is located in the Sassenstraat near Sassenpoort in the center of Sassenpoort. The art gallery is not only a shop, but also a studio where unique paintings are born. In the gallery you will find many paintings with a circle and contrast in the middle.