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Amsterdam

Amsterdam.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is in Europe and is the capital city of the Netherlands (Holland).  Amsterdam plays host to many historic and heritage sites in Europe.  World renown Museum, Royal Palaces, historical houses and the oldest stock exchange in the world. The capital city of the Netherlands (often called Holland), this is also where you’ll find the Tulip fields.

Famous Museums.

The Van Gogh Museum is an art museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Featuring the works of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. It has the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world.

In 1963, Dutch government commissioned the designing of a Van Gogh Museum. Gerrit Rietveld was the architect who started the museum. Unfortunately he died before the museum was complete. Which meant another 10 years before it was completed. In 1999 Kisho Kurokawa, a Japanese architect, added a wing for exhibits.

Rembrandt House Museum.

Located in Jodenbreestraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Is the actual house that the artist Rembrandt live between 1639 and 1656. The Stichting Rembrandthuis foundation was set up in 1907, to take charge and carry out restorations on the house to create a museum. Many changes was made and although the house was restored. It was not restored to its original form when Rembrandt lived there. But was turned into a museum which Queen Wilhelmina opened the museum in 1911.

Many years later in the 1990’s a new wing was successfully added from the purchase of the house next door. Once the new wing as added, the trustees reverted to the original plan of restoring the house Rembrandt live in.  The restoration was completed in 1999.

Although Van Gogh and Rembrandt are possibly the two most famous Dutch artists known around the World. Let us not forget the likes of Hieronymus Bosch, Claude Monet, René Magritte, Maurizio Cattelan and Salvador Dalí.  Whose works you can found in other museums, spread across Amsterdam. The national museum, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum, both in Amsterdam; the Hermitage Museum, Amstel River. As well as the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen museum located in Rotterdam.

Other Historical Notable Museums.

The Diamond Museum Amsterdam, Museumplein, Amsterdam. Which showcases exquisite diamonds and the history surrounded them.

Anne Frank House, Prinsengracht canal, Amsterdam. Which displays the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family during Occupied Holland, during the second World War.

Notable Buildings.

The Royal Palace, the National Monument, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and the 15th-century Gothic New Church, which holds the tomb of the famous Dutch Admiral, Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter.

For information on fun things to do including shopping see here.

For information on flights, hotel stays and Amsterdam getaways see Opodo or lastminute.com for affordable rates.

 

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