Amsterdam has long been considered an influential cultural capital in Europe, with leading institutions such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, De Nederlandse Opera and a wealth of history and modern architecture.

Amsterdam City Archives E-mail

Amsterdam City ArchivesThe Amsterdam City Archives (Stadsarchief Amsterdam)
preserves documents pertaining to the history of Amsterdam
and provides information about the city.
With archives covering a shelf-length of about 49 kilometres,
the Amsterdam City Archives is the largest municipal archive
in the world.

Location: Vijzelstraat 32

Amsterdam City Archives website

Amsterdam Museum E-mail

Amsterdam Historisch MuseumAmsterdam Museum, formerly Amsterdams Historisch Museum - A long time ago, Amsterdam was a just small settlement on the banks of the Amstel River. In the 17th century, it would become the centre of world trade. Today it is a colourful international city with a unique appearance and independently minded inhabitants. The Amsterdam  Historical Museum tells the compelling story of the growth and ‘heyday’ of this city. Go on a fascinating journey of discovery through seven centuries of the city’s history displayed in the intimate rooms and courtyards of the former Civic Orphanage.

Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 357

Amsterdam Museum website

Artis Royal Zoo E-mail

Artis ZooArtis Royal Zoo was the first zoo to be established in the Netherlands,
and it’s located right in the centre of Amsterdam.
It’s a place where nature and cultural heritage come together;
a place where history has been created since 1838 and where
new stories are created daily.
Stroll among the shady trees,  admire the diversity of plants and animals, travel to the stars, enjoy our heritage. Visit Artis Royal Zoo and experience nature right in the city centre.

Location: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40

Artis Royal Zoo website

Canal Museums E-mail

Museum van LoonCanal Museums - The Amsterdam canals and the breath-taking canal houses which line them are a reminder of times past. Behind the façades of these houses lie centuries of historic interior design.

The seven canal houses offer a magnificent array of styles from 17th century opulent simplicity to 19th century revival.

From traditional kitchens and exquisite stairwells to painted ceilings. Each museum has its own distinct character, reflected in its collection and exhibitions. They add an extra dimension to a visit to Amsterdam.

Anne Frank House E-mail

Anne Frank House - Anne Frank was a jewish girl who had to go into hiding during the Second World War to escape the Nazis. Acknowledged for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world's most widely read books and has been the basis for several plays and films. See the place where Anne went into hiding and wrote her diary. The museum is open every day.

The Anne Frank House is a very popular museum and queuing might take up a lot of time. To prevent this you can buy tickets online via the official website. Check here for opening hours.

Location: Prinsengracht 267.

Anne Frank House website

Bijbels Museum E-mail
bibleBiblical Museum, where Bible, art and culture meet in a monument full of history. A fascinating expedition through the world of one the oldest and most-read books.
Archaeological discoveries, artefacts from ancient Egypt, centuries-old models of the temple of Solomon and Herod, religious objects from the Judeo-Christian tradition and even aromas bring Bible stories to life for visitors to the Biblical Museum. It houses a famous 19th-century model of the Tabernacle: a wonderful reconstruction of the sacred shrine housing the Ark of the Covenant, which the Israelites carried with them during their exile in the desert under the leadership of Moses. Displays centred on a model of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem explain the significance of this sacred place in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Clay tablets, fragments of papyrus and archaeological remains tell the fascinating story of how the Bible came into existence, and the influence it has had on Dutch society through the ages.
Diamond Museum E-mail

Diamond MuseumAmsterdam Diamond Museum (The Diamant Museum) takes you on a journey that began 3 billion years ago, 200 kilometres under the surface of the earth. The journey ends with the beautiful cut diamonds and the Amsterdam Diamond Museum. Come visit and learn more about Amsterdam’s roles as an important diamond centre for more than four centuries.

Location: Paulus Potterstraat 8

Diamond Museum website

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