Het Scheepvaart Museum (The National Maritime Museum) , Oost & Havens Oost
The Scheepvaart Museum, which was modernised in 2011, lets visitors explore 500 years of Dutch maritime history, with special exhibitions for children. A replica of the 3-masted, Dutch East India Company ship, which is also part of the museum, sits in the quay.
Het Grachtenhuis (Museum of the Canals), Centre
Discover the 400 year old history of Amsterdam’s 17th century canal district. The multi-media, interactive exhibition portrays the importance of the canals in the economical, political and cultural development of Amsterdam in the Golden Age.
Foam Museum , Centre
This interesting photography museum has a lot more to offer than initially meets the eye. It not only showcases world-famous photographers, it also offers rental space for meetings, dinners and events, has numerous galleries where various exhibitions take place, has a café and bookshop and quite a large collection of photography publications in its library.
Stedelijk Museum, Oud Zuid
This museum reopened its doors on 23rd September 2012 after a lengthy period of renovation. Well known as being one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary art in the world, it includes paintings, sculptures, film and video and graphic
Anne Frank House, Jordaan & Westerpark
A popular museum that comes highly recommended, it has a very moving exhibition about the life and times of Anne Frank. The house is where she and her family lived in hiding for more than two years during World War II and where she wrote her famous diary. To avoid the queues, book tickets online: