Info The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum located on the Museumplein in Amsterdam. Originally founded in 1800 as the National Art Gallery, the museum’s main purpose was to exhibit collections of the Dutch stadtholders. It moved a number of times before finally being established in Amsterdam in 1808. The museum is noted ... more
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"Look in the wallet or purse of anyone who has just returned from Amsterdam and you're sure to find the telltale sign they have been to the Sexmuseum o ..." more
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Info Fotografiemuseum, known more commonly as FOAM, is a photography museum located at the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam. The building used to house the impressive collection of works of its previous owner, coal merchant and art buyer Carel Joseph Fodor, until FOAM opened in 2002. Exhibits at FOAM generally focus on documentary ... more
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Party Earth Review Set in an old milk factory, Melkweg (Milky Way) is an entertainment/arts complex with a bar, club, movie theater, and art gallery. Though the venue features a variety of live concerts during the week, the post-show club gigs that swing into gear afterwards are just as popular with the local music lovers who show up to dance ... more
Party Earth Review From the glazed wood-pattern dining tables to the colorful pieces on the walls, every painted item at Canvas is for sale, a nod to the owner’s vision of a club and restaurant that also functions as a work of art and a gallery all rolled into one. The seventh floor of this former newspaper building has long housed artist ... more
Info The Van Gogh Museum is situated at the Museumplein in between Stedelijk Museum and Rijksmuseum. Opened in 1973, it is an art museum dedicated to the works of Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh and some of his contemporaries. After undergoing renovations in 1998-1999, an exhibition wing (Kurokawa Wing) was added to the main ... more
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Few cities possess as much breathtaking art as Amsterdam. Not only is the very architecture along the canals of Mokum captivating to the viewer, but its many museums also possess some of the world’s most brilliant paintings and sculptures.
The two most notable places to see great art in Amsterdam are the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. The former possesses plenty of its namesake’s famous paintings, as well as rotating exhibits of work by other expressionist and abstract artists. The latter is a vast labyrinthine museum whose endless halls of classical works of art are easy to get lost in for hours. But for those looking for something edgier, options are always available – Skek in the Red Light district offers ever-changing samples of local up-and-coming artists, while Canvas over by the East Docks turns every surface of its club and café into an edgy display of local wares. But whether the art is timeless or torrid, all locations possess the romance and intricacy that only Amsterdam can do so effortlessly.
Though it’s sometimes hard to tear oneself away from the coffee shops, beer halls, and brothels that line the city’s streets, Amsterdam’s art world proves equally intoxicating, inviting guests into its world of blooming flowers and starry nights.