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The Unique Museums in Amsterdam


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Provided

Did you know that in the city of Amsterdam alone, there are about 75 museums? Before most travel was halted and museums were closed, I was lucky to be able to visit the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. But there are so many more that I wish I could have seen while I was there!

Fortunately, we live in a digital world that provides us with endless opportunities to view incredible places from afar. Here are some stunning ways to virtually visit museums in Amsterdam.


The museum is open again with some new ways of doing things. Fewer people in the museum at any one time, for example, and extra attention for hygiene. But as always we don't keep to stories of the collection and museum within the galleries, we want to bring them to you as well. So let’s dive into the collection and explore the stories.


23 short episodes, 23 curators and their favorite object. The curators share short videos from home with stories about their favourite works of art or objects in the collection of the Rijksmuseum.

Masterpieces Up Close

Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honour, home of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch, The Jewish Bride, Vermeer’s The Milkmaid, among history’s most celebrated paintings, will re-open to the public around the globe via a new online platform Rijksmuseum Masterpieces Up Close.

Online Key Challenge

Are you a big fan of puzzles and mysteries? Are you a great clue spotter? Then it’s you we’re looking for! Take a really good look at the paintings in the online museum. Scroll, search, zoom in – join in the game. For a chance to win a cool prize, find the hidden keys and discover the hidden word.

READ MORE: Rijksmuseum from Home

Stedelijk Museum

During the stay-at-home days, the Stedelijk Museum broadcasts a live tour via Instagram every Friday . The Live Tour can be seen afterwards on YouTube and Facebook.

  • Friday, March 20, director Rein Wolfs kicked off with a Live Tour of The Collection - Stedelijk BASE
  • On March 27, curator Leontine Coelewij took us on a tour of the  Nam June Paik: The Future is Now !
  • On April 3, curator Hripsimé Visser showed us the photographer of Bertien van Manen and other photographers in Beyond the Image. Betien van Mane & Friends . 
  • Friday April 10, director Rein Wolfs went on an 'Easter egg' hunt through the Stedelijk BASE collection. In it, he searches for unknown and surprising facts about the works in the collection.
  • On Friday 17 April, Amanda Pinatih, curator of design, gave us a tour of the design and applied art in the Stedelijk BASE 2 collection.
  • Curator Leontine Coelewij takes us on the tour of April 24 through the exhibition Carlos Amorales - The Factory. You can still ask questions via the comments under the post on the timeline.
  • Curator Ingeborg de Roode toured the design collection from 1920 - 1970 in Stedelijk BASE on 1 May.
  • On 8 May, Junior Curator Anne Ruygt guided you through the collection of contemporary photography in Stedelijk BASE.

View all tours via the link here.

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Van Gogh Museum

Meet Vincent

What did Vincent van Gogh look like? His self-portraits give us an idea. But each one shows a different Vincent. Discover five things you need to know about the self-portraits.

Meet Jo

In the years that after Theo's passing, Vincent van Gogh’s work became world-famous. And that was largely thanks to Jo. Why was she so committed to Vincent's art?

Vincent van Gogh’s Life and Work

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is one of the most famous artists in the history of Western art. Read Van Gogh's biography, discover the stories about his life and work, and explore his paintings, drawings and letters in the museum's collection.

Search the Collection

Step into Van Gogh's world. Explore the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh.

Anne Frank House

Who was Anne Frank?

Jewish Anne Frank hid in 1942 from the Nazis during the occupation of the Netherlands. Two years later she was discovered. In 1945 she died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Watch the Video

The Secret Annex

Take a look around and discover the Secret Annex where Anne Frank hid for more than 2 years during WWII and where she wrote her diary. Step Inside

Go In-Depth

Rembrandt House Museum

Meet Rembrandt

The Rembrandt House Museum tells the story of the multi-faceted Rembrandt. He is known above all as an artist, the maker of dozens of self-portraits, intriguing tronies, compelling history paintings and convincing portraits. But Rembrandt was much more than a talented painter, etcher and draughtsman.