Amsterdam Art Galleries

(Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands)

Amsterdam Art GalleriesThe Netherlands gave birth to some of the world's most famous artists, including both Rembrandt and Van Gogh, amongst others. Therefore, it will come as no great surprise that Amsterdam is home to numerous art galleries, displaying some wonderful collections of art, created by both local and international artists.

Enjoying huge visitor numbers each year, the Rijksmuseum is one gallery not to be missed and stands close to the Museumstraat. This spectacular museum was founded in Amsterdam in 1800 and appears more like a palace than an actual art gallery, boasting some priceless masterpieces by Rembrandt.

Nearby you will find an unrivalled collection of modern art gracing the walls of the Van Gogh Museum on Paulus Potterstraat. Further galleries in Amsterdam come in the form of the Stedelijk Museum and the Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), both of which are well known for their vast collections of valuable paintings.

Rijksmuseum (State Museum)

Address: Stadhouderskade 42, Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 670 7047
Rijksmuseum is actually amongst the city's most well-known landmarks and one of the world's most famous museums. This vast museum consists of an unrivalled collection of Dutch masters and other celebrated artists ranging from the 15th to the 19th century. Included are magnificent works by Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hoogh, Johannes Vermeer, Rubens and Frans Hals. There are also sculptures, handicrafts, Dutch history, oriental art and a print room specialising in drawings and prints.
Open hours: 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Van Gogh Museum

Address: 7 Paulus Potterstraat, Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 570 5200
Since its opening in 1973 this museum has become one of Amsterdam's most popular cultural attractions. The collection of Vincent Van Gogh's works is the world's biggest and most varied and comprises paintings, drawings and letters. Apart from the works of the city's most famous artist, this museum also boasts paintings of other world-famous artists such as Monet, Pissaro, Delacroix, Toulouse Lautrec and Gaugin, and also hosts a variety of exhibitions throughout the year.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00

Stedelijk Museum

Address: Paulus Potterstraat 13, Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 573 2737
This is one of Europe's most important modern art museums, with a collection which mainly covers 19th- and 20th-century Dutch and French painting including works by Monet, Cézanne, Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso and Chagall. The museum also features a large number of sculptures by Rodin, Moore, Renoir, Visser, and Laurens, many of which are displayed in the museum's sculpture garden.
Open hours: daily - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)

Address: Jodenbreestraat 4-6, Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 624 94 86
The house has been open to the public since 1911 and is where the master lived and spent over 20 happy and successful years. It now contains etchings and drawings by this famous artist, as well as various paintings by Rembrandt's teachers and also the pupils he taught. Another must-see cultural attraction when in this city.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge

Amsterdam Museum

Address: Kalverstraat 92, Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 523 1822
Located in a former city orphanage and previously named the Amsterdams Historisch Museum until 2011, this cultural attraction depicts the history of the city through a collection of paintings, sculptures, pictures, books, maps and an infinite array of other artefacts amongst which are many of Amsterdam's finest heirlooms.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discount available for children, children five years old and under are free