Van Gogh Museum
Framed by a gleaming new glass entrance hall, the world's largest Van Gogh collection offers a superb line-up of masterworks. Trace the...
Van Gogh Museum Library
The Van Gogh Museum's library has a wealth of reference material – some 35,000 books and articles – for serious study.
Built in 1895 to a neo-Renaissance design by AM Weissman, the Stedelijk Museum is the permanent home of the National Museum of Modern...
Craving a tangerine-tinged gin and tonic with a side of prawn-filled bitterballen (croquettes)? Or a glass of sparkling wine and plate...
l'Entrecôte et les Dames
With a double-height wall made from wooden drawers and a wrought-iron-balustraded mezzanine seating area, the decor is stunning – but...
The grassy, people-filled square behind the museums entertains with its skateboard ramp, playground, ice-skating pond (in winter) and 2m-high I Amsterdam sculpture (a favourite climbing structure/photo op). Locals toss frisbees, couples hold hands, and everyone picnics here when the weather warms up. The space is also used for public concerts and special events.
Museumplein was laid out to host the World Exhibition in 1883, but gained its lasting title only when the Rijksmuseum opened two years later.
One of many facelifts raised a triangle of turf at the southern end, dubbed the 'ass's ear' for its shape; it's now a popular spot for sun worshippers. There's a large supermarket concealed below.