The best art museums in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is not only the capital of The Netherlands, it is also one of the capitals of art when it comes to museums. Amsterdam has its fair share of beautiful museums focused on classics as well as modern art. But with the amount of museums available to tourists, it can be daunting to choose one or two. Which ones would suit you best? And which ones are the most popular among the locals? This article will show you three of the most unique and popular museums in Amsterdam.

Moco Museum

The Moco Museum has gained a lot of popularity in the last couple of years, not only with tourists but especially with locals and Holland residents. People from over the entire country come to Amsterdam to visit this modern art museum. The Moco Museum focuses mainly on contemporary and street art, which makes it the perfect art museum for young people and their families. Famous artists like Banksy, Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons are on display in this beautiful museum that show modern art in a new light. Aside from the beautiful collections that this museum has on offer, it also provides extra’s like exhibitions and virtual tours.


If you are looking to visit the most popular Amsterdam museum? Than the Rijksmuseum is the one for you. This museum has opened again after years of rebulding in 2013, and since then it is the most visited museum in The Netherlands. The beauty of the museum itself, combined with the gorgeous painting it has on display, has made it one of the favorite art museums in the world. The Rijksmuseum offers ‘De Nachtwacht’, one of the most famous paintings made by Rembrandt and other gorgeous works by many famous painters. Besides the beautiful collections, the Rijksmuseum also offers audio tours and has a beautiful shop where you can purchase art books, crafts and other memorabilia.

Van Gogh Museum

Who doesn’t know Van Gogh? One of Hollands most famous painters has its own museum in Amsterdam. With more than 1.400 pieces of his work, this is the perfect museum for fans of Vincent Van Gogh or for fans of classic painters. This museum is not only dedicated to showing Van Gogh’s amazing artworks, but also to learning more about his life. For instance: did you know that Van Gogh was not acclaimed in his own time and that he only became famous after he passed away? This is the perfect museum for everyone who loves van Gogh’s popular work, like ‘The Sunflowers’, but is equally interested in his lesser-known works.