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Last updated: 27 May, 2023
Expert travel writer: Jennifer Ceaser

The newest addition to Museumplein’s art attractions, this privately-owned museum specialises in contemporary art and exhibitions from famous artists such as Banksy, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Salvador Dali. The museum aims to make modern art accessible to a wider audience, featuring works that are often controversial and thought-provoking.

Look out for iconic works such as Banksy’s ‘Laugh Now’ and ‘Beanfield’, as well as various temporary exhibitions that explore the latest trends in contemporary art. In addition, the museum features a unique collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum, where visitors can see some of Van Gogh’s most famous works interpreted by contemporary artists.

Price from: £17
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Our writer’s picks of the best places to stay near this experience, closest first

Conservatorium Hotel

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.2 miles]

A chic, contemporary five-star set in a heritage building. A top-notch location for art-lovers – it’s just a stone’s throw from Amsterdam’s Big Three museums.

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Sir Albert Hotel

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.6 miles]

A hip neighbourhood locale, stylish bar and restaurant and gentle price point give this boutique hotel an edge.

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Hotel Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[1 miles]

Eclectic interiors, a stellar canal-front setting and the almost perfect location make this design hotel a true standout.

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The Dylan Amsterdam

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[1.2 miles]

Amsterdam’s top boutique hotel — beautiful rooms and accomplished cuisine in a historic canal-side building.

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North Holland, Netherlands

Picturesque Golden Age canals, premier league art, cosy cafés, and liberal urban living combine to make Amsterdam one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals.

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Van Gogh Museum

Amsterdam , North Holland, Netherlands[0.1 miles]

The world’s largest collection of works by post-Impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh – including over 200 paintings and 400 drawings.

Best for ages: 13+ | £15

The Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam , North Holland, Netherlands[0.3 miles]

World-leading art museum packed with Dutch Golden Age masterpieces, showcasing the finest works of Rembrandt, Hals and Vermeer. Over 8,000 exhibits are displayed in 80 rooms trace 800 years of Dutch art and culture.

Best for ages: 18+ | £16

Heineken Experience

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.7 miles]

One of the city’s most popular attractions is the historic 1867 Heineken brewery, which has retained the original brewing room with its enormous vintage copper vats and antique brewing equipment.

Best for ages: 18+ | £18

The Nine Streets

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[1.5 miles]

Stroll the city’s most stylish streets, packed with independent boutiques and vintage fashion stores, the latest Dutch and Flemish brands, and locally-made soaps and luxe toiletries.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Stedelijk Museum

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.2 miles]

One of the city’s ‘Big Three’ museums highlights international artists of the 19th to 21st centuries, and features a fine collection of works by Piet Mondrian.

Best for ages: 18+ | £17


Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.9 miles]

Amsterdam’s iconic 111-acre park in the city centre is a focal point of relaxation for locals – and perfect for a leisurely bike ride.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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Exterior view of the entrance - housed in a grey stone canal house building

Van Loon Museum

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.9 miles]

Owned by the founders of the Dutch East India Company, this beautifully preserved Canal District house museum gives you of taste of how the 19th-century aristocracy lived.

Best for ages: 18+ | £8

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People shopping in daytime

Albert Cuyp Market

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[1 miles]

Stretching a half-mile, Amsterdam’s biggest street market has over 250 stands hawking everything from fresh produce to clothing to kitchenware and small electronics. Fuel up on local delicacies like stroopwafels, kibbling (fried fish) and Gouda cheese.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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