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RIJKSMUSEUM: major museum of Western European painting and decorative arts. Includes an extensive collection of Dutch masters.

Van Gogh Museum: With more than 200 paintings and almost 500 drawings, the Van Gogh Museum maintains the largest and most varied Van Gogh collection in the world.

REMBRANDTHUIS: located in the house where Rembrandt lived and worked from 1639 till 1658. The museum shows an almost complete collection of Rembrandt’s etchings and prints.

Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art: is the most important museum of modern and contemporary art in The Netherlands.

Anne Frank: official site of the modern-day museum to Anne Frank, who spent two years in hiding while she wrote her diary in the house.

Electric Ladyland: First Museum of Flurescent Art: including participatory art as well as permanent displays.

Amsterdam Historical Museum: The collection consists of paintings, prints, marquettes, objects and archeological finds and shows how Amsterdam grew from a small medieval town to a world famous centre.

Computer Museum: The collection includes technical and scientific computing equipment from the sixties to the present day including commercial equipment, experimental machines and machines built for specific scientific purposes.

Film museum EYE As a national center for cinematography the museum aims to promote a lively Dutch film culture, by the collection, restoration and screening of film treasures. Also presents new films, both Dutch and foreign art films.

Jewish Historical Museum: The central motif of the permanent collection is the religion, culture, and history of the Jews in the Netherlands.

Royal Tropical Museum: The institute supports non-Western countries in sustainable development and informs the public about the tropics and sub-tropics.

The Allard Pierson Museum: The archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. The nucleus of its collection are the collections of C.W. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Van Leer, Six and Van Lier.

The Netherlands Maritime Museum: Housed in the National Naval Depot, a former arsenal of the Dutch Navy that is over 300 years old. The collection tells the story of the maritime past of the Netherlands.

Electric Tram Line Museum: This museum on rails has been established in 1975, by a group of tram fanatics. They restored old electric trams from the beginning of the 20th C. and made them run on a separate tram line from Amsterdam to Amstelveen.

De Appel, center for contemporary art: Provides space to well-known and lesser known artists for projects, installations and research.

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