Tropical Museum Amsterdam

Linnaeusstraat 2
Neighbourhood: Eastern

Amsterdam’s Tropical Museum (Tropenmuseum) is one of Europe’s leading ethnographic museums. The vivid, interactive and life-like exhibitions offer a glimpse of life in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world.

On display

The beautiful and historic building in which the Tropenmuseum is housed provides space for spectacular permanent and temporary exhibitions. On display are artworks, objects, photographs, music and film from non-western cultures such as Asia, Oceania, Africa and Latin America. World music, dance and theatre are regularly highlighted.

Different activities

Being part of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), the Tropenmuseum is more than just a museum. The venue also hosts regular lectures, films, guided tours, music and theatre shows and has an inspiring and entertaining children’s programme.

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Amsterdam Historical Museum

 |  Amsterdam

Kalverstraat 92

Neighbourhood: Dam

The Amsterdam Historical Museum (Historisch Museum) tells the compelling story of the growth and heyday of the Dutch capital. Discover seven centuries of the city’s history – once a small settlement on the banks of the Amstel, and now a bustling, diverse metropolis.

On display

The rich collection of works of art, objects and archaeological finds brings to life the fortunes of the Amsterdammers of days gone by. Photos and film material show the happy times as well as the drama of the modern city’s inhabitants.


 |  Amsterdam

Jodenbreestraat 4-6
Neighbourhood: Waterlooplein

What was Rembrandt’s life like? Where did Holland’s most renowned artist etch and paint his masterpieces? Where did the most dramatic events of his life take place? Find out at Rembrandt’s former house in Amsterdam’s Jodenbreestraat, where you can imagine yourself in Rembrandt’s day.


Rembrandt bought the house in 1639, when he was at the height of his fame. In 1656 he went bankrupt. Everything of value was sold at auction, including a large collection of art and rare objects. A notary drew up a list of his possessions, so we know exactly how the house was furnished in Rembrandt’s time.

The historic interior has been restored to its former glory and furnished with items and works of art from the master’s time. Wandering through the seventeenth-century rooms, visitors can imagine themselves back in Rembrandt’s day. See where his son Titus was born, the workroom where he printed his etchings and, of course, the master’s studio. The museum exhibits approximately 250 etchings by Rembrandt and paintings by his predecessors and pupils.

Hermitage Amsterdam

 |  Amsterdam

Amstel 51

Neighbourhood: Waterlooplein

The Hermitage museum, located on the banks of Amsterdam’s Amstel river is the Dutch branch of the world-famous Hermitage in Saint Petersburg (Russia). The Hermitage Amsterdam is a unique exhibition and cultural educational centre, portraying Russian history and culture. Visitors can find information about the history of St. Petersburg.

On display

On display a the Hermitage Amsterdam are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material, from the collection of the State Hermitage – which includes more than three million artefacts. The Hermitage Amsterdam also has a children’s section and holds regular workshops with the aim of stimulating creativity.

Dutch connection

Tsar Peter had a special relationship with Amsterdam, having lived in the city for several years. He founded the first public museum in Russia, and some of the exhibits were bought by Tsar Peter in Holland. Back then, visitors were encouraged to come to the Hermitage by a free shot of vodka. Nowadays people stand in long queues in order to visit the museum.