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The ultimate top 25 most beautiful sights in the Netherlands



What are the most beautiful sights in the Netherlands for a day trip or longer? The Netherlands is a relatively small country, but it has many bustling cities,

What are the most beautiful sights in the Netherlands for a day trip or longer? The Netherlands is a relatively small country, but it has many bustling cities, charming villages, historic buildings, museums and beautiful nature with forests, heathland, dunes and beaches. We are known for our typical Dutch flowers, clogs and windmills, which are often visited by tourists. Our little “frog country” has more to offer than you might think. We selected the 25 most beautiful sights for a nice outing, day trip or mini holiday in the Netherlands!

1. Keukenhof (South Holland)


A very popular outing! This flower park in Lisse attracts more than a million visitors from all over the world every year. And that is not without reason, in spring it is one colorful sea of ​​flowers, beautiful to see! You can walk around endlessly, take pictures and inhale the wonderful scents. Children can enjoy themselves at the petting zoo, maze, playground or treasure hunt. The best way to explore the area and flower fields is by tour boat or bicycle. Tip: Keukenhof is very popular, it is best to visit the park before 10:30 or after 16:00 if you want to avoid the hordes of people. Do you immediately have that beautiful morning or evening sun for your photos.

→ Order Keukenhof tickets & tours

2. Zaanse Schans & Kinderdijk (North Holland & South Holland)

Zaanse Schans, Netherlands

The Zaanse Schans is a typical Dutch picture with wooden windmills and houses from the 18th and 19th century, cute bridges and of course clogs. This place in the municipality of Zaanstad is world famous and frequented by tourists, especially in the summer months. Do you know how clogs are made? If you find this interesting, visit the clog museum. Take a look in the candy store or watch demonstrations of all kinds of old Dutch crafts, there is plenty to do.


Fewer tourists but more windmills? Then Kinderdijk is for you, located in the Alblasserwaard in South Holland : slightly quieter, more spacious and very photogenic. Since 1997, the polder area of ​​Kinderdijk with its dykes, mills and pumping stations has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The mills, which have different functions, are located in a beautiful green landscape along the water. You can also view the mills from a tour boat.

→ Order Zaanse Schans tickets & tours

→ Find a holiday home in the Zaan region

3. Giethoorn & Weerribben (Overijssel)


Giethoorn is ideal for a day trip in the Netherlands. Because of the beautiful houses and many canals, Giethoorn is also called the Venice of the Netherlands. The village in Overijssel has several museums that tell you more about the history and environment. The best way to see Giethoorn is of course by boat, so you can reach places that are otherwise inaccessible. If you don’t feel like sailing, you can also discover Giethoorn by bike. Do you want to be a tourist? Then have your photo taken in typical Dutch costume. Combine Giethoorn with a brisk walk in the nature of the National Weerribben-Wieden. There you can spot otters and black terns.

→ A night or weekend in Giethoorn? View Giethoorn discount outings & packages

→ Or find a nature house in the Weerribben

ALSO READ: The ultimate Top 25 nicest, most beautiful & best rated campsites in the Netherlands!

4. Museums of Grand Masters

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

The Netherlands has a huge number of museums, the most famous of which are the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank Museum. The Rijksmuseum has more than 40 million visitors every year, and nowadays also online exhibitions. The museum contains many masterpieces, from Rembrandt to Vermeer. Vincent Van Gogh is a world famous artist, many of his works are in the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. He mainly painted landscapes and self-portraits. The Anne Frank Museum is located on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam, the house where the Jewish Anne Frank and her family went into hiding during the Second World War. Read the diary, which has been translated into 51 languages. Whichever museum you choose, a day full of impressions and history is guaranteed!

→ Order online tickets for the Amsterdam museums

→ View Amsterdam discount trips & discount packages

5. De Hoge Veluwe National Park (Gelderland)

Hoge Veluwe, Gelderland

The Veluwe in Gelderland is one of the largest, most beautiful and versatile nature reserves in the Netherlands, with an extensive flora and fauna. You can cycle and walk through the beautiful forest and heath landscape that was once formed by ice age moraines. And what about the many bridleways and mountain bike routes? The Veluwe is bursting with beautiful spots. In the nearby Hoge Veluwe and Veluwezoom national parks, you can spot red deer, wild boars, foxes, roe deer and the rare pine marten.

ALSO READ: Veluwe: all beautiful places, nice places & activities with children

If you want, you can also enjoy (kite) surfing or sailing on the Veluwemeer. Kneuterige Veluwe villages such as Ermelo, Garderen, Hoenderloo, Beekbergen and Putten are ideal for a break from a bike ride to go shopping or sit on a terrace. And the Veluwe also offers plenty of Dutch culture. Be sure to visit the special Kröller-Müller Museum or Paleis Het Loo, not to mention the historic Hanseatic cities of Harderwijk, Elburg and Hattem. Tip: with the affordable Holland Pass you can visit all top museums in your own country, including the Kröller-Müller!

→ Staying overnight in the Veluwe? View our current Veluwe discount packages

→ View various Landal holiday parks near the Veluwe

→ Find a detached nature house in the Veluwe

6. Delta Works & Neeltje Jans (Zeeland)

Delta Works

Dutch history plays a major role in the construction of the Delta Works, Neeltje Jans and the Oosterscheldekering. In 1953 there were severe floods in Zeeland , also known as the flood disaster. As a solution to the flooding, the Delta Works were built. The Oosterscheldekering is part of the Delta Works and is 9 km long between Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland. In addition to viewing the Delta Works, you can now also visit the Neeltje Jans recreation park with sea aquarium and the Flood Museum.

ALSO READ: Sights in Zeeland: the most beautiful beaches, places & places in a row!

Did you know that the Oosterschelde is the largest National Park in the Netherlands? Obviously no forests, but salty seawater from the North Sea is what the park mainly consists of. For many it is also one of the most beautiful National Parks, worth a visit!

→ Holiday or weekend in Zeeland? View all ANWB Campsites or Roompot Holiday Parks in Zeeland.

→ Find your own nature house in Zeeland

→ View Zeeland hotel offers & packages

7. Settlement city Bourtange (Groningen)


You imagine yourself back in time when you walk through the fortified town of Bourtange in Groningen , which is officially just a village. Very striking about the Fortress Bourtange is its shape, a pentagon, best seen from the air. Via the drawbridge you pass restored defensive walls, old cannons and canals. There are also cozy shops, restaurants and a candle factory. Various activities are organized throughout the year, from markets to realistically re-enacted battles.

→ You can spend the night in Bourtange at Hotel Vesting Bourtange!

→ View other hotel offers & packages near Bourtange

→ Find your own nature house in Groningen

8. National Park de Biesbosch (South Holland / North Brabant)


This wetland nature and recreation area is one of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands . The Biesbosch mainly consists of waterways, but also has walking and cycling paths in the forest and along the river. Many species of fish, birds and even beavers live in the nature reserve! A nice place to explore with a boat or kayak, especially in summer. Bring a picnic basket so you can enjoy lunch at one of the moorings. If you come outside the summer months, keep in mind that the hiking trails turn into mud pools. In National Park de Biesbosch you can easily fill a day or two and then you have not seen everything. Finally, a tip: also visit the nearby town of Heusden aan de Bergsche Maas, one of the most beautiful old fortified towns in the Netherlands!

Tip for staying overnight: find your own nature house in the Biesbosch !

9. Amsterdam canals (North Holland)

Amsterdam canals

A visit to Amsterdam is not complete if you have not seen the canals. Did you know that Amsterdam has more than 100 kilometers of canals with more than 1500 bridges? Since 2010, the 17th-century canal ring with the main canals and a part of the surrounding area has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. You have probably heard of the Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht, the most famous canals. Not only the canals, but also the buildings on the water are impressive. Some beautiful canal houses can be found at the Gouden Bocht, the part of the Herengracht between Leidsestraat and Vijzelstraat. The best way to enjoy the Amsterdam canals is of course from the water. This can be done by tour boat, but you can also rent a pedal boat, for example.

→ Order tickets for canal cruises online

→ A night or weekend in Amsterdam? View our Amsterdam hotel packages with a discount

10. Traditional Dutch fishing villages


Nice and touristy, but they should not be missing from this list of most beautiful sights. The most famous traditional Dutch fishing villages are Volendam , Marken and Monnickendam† Volendam is known worldwide for its fishing culture, the beautifully colored houses, the dike and traditional costumes. Many artists such as Jan Smit and Nick & Simon also come from the fishing village. Tourists often visit Volendam in combination with Marken, located on a peninsula surrounded by the Gouwzee and the Markermeer. Marken has monumental wooden houses, white drawbridges, a fishing harbour, narrow alleys and traditional costumes. It is a photogenic village with many visitors in high season. In addition to all this, you can also visit a cheese factory, an eel smokehouse, the eel sound museum or take a guided walk, there are plenty of options for a fun day out!

→ Staying overnight in a fishing village? View current Volendam discount outings & packages

→ View hotels and b&b’s on Marken

→ View current Monnickendam hotel offers

11. The Wadden Islands (Friesland & North Holland)

The Noordertoren, Schiermonnikoog

The Wadden Islands are of course one of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands: they are actually astonishingly beautiful! The wide sandy beaches, the wind in the dunes, the beautiful walking and cycling paths, the cozy villages with their lovely terraces: this is the Netherlands holiday at its best, especially when the weather is good. What all islands have in common are the wide sandy beaches and the beautiful dune areas, but each island is also unique in its own right.

Texel is the largest Wadden Island with no less than thirty kilometers of beaches and belongs to the province of North Holland . Four Wadden Islands belong to the province of Friesland : Vlieland is a somewhat more chic and alternative island that is located furthest from the coast. Terschelling is, especially in summer, a real youth island full of bustle and fun. On the wonderfully cozy family island of Ameland you have the cleanest beach and you can learn a lot about whaling and the unspoilt Schiermonnikoog is the smallest municipality in the Netherlands with only one village, ideal for the real nature lover and those seeking tranquility.

→ Holiday or weekend on the Wadden Islands? View current Wadden Islands discount outings & packages

→ Stay in a Landal or Roompot bungalow park on the Wadden Islands.

→ Find your own holiday home on the Wadden Islands

12. Loonse and Drunense dunes (North Brabant)

Loonse and Drunense dunes

Where in the Netherlands can you walk for hours without meeting anyone? This is possible in the Brabant Sahara, or the National Park De Loonse en Drunense dunes, the largest sand drift in Western Europe. In this area in North Brabant you will find forests, hills, heath and especially a lot of sand. The landscape changes continuously due to the wind and the changing seasons also ensure that you have the idea that it is different every time. The Loonse en Drunense duinen is a fantastic area for walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding. Nice to stay with your children or to walk the dog. There are a number of nice restaurants along the walking routes.

Tip for staying overnight: nearby holiday parks include TopParken Résidence de Leuvert and De Beekse Bergen .

→ Find your own nature house in North Brabant

13. Valkenburg (Limburg)


Every year millions of people move to Valkenburg, in the south of Limburg . The many sights of Valkenburg include Valkenburg Castle, Velvet Cave, Mergelrijk, Museum Roman Catacombs, Wilhelminatoren and the Fairytale Forest theme park. The old center of Valkenburg is full of cozy bars, restaurants and terraces. Relax in the Thermae 2000, try your luck at the casino or go on an adventure in the caves, an activity not to be missed. Valkenburg is also very nice in winter, with a real Christmas market!

→ Staying overnight in Valkenburg? View current Valkenburg discount packages

→ Tip: the nearby holiday park Résidence Valkenburg

14. De Haar Castle (Utrecht)

Castle the hair

You will certainly feel like you are in a fairytale when you visit Kasteel de Haar, in the Utrecht village of Haarzuilens. This castle is the largest and most luxurious castle in the Netherlands, its history dates back to the twelfth century. De Haar Castle underwent a large-scale restoration in the nineteenth century, which makes the castle feel quite “new”. Beautiful carvings, stained glass, canals, towers, gates and drawbridges complete the fairy tale. Stroll through the castle garden or eat an ice cream at the Tuynhuis.

→ Staying overnight in or around Utrecht? View our current Utrecht discount packages

15. Dutch seaside resorts


It is good to stay on the Dutch coast. Coastal towns simply have a certain appeal and are often an ideal combination of beach, nature and culture. Some of the best-known seaside resorts are Scheveningen with its iconic pier, Zandvoort with the race track and the chic Bloemendaal and Noordwijk . Other nice seaside resorts are Kijkduin , Katwijk aan Zee , the family – friendly Egmond , Callantsoog and the artists ‘ village of Bergen . In maritime Den Helderyou will find out what the coastal defense of our country looked like and looks like. In each of these coastal towns you can enjoy a beautiful spring day or sultry summer day.

→ A night, weekend or holiday on the Dutch coast? View our current discount packages to the Dutch coast

→ View the holiday parks on the coast of, among others, Roompot or Topparken

ALSO READ: 20x special overnight stays by the sea in the Netherlands!

16. Cheese Markets

Gouda cheese market

The Dutch are sometimes called cheese heads because cheese plays an important role in our economy. We still love cheese and eat about 15 kilos!!! cheese per year per person. There are five cheese markets, namely in Alkmaar , Edam , Hoorn , Gouda and Woerden . Today, the cheese markets are more like tourist demonstrations or reconstructions from past times. Gouda and Woerden are the most traditional. The cheese markets are often located in the middle of a beautiful historic city center with monuments. Immediately visit a museum to see how cheese is actually made.

→ Stick to it overnight? View hotel offers & packages for Alkmaar , Hoorn or Gouda

17. Port of Rotterdam (South Holland)


Rotterdam is a large port in South Holland , between 1962 and 2004 even the largest in the world. Impressive container ships sail in every day. The harbor is connected to the river Maas, where you can take beautiful walks along the water. From the Erasmus Bridge, Maaskade, Willemskade and Wilhelminapier you have a beautiful view of the shipping industry and the skyline of Rotterdam. Discover the port and its history by boat, various tours are offered. Most tours also go along the “SS Rotterdam” a hotel that is located in a former cruise ship. Finally, you can visit the Oude Haven, nowadays a popular nightlife area. Also take a look at the separate Cube Houses, if you are in the area.

→ Book a tour (a 75 minutes) through the Port of Rotterdam

→ Staying overnight in Rotterdam? View Rotterdam hotel offers & packages

18. Peace Palace The Hague (South Holland)

The Peace Palace, The Hague

The world famous Peace Palace is mentioned by many as one of the highlights of a visit to the royal city of The Hague . Built in the Renaissance style in the 19th century, the palace played an important role in world peace. Today, among others, the United Nations and the International Court of Justice are located here. Next to the entrance to the Peace Palace is the visitor center, which has a free audio tour. The palace is often photographed from the outside, but the inside is also worth seeing. You can take a tour for 11 euros, but book it in advance because they are often full.

→ A night or weekend in The Hague? View The Hague hotel offers & packages

19. Amsterdam water supply dunes (North Holland)

Amsterdam water supply dunes

For those who love peace, nature and walking, the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen in North Holland are a true paradise. The area plays an important role for the extraction of drinking water. In this dune area between Zandvoort and Noordwijk, visitors almost always spot fallow deer and they are not shy! Foxes and special birds also live in the dune area. The Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen has several entrances with enough parking spaces and almost all of them also have a pancake house. Go for a run, birdwatching, get lost in the woods or take a long walk to the beach.

Tip: find your own nature house near the Amsterdam water supply dunes .

20. Popular Theme Parks

Efteling Woods

The Netherlands has quite a few popular amusement parks where you can have hours of fun with the whole family. The most popular daytime attraction in the Netherlands is the Efteling, with more than 4.5 million visitors a year. The Efteling has even been chosen as the best amusement park in the Benelux! Other frequently visited amusement parks are Amusement Park Duinrell in Wassenaar, Amusement Park Slagharen and Walibi Holland with many roller coasters. Or how about a visit to the mini-holland in Madurodam , the Dolfinarium or the Apenheul ?

→ View Amusement Park packages at Voordeeluitjes

→ Offers on discounted tickets at VakantieVeilingen

21. Middelburg Abbey (Zeeland)

Middelburg Abbey

Middelburg has a rich past and is known as the old trading city of the VOC. This past is clearly reflected in the historic city center. The abbey monastery from the 12th century is located in a beautiful wooded area. It has a historic square and houses the Zeeuws Museum. The abbey is very well preserved, just like the rest of the center of Middelburg. The square is widely used for major cultural events, such as the annual folkloric day and the Zeeland Nazomerfestival. Middelburg is a nice and original city for a night or weekend away!

→ A night or weekend away in Middelburg? View current Middelburg discount outings & packages

22. Saint Servatius Basilica (Maastricht)

Saint Servatius Basilica (Maastricht)Saint Servatius Basilica (Maastricht)

In the center of Maastricht is the Basilica of Saint Servatius, a Catholic building with a rich history, located between three squares; the Vrijthof, Keizer Karelplein and Henric van Veldekeplein. It is the oldest basilica in the Netherlands and has one of the richest treasuries in Europe. The church is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is plenty to admire (for a small entrance fee) such as relics, goldsmithery and textiles. It is a beautiful basilica, even if you actually have ‘nothing’ with religion.

→ A night or weekend away in Maastricht? View our current Maastricht discount packages

→ View even more Maastricht hotel offers here

23. Dolmens (Drenthe)

Dolmens, Drenthe

Drenthe is one large open-air museum, the entire province is dotted with unique dolmens or ‘dolmens’, burial chambers from prehistoric times. The history of this is told in the Hunebed Center in Borger. Did you know that dolmens are the oldest monuments in the Netherlands? These large boulders were taken to Drenthe during the Ice Age . The largest dolmen is in Borger and is more than 20 meters long, what a job that must have been! If you want to view several hunebeds, there is even a “Hunebedhighway” car route. Visit the Hunebedcentrum if you want to know more about the hunebeds.

ALSO READ: Sights Drenthe: the most beautiful places, nice places & outings with children

→ Weekend in Drenthe? Find your own nature house in Drenthe

→ View the holiday parks of Landal or Roompot in Drenthe

→ A night in a hotel in Drenthe? View our current Drenthe hotel discount packages with a discount of up to 68%

24. Austerlitz Pyramid (Utrecht)

Austerlitz Pyramid

We have a real pyramid in the Netherlands, namely the Austerlitz Pyramid! This special building in the province of Utrecht was commissioned by Lodewijk Napoleon as an observation post. Climbing the pyramid is unfortunately not free and only for people who have good mobility, but if you are at the top, you do have a wide view. Around the pyramid is a beautiful walking area with various routes that are well signposted. For children there is a playground and restaurant.

25. South Limburg hilly landscape

South Limburg hilly landscapeSouth Limburg hilly landscape

ALSO READ: 15x sights, outings & activities for your Limburg holiday

The Burgundian South Limburg with its rolling hills and beautiful half-timbered farms is one of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands. In this, almost un-Dutch-looking, landscape you will find the most beautiful walking and cycling routes, such as the Mergelland route and the end of the Pieterpad. The Limburg cosiness is present everywhere and certainly on the terraces of Gulpen, Valkenburg and Maastricht. Here you can drink a delicious Limburg beer and eat a delicious slice of real Limburg flan. You will also find the South Limburg hilly landscape in the area around Epen, Mechelen and Noorbeek, great places for a week away or holiday.

Berry moved to the Netherlands for her art studies. She is living in Amsterdam for 16 years. You can see her in Amsterdam streets with her fancy pink bike. She is a professional photographer and blog journal lover.


A Calm, Quiet, Cold, Unknown City; Den Haag



A Calm Quiet Cold Unknown City Den Haag

I’m on my way to the city of the Netherlands, which is home to 150 international institutions and the “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. I am not alone, I myself come with me. Shall we begin?

A cold city in the north, unheard of, unspoken. It is 45 minutes from Amsterdam and 30 minutes from Rotterdam. After my undergraduate education, my long-term trip abroad, which I have been working on, making plans for, and covering many countries, begins to work as an intern architect.

The Netherlands has two airports: Rotterdam Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol AirportMy connecting flight from Istanbul takes around 3 and a half 4 hours. Our journey from Rotterdam to Den Haag is extremely short. In the future, I understand that it is extremely easy and fast to travel from any city to another city in this country. Transport networks, especially train travel, are comfortable, cheap and fast. A train leaves from Amsterdam every 15 minutes. At the same time, the existence of night trains is an opportunity to travel around the country. The cities are extremely close to each other.

Den Haag is located between Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The city is home to many museums. Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s famous work “Girl with a Pearl Earring” is located here in the Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. World-famous cars are open to visitors at the Lauwman Museum. The works of graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher who lived in the 1900s are exhibited in the Escher Palace Museum.

A city of art; open-air markets, cafes, bars, markets, restaurants where you can taste dishes from different cultures… The main center of all these is Grote Markt.

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Sorry, Is This Heaven?

You wouldn’t be surprised if I say that roads, parks, apartments, everywhere you can think of are covered with canals in a country where a quarter of its territory is under the sea. But every day, going to work, walking, sometimes doing yoga through a nature park, among the flowers that bloom with spring, some of them spilled on the water and some on the grass… This comfort is astonishing. Yes, you are in the city, in the village, it should not be so easy to be in the countryside. It’s a luxury you can’t have in many parts of the world. However, the people here do not use this opportunity very much, because the city goes into a fast sleep after work. The streets are empty, quiet, calm… The tall people of this cold city also prefer to stay at home on Sundays. Yes, by the way, the tallest men in the world are also in the Netherlands.


Both Old and New

I’m crossing a street. Like Amsterdam, it reeks of history. With their incredible sloping roofs and their mastery in using bricks, they challenged the climate and at the same time shaped their structures with pleasing details. Then I turn to a street that is surrounded by skyscrapers that I have never seen before. Some with dome-shaped roofs, some with different angles and up-to-date materials. “What happened now? Am I in a metropolis?” The harmony of this city does not make one ask the question. There is such a harmony between them; material, color… They become references to each other from somewhere.

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Design Small; Architectural Details

It is a thoughtful, masterful city. Every place you turn your head is like a work of art. For me as an architect, it is a visual feast that is a source of inspiration and enhances my creativity; every step is like a new reason to be happy… Even the colorful doors and the seating elements located in the gardens in front of the doors are as orderly and detailed as the surroundings. I understand that these people know how to enjoy every moment of life. They can design small and reach big pleasures.

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Welcoming people of many nationalities; this is a place that invites peace, order and nature… It is modern, innovative, old, new and impressive.

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A’dam Lookout – Swing in the Sky



Adam Lookout Swing in the Sky

Are you an adrenaline junkie? You will enjoy this exciting journey that will make you look at Amsterdam from above. While you can satisfy your adrenaline rush on Europe’s longest swing, you will be able to watch Amsterdam from your seat.

This swing, 100 meters above the ground , will sweep you off your feet. For those who adopt the philosophy of “Will we come to the world again” , you can experience exciting moments with this opportunity not to be missed because you will have plenty of time to watch the magnificent view of the city from the highest point in Amsterdam.

If you have the courage to climb to the very end of the swing, the view you will encounter is even more magnificent. Amsterdam’s flat geography makes it possible to see everything from one end of the city to the other.

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If you think your heart will be enough, A’dam Lookout will offer you the opportunity to examine every detail of Amsterdam down to the last detail.

Ticket Features

  • The opportunity to watch the bird’s eye view of Amsterdam from a hundred meters high. This event is one of the most important opportunities you should not miss while in Amsterdam.
  • You should not miss the opportunity to hang in the sky and the adrenaline that you cannot experience anywhere else in your life.
  • You can take pictures and have unforgettable moments with your friend while enjoying the magnificent view of Amsterdam.Adam Lookout Swing in the Sky

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Need To Know About the Van Gogh Museum



Need To Know About the Van Gogh Museum

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands , is a city rich in museums that will turn art lovers’ heads. Hundreds of thousands of visitors visit the city, which has the most prestigious museums in the world, every year and feel the art atmosphere of the city by stopping by the museums in the city.

The most visited museums in Amsterdam, which has dozens of boutique museums, are Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum. Among these museums, the Van Gogh Museum is the 31st most visited museum in Amsterdam and the 31st in the world.

Need To Know About the Van Gogh Museum

Need To Know About the Van Gogh Museum

Home to the world’s most comprehensive Van Gogh collection, the Van Gogh Museum is a building whose name is synonymous with Amsterdam. The museum, where you can see the works of the world-famous artist who lived between 1853-1890, is located in a modern building founded in 1973 and designed by Gerrit Rietveld.

In addition to his rich collection of paintings, drawings and letters belonging to Van Gogh, the works of many famous artists who lived in the same period with Van Gogh are also in the museum’s inventory.

He is a master at the Van Gogh Museum, where you can see the paintings, sketches (draft) drawings and hundreds of letters he wrote to his brother Theo Van Gogh. 200 paintings and 500 sketches of the artist are on display.

Since the museum, which can be visited in 2-3 hours at an average speed, hosts many visitors throughout the year, it is essential to buy the ticket on the website in advance or to buy a ticket for another day after arriving in Amsterdam in order not to wait in line at the museum gate.

Need To Know About the Van Gogh Museum
Need To Know About the Van Gogh Museum

In the museum where the works of the painter born in 1853 are arranged in chronological order, you can witness what the artist went through in different periods of his life and how these moments affected his life and paintings. The design of the main building of the museum, which consists of 5 floors including the basement, was designed by Architect Gerrit Rietveld, and the design of the annex building where temporary exhibitions are held by Architect Kisho Kurokawa.

The Van Gogh Museum consists of two separate buildings, the main building and the annex. The works of painters who were contemporary of Van Gogh are exhibited on the ground floor and the third floor of the main building, which consists of 4 floors. Among the painters whose works you can see in this section are names such as Renoir, Rodin, Delacroix, Claude Monet and Edouard Manet.

On the first floor of the museum, there are works of Vincent Van Gogh whose construction date is known and which are separated according to the place where they were made. During the tour on the first floor, you can personally see the important events in the artist’s life and how these events affected his life and paintings.

Need To Know About the Van Gogh Museum
Need To Know About the Van Gogh Museum

On the second floor of the museum, drawings and sketches of the famous artist are exhibited. There are temporary exhibitions in the annex building of the museum. Since the exhibitions in this section are temporary, you need to follow which artist’s works you can see on the museum website on the date you visit the museum.

Van Gogh Museum visiting hours and entrance fee

The Van Gogh Museum has different visiting hours at different times of the year. During the winter period, the museum can be visited between 09.00-18.00. In summer, it is open to visitors between 09.00-19.00. On Fridays, the closing time of the museum is 21:00.

Van Gogh Museum ticket costs 18 euros for adults. No fee is charged for visitors under the age of 18. I Amsterdam Card holders can visit the museum free of charge.

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Van Gogh Museum is located between Rijksmuseum and Stedejelik and can be easily reached by following the signs at the Rijksmuseum exit. It is possible to reach the museum by trams 2 and 5 departing from the Amsterdam train station.

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