Anne Frank is one of Amsterdam’s best known- historical figures. Anne and her family lived in hiding from the Nazis for more than two years in a house on the Prinsengracht. Anne was eventually deported to the Bergen-Belsen camp, where she later died at the young age of 15. Today Anne’s spirit lives through hear diary and the huge number of visitors who come to Amsterdam every year to learn more about her short life. You can visit the house where they lived in hiding at the Prinsengracht.
No trip to Amsterdam is complete without a visit to the Rijksmuseum. Since it first opened its monumental doors over 200 years ago, the museum has been one of the country’s center points to learn and enjoy Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages and beyond. The Rijksmuseum has a broad collection of Rembrandt, Vermeer and other well-known Dutch masters. However, it is not just Dutch collections on show, the museum also boasts an impressive collection of other European and Asian art.
The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most popular museums of the world, attracting visitors from every corner of the globe. The museum has the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh – more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 of his letters. For both locals and far-travelling visitors, the Van Gogh Museum is a unique and inspirational experience. Visit the museum to see his instantly recognizable impressionist works such as the ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘the Almond blossom’.
If you’re travelling with the young ones, NEMO Science Museum should be on your list! NEMO introduces young and old to the world of science and technology. Its five floors are filled with continuously updated exhibitions, workshops and performances, making it a favorite of kids in Amsterdam. Everything is interactive so everyone can join in with the fun and learning!