The Netherlands has given the world some of our greatest artists: Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer and Piet Mondrian among others. Pay homage to these and more at the magnificent Rijksmuseum, which chronicles 800 years of Dutch history through 8,000 artworks and artefacts.
Across Museumplein from the Rijkmuseum lie the Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum, the latter boasting an exhaustive collection of international modern art. The Rembrandthuis Museum celebrates the work and life of the great artist while the Hermitage Amsterdam is Western Europe’s sole independently-managed branch of St Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum. Contemporary art lovers should visit the visionary de Appel Arts Centre and Cobra museum.