These are the 10 museums the Dutch want to visit this year


With the nice weather recently, you may not necessarily have to think about going to a museum, but (according to the predictions) some rainy days are coming. Then a museum is the best option. A nice lunch or drink afterwards and you have a great day. But there is so much choice in the Netherlands that you can no longer see the art because of the museums. Which museum should you go to?

Fortunately for you, research has been conducted into the ten museums in our country that the Dutch would most like to visit this year. So maybe a bit touristy, but definitely worth it. columbus travel, a travel magazine, conducted this survey among more than 3000 respondents.

Popular Museums in Netherlands

1. Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

The museum that was built around the hiding address of the Secret Annex at Prinsengracht 263 in Amsterdam is the number one spot. No less than 1 in 4 Dutch people want to visit the Anne Frank House this year. And they are not alone: ​​more than one million people attend every year, mainly from abroad.

2. Kröller-Müller Museum, Hoge Veluwe

For the number two on the list we move away from the city. The Kröller-Müller Museum in De Hoge Veluwe National Park is not only located in a very beautiful place, the art is also breathtaking. The museum is also referred to as Vincent van Gogh’s second home, which is not surprising with over ninety paintings and over 180 drawings by his hand. The Kröller-Müller Museum has the second largest Van Gogh collection in the world.

The collection also includes masterpieces by modern masters such as Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondrian. The accompanying sculpture garden, one of the largest in Europe, is also a major attraction. Also great for nice weather, so!

3. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

A true classic and the most important art temple in our country: the Rijksmuseum. Here you will find real classics, such as The Night Watch† In addition, Vermeer and Hals can be seen in abundance in this museum and there are changing exhibitions. This summer, for example, you’ll find nine sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, a pioneering 20th-century artist and international role model, in the museum’s gardens.

4. NEMO Science Museum, Amsterdam

Science boring? Well no! You can roll up your sleeves at the NEMO Science Museum, located in a striking copper-green building in Amsterdam. You can do all kinds of fun experiments in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology and behavioral sciences.

5. Boijmans van Beuningen depot, Rotterdam

We will also take a trip to Rotterdam for Depot Boijmans, the world’s first art depot open to the public. The entire depot collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (more than 151,000 works) is stored and can be viewed in a 39.5 meter high, bowl-shaped building clad in reflective plates. Even the roof is spectacular: between the trees on the terrace you have a view of the skyline of Rotterdam.

6. Groninger Museum, Groningen

One of the top attractions of the city and the province of Groningen is the Groninger Museum, which attracts about 200,000 people a year. The complex consists of three large buildings in the water, where four different collections can be found. From archeology and history to contemporary visual art, for example.

7. Hermitage Amsterdam

Hermitage Amsterdam started out as a branch of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg. You can now also view collections from the Amsterdam Museum, including famous seventeenth-century Dutch group portraits. The museum is located in the Amstelhof, a beautiful complex that was used as housing for the elderly for more than three hundred years.

8. Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar

In Museum Voorlinden – which is doing well on Instagram thanks to the special swimming pool – you will find the largest private art collection in the Netherlands. This so-called Caldic Collection consists of works by renowned names such as Ai Weiwei, Atelier Van Lieshout, Philip Akkerman, Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Cindy Sherman and many others.

9. De Fundatie, Zwolle

Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle is devoted to a collection of visual art, from the late Middle Ages to the present. The building is an attraction in itself: a former Palace of Justice in neoclassical style, with a new oval-shaped exhibition space on the roof.

10. Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen

In the Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen, you will meet the members of the Cobra group, an avant-garde movement of artists from Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands after the Second World War. There are also changing exhibitions about other modern artists.

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