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Van Gogh Museum — Plan Your Visit

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world.

Our Van Gogh Museum guide includes details about the collection, along with information about the current temporary exhibition: Matthew Wong | Vincent van Gogh: Painting as a Last Resort

NOTE: No ticket sales at the door. You can only visit the museum after buying timed-entry tickets online. We show you how and where.

Keukenhof 2024: seven million tulips and other flowers

Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. It is the largest showcase platform for the Dutch flower industry. The park’s 7 million flower bulbs are supplied by 100 local flower bulb growers and exporters.

Open just 8 weeks a year. In 2024 the parks the park celebrates its 75th anniversary. Keukenhof is open from March 21 through May 21.

Westertoren, Westerkerk

On August 10, 1943, Anne Frank — hiding in the Achterhuis — wrote, “We’ve all been a little confused this past week, because our dearly beloved Westertoren bells have been carted off to be melted down for the war, so we have no idea of the exact time, either night or day…”

So, whatever happened to the bells of the Westertoren?

Rijksmuseum — Not just Rembrandt’s Night Watch

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the premier art museum in the Netherlands. It is the most visited museum in the country.

The Rijksmuseum is devoted to several national collections — and consists of Dutch art from the earliest moments to the 19th century. One of its most popular paintings is The Night Watch, by Rembrandt.

2024: Frans Hals exhibition: February 16 to June 9, 2024.

Dam Square, Amsterdam

Dam Square (De Dam) is Amsterdam’s historic main city square, it is also the symbolic center of the Netherlands.

Dam Square is the primary location for official events, celebrations, protests, and national commemorations.

Amsterdammers typically try to avoid the square, but if you – as a tourist – skip Dam Square, you have not really seen Amsterdam.