Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter

Although until the end of the 19th century this neighborhood was outside the limits of Amsterdam, today it is one of the places that attracts the most tourists. And it is logical, since in its streets you will find the Van Gogh museum, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum, a large concert hall, Concertgebouw, and one of the largest parks in the city, Vondelpark.

For all those who are planning a getaway to the Dutch capital, the Museum Quarter is a true wonder that will make you feel the emotion of all the art it contains. Here are some considerations about the treasures that you will find there.

Art and nature

For starters, you will have to spend some time visiting the neighborhood’s excellent museums, which give it its name and category. The newly remodeled Rijksmuseum deserves to be high on your list of places to visit. And the same happens with the Van Gogh Museum , inaugurated in 1973. If you like the paintings of the great artist, you will enjoy the visit as you cannot imagine, because there is kept his most extensive collection of works, gathered by his brother Theo (more than 200 paintings, 580 drawings, Japanese prints, etc.). You can also visit the Stedelijk Museum , dedicated to modern art since the mid-19th century.

And when you have satisfied your interest in getting to know the most important museums in Amsterdam, you can stroll through Vondelpark , a magnificent park founded in 1864, and which was expanded in 1877. Of English layout, with vast green areas , lots of trees and to a lake, today it is a lively and fun place, especially in summer. There the Dutch come to skate, run or walk, filling the park with life.