Amsterdam is more than just the city of sin and pancakes. Did you know that this city is home to many museums? Whether you like art, fashion, or even beer: you will find a museum for you in Amsterdam. This is a historic city, but that doesn’t mean that all you will find is old art from the seventeenth century. There is plenty to do for modern art lovers in Amsterdam. Read along to find out which museums and galleries you must not skip during your next trip to Amsterdam.
There are several great museums you can visit for a bit of modern art in this city. Take for instance Stedelijk Museum or Moco Museum, both conveniently situated near Museumplein. This central square is home to many of the cities most important museums. In these modern art museums you will find several exhibitions a year, showcasing modern artists like Banksy, Mark Rothko and Keith Haring. A good excuse to return to Amsterdam after your trip, as you will not want to miss the next exhibition coming up.
For more modern art Amsterdam, take a trip outside of the city centre. Go north across the river IJ and discover NXT Museum for instance, a museum dedicated to media art. Or you can go south, to nearby Amstelveen, and visit Cobra Museum of Modern Art. Here you will find works by artists like Karel Appel, as well as changing exhibitions. One tip while visiting Amsterdam museums: make sure to buy your tickets online beforehand. This way, you will not have to wait in line and will be able to enjoy your time in the city to the fullest.
Of course you are not limited to visiting museums for your daily dose of modern art in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is home to many art galleries that show work by new, up and coming contemporary artists. Added bonus: these galleries usually have free admission. They will also be a lot less crowded than the more touristic museums near Museumplein. If the weather is nice while you are visiting, why not considering a walking tour? This can take you past beautiful street art all over the city, whilst also exploring everything else Amsterdam has to offer. What are you waiting for? Have you booked your trip to Amsterdam yet?