About Kim H
Lives in Barcelona, Spain
Since Jun. 2014
25-34 year old female
I am born and raised in the Netherlands, but love to travel. I have lived in different cities around the world, such as San Francisco and currently Barcelona. Add Amsterdam and you have my list of favourite cities! I am always on the lookout for new remarkable places where ever I go.
Art Museums, Speciality Museums
History Museums, Art Museums
History Museums, Speciality Museums
Historic Sites, Art Museums
Historic Sites, History Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Speciality Museums
Science Museums, Children's Museums
Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
After a 10 year renovation, the majestic Rijksmuseum opened its doors again in 2013. The museum focuses on history and art, and its impressive collection includes many masterpieces by painters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer.
The Stedelijk Museum first opened its doors in 1895, as a museum of antiques, and was mostly visited by members of the bourgeoisie. Nowadays, the museum’s main focus is modern and contemporary art from the 20th and 21st centuries. Here you get to admire the work of some of the greatest international artists, such as Vincent van Gogh and Jackson Pollock.
The Van Gogh Museum features the world’s largest collection of works by post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Some of the highlights include the masterpieces 'Sunflowers' and 'The Potato Eaters.' Additionally, you get to discover what inspired Van Gogh in his art through an interesting exposition about his life, which is sure to put his works into a whole new light.
Amsterdam has always been home to a large Jewish population, historically residing in the Jewish quarter. In this museum you can learn about Jewish traditions, religion and history worldwide through permanent and temporary exhibits. A truly interesting and educational experience!
Step back in time when you visit the historical house where portrait painter Rembrandt lived between 1639 and 1658. It's an interesting and interactive visit: next to the 17th century furniture pieces and Rembrandt’s art, you can learn to etch Rembrandt-style in a complimentary workshop!
Interested in learning more about non-western cultures? Visit the Tropenmuseum! As one of the largest museums in Amsterdam, it offers a large variety of unique ethnographic exhibits from all over the world. The museum has eight permanent displays, but also offers interesting temporary ones.
The Resistance Movement in the Netherlands saved many lives and contributed greatly to the liberation of the country during WWII. The Verzetsmuseum offers a unique insight into the covert operations of the Resistance Movement, and the history of WWII, through authentic artifacts and documentaries among other exhibits. It's a great place to learn about WWII in the Netherlands.
Housed in a beautifully designed modern building, with a stunning view of the IJ lake, the EYE Film Institute aims to preserve both Dutch and International films, photos and posters. The museum offers a cinematographic experience which will truly blow your mind.
Anne Frank, known for the diaries she wrote while hiding from the Nazis during WWII, went into hiding with her family in this 17th century canal house when the Netherlands were occupied. She and her family managed to hide here for over 2 years before they were arrested and deported to concentration camps. After the discovery of Anne's diaries, the house was turned into a museum, which tells the story of Anne and her family through an exhibit of historical documents and documentaries. A must see when in Amsterdam!
This museum of technology and science is great for the whole family. Housed in a green building shaped like a giant ship, the museum consists of four floors, each with a differently themed exhibit. NEMO's philosophy 'Discover the world for yourself' highlights the interactive and educational character that you'll find at this museum.
Built in the 17th century as the city hall, the Royal Palace was soon turned into a residence for Louis Napoleon (Napoleon's brother), and when the French Empire came to an and, it remained a palace. Nowadays, the palace — that is situated on Dam Square in the heart of Amsterdam — is open to visitors. Not only can you admire the beautiful architecture of this impressive building, but it also houses many exhibits that highlight the rich, centuries-old history of the city.