43 Museums to explore in North Holland
The province that houses the largest city and capital of Netherlands- Amsterdam.
The Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam. It is situated at the Oude Turfmarkt 127 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Artifacts from the ancient civilizations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria, and the Roman Empire are curated and exhibited in this museum.
A majestic museum opened in 1926 in the Waag, one of Amsterdam's 15th-century city gates, which says about the history of Amsterdam. The museum exhibits various items related to the history of Amsterdam, from the Middle Ages to the present time. Many of the original furnishings of the city orphanage are on display. The museum has on display paintings, models, archeological findings, photographs, but also less likely items such as a playable carillon, a Witkar and a replica of Café 't Mandje.
The Amsterdam Pipe Museum is a museum in Amsterdam dedicated to smoking pipes, tobacco, and related paraphernalia. It presents an overview of fashion and design in smoking pipes. The exhibition spans a period of 2,500 years, with exciting objects from five continents. In the meantime, the museum has been renovated and looks radiant again.
The Amsterdam Tulip Museum was founded and sponsored by a local bulb company. It traces the history of the tulip in the Netherlands. From the origin of the tulip in Central Asia, to the Tulip Mania, to cultivation and modern hybridization in the Netherlands. Also visit the Flower Bulb Shop and view other tulip related items.
The Anne Frank House is a writer's house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. It preserves the hiding place, has a permanent exhibition on the life and times of Anne Frank, and has an exhibition space about all forms of persecution and discrimination. The building is located on a canal called the Prinsengracht, close to the Westerkerk, in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Body Worlds is a traveling exposition of dissected human bodies, animals, and other anatomical structures of the body that have been preserved through the process of plastination. Gunther von Hagens developed the preservation process which "unite subtle anatomy and modern polymer chemistry. More than 200 real human bodies are a part of this Amsterdam Body Worlds interactive exhibition.
The Cobra Museum of Modern Art is an art museum in Amstelveen in the Netherlands. The collection of the museum consists of key works by artists associated with three art movements, Vrij Beelden (1945), Cobra (1948–1951), and Creatie (1950–1955).
The Zaanse Schans is an open-air museum that's fun for all ages. It offers a perfectly preserved glimpse into the Netherlands' industrial past with its traditional houses, windmills, warehouses and workshops. From 1961 to 1974 old buildings from all over the Zaanstreek were relocated using lowboy trailers to the area. The Zaans Museum, established in 1994 near the first Zaanse Schans windmill, is located south of the neighbourhood.
The Diamond Museum Amsterdam is a museum located at the Museumplein in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The museum was founded in 2007 by Ben Meier of Coster Diamonds. The permanent collection consists of diamond jewelry and gives background information about diamonds.
Electric Ladyland is a museum located in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is devoted to presenting art, minerals, and manufactured items that fluoresce under ultraviolet light. The museum displays a permanent collection of fluorescent minerals, fluorescent artwork from the 1950s and other glowing artefacts. They also have a “Flourescent Environment” where visitors can participate in creating a sculptural piece of illuminated art.
This is a museum dedicated to sensuality, kink, and X-rated art and objects. Learn the history of the Red Light District and see some unusual sex-centric exhibitions. The museum includes other attractions as well, such as a collection of John Lennon's lithographs, erotic photos, and a version of the animated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs that contains a 'twist'.
Eye Filmmuseum is a film archive, museum, and cinema in Amsterdam that preserves and presents both Dutch and foreign films screened in the Netherlands. The building features two gallery exhibition spaces, one 300-seat cinema, two 127-seat cinemas, and a fourth intimate cinema of about 67 seats. It composes of various visual and interactive elements. Suitable also for kids.
A majestic museum, which was established in 1862. In 1950, the museum was split in two locations when the collection of modern art was moved to the Museum De Hallen. The main collection, including its famous 17th-century Frans Hals paintings, for which the museum is named, is located in the former Oude Mannenhuis on the Groot Heiligland.
The Hash, Marihuana & Hemp Museum is a museum located in De Wallen, Amsterdam, Netherlands. According to the museum, more than two million visitors have visited the exhibition since it opened in 1985. The museum also focuses on how hemp can be used for agricultural and industrial purposes, even including clothing accessories and cosmetic products made from hemp fiber. In 2012 the museum opened a second location in Barcelona, the Hash Marihuana Cáñamo & Hemp Museum.
The Heineken Experience is an attraction located at Heineken's® first built brewery in Amsterdam's city centre. This is a historic brewery and corporate visitor center for the internationally distributed Dutch pilsner, Heineken beer. The industrial facility was built as the first Heineken brewery in 1867, serving as the company's primary brewing facility until 1988 when a more modern, larger facility was constructed on the outskirts of the city.
Hermitage Amsterdam is a branch of the world famous Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg. The museum is located in the former Amstelhof, a classical style building from 1681. The exhibition area covers 2,172 m2 and is contained within two large exhibition halls and smaller exhibition rooms. The remaining space holds lecture halls, offices and staff accommodations and a restaurant. It is currently the largest satellite of the Hermitage Museum, with a total area of 12,846 m2.
Hollandsche Schouwburgis a museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The building originates from 1892 and was used as a theatre for many years during the early 20th century. During German occupation the theatre was used as a deportation centre– Jews from Amsterdam and surrounding areas were obligated to report there before being taken to Dutch transit camps and finally to Germany.
A unique museum, which gives you get the chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to live in a houseboat on an Amsterdam canal. The museum is located in the “Hendrika Maria”, a former cargo ship built in 1914. The cargo hold is now a cosy living space featuring all the conveniences and a surprising amount of space and comfort.
Huis Marseille is Amsterdam's 1st photography museum. It is housed in two 17th century canal houses and has a library, museum store and its own collection. The museum is housed in a residence built around 1665 for a French merchant, and contains 13 exhibition spaces and a restored room in Louis XIV style; the building was restored and the museum extended into the adjacent building in 2007–2013.
The Jewish Historical Museum is the only museum in the Netherlands to focus on Jewish history, religion and culture. A unique picture is given of Dutch Jewish life in all its facets, then and now. The museum has an extensive multimedia collection. From paintings to films and from utensils to 3D presentations. In addition, there are always one or two temporary exhibitions. Within the Jewish Historical Museum is another special location, especially for children: the Children's Museum.