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Amsterdam's Hidden Gems
tips & recommendations

And why stay in Amsterdam when Holland is so small, and the trains so efficient that you can escape the crowds and visit some hidden gems within an hour of the city?!

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Monthly Art Salon Please join us on Mondays of the first week each month, in the centre of Amsterdam, for an informal in person gathering to enjoy an art history lecture and discussion. For information, contact Mariska.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Museum Het Schip (the ship) An imaginative social housing complex, built in the style of the Amsterdam School of Expressionist architecture from 1919. For people interested in social housing, city planning, architecture and history! Oostzaanstraat 45, 1013 WG Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography Enjoy an extensive collection of contemporary works of Dutch and international artists, in a beautiful canal house. Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Beurs van Berlage Built in 1896-1903 by famous architect Berlage, influencing many modernist architects incl the 'Amsterdam School', it housed the Stock Exchange (originally founded in Amsterdam in 1602) until 2011. Damrak 277, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Cobra Museum Modern Art museum with works by the Cobra Group (a European avant-garde movement active from 1948 to 1951. The name is based on the main centres Copenhagen, Brussels & Amsterdam). Sandbergplein 1, 1181 ZX Amstelveen

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Jacob Hooy Pharmacy in business since 1743 selling herbal remedies, teas & cosmetics and liquorice. Kloveniersburgwal 12, 1012 CT Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Six Collection An exquisite art collection housed in the private home of the Dutch aristocratic Six family (painted by Rembrandt) with roots reaching back to the year 1032. By private appointment only. Amstel 218, 1017 AJ Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum Museum for modern and contemporary art, which is often completely overlooked by visitors. Museumplein 10

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Museum van Loon Get a glimpse of the life of the Amsterdam Van Loon family (one of the co-founders of the Dutch East-India Company) in one of the finest canal houses of the city. Keizersgracht 672

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Ons Lieve Heer op Solder (Our Lord in the Attick) a uniquely preserved seventeenth-century house from the Dutch Golden Age. Explore the narrow corridors and climb the stairs to historically furnished living rooms, kitchens and bedsteads, leading literally to the highpoint of the museum: an entire church in the attic. Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38

Haarlem

Haarlem

Watch this Virtual Tour of some of the highlights of the city of Haarlem

Haarlem

Haarlem

Frans Hals Museum A must for anyone interested in the Dutch Masters, this superb museum is located in the poorhouse where Hals spent his final years. Groot Heiligland 62, 2011 ES Haarlem

Haarlem

Haarlem

Teylers Museum First and oldest museum in the Netherlands. Opened in 1778, with an historical collection of art, natural history, and science. It also schedules regular contemporary exhibitions. Spaarne 16, 2011 CH Haarlem

Leiden

Leiden

Virtual tour of some of the highlights of the city of Leiden.

The Hague

The Hague

Museum Voorlinden A private museum for modern and contemporary art at a magnificent estate in the dunes at Wassenaar, a stone's throw from The Hague. Buurtweg 90 2244 AG Wassenaar

The Hague

The Hague

Kunstmuseum Watch this virtual tour of the Kunstmuseum in The Hague. It is a wonderful introduction to a unique building and collection. Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV, The Hague

The Hague

The Hague

Panorama Mesdag The largest 19th century panorama in the world still in-situ, by marine painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag. Zeestraat 65, 2518 AA Den Haag

Utrecht

Utrecht

Museum Speelklok This museum collects, preserves, displays and restores an enormous and globally recognized array of self-playing mechanical musical instruments. Steenweg 6, 3511 JP Utrecht

's-Hertogenbosch

's-Hertogenbosch

Huizinghe 'De Loet' A unique historical house, still lived in by the family, traceable back to the middle-ages. Co-founders of the TEFAF, the Pan Amsterdam, and voracious collectors of antiques and Asian artifacts. By special appointment only. Peperstraat 6, 5211 KM 's-Hertogenbosch

Winterswijk

Winterswijk

Villa Mondriaan For fans of Mondriaan: this should be the start of your pilgrimage! House of his childhood and home to his first painting. Zonnebrink 4, 7101 NC Winterswijk

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