Must see attractions in Amsterdam
We will all like to explore great and historic points of significance when we go on tourism. At the end of this text, you will see reasons why these places are must-visit points in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a city full of historic points and culture, a visit to the Netherlands without visiting the following attractions in Amsterdam is not complete. This article will cover the great museums in Amsterdam you will love to visit. These museums are not mere museums but rather there are points that will tell you about the history and culture of the country.
If you have never heard of a place full of historic objects and at the same time telling more about the culture, then you haven’t gotten to Rijksmuseum. Rijksmuseum which means “The state museum” in the English language is a big and old museum that has been in existence for about 200 years. The Rijksmuseum is located at the Museum square in Amsterdam. Rijksmuseum boasts to house more than 8,000 works of art and the museum belongs to the most breathtaking museums across the globe. If you ever plan on visiting the Netherlands and you don’t get to the Rijksmuseum, your attraction is still not complete. Points like the Cuypers library (the oldest and biggest art library in the Netherlands), the milkmaid portrait the passageway are all jaw-dropping points at the Rijksmuseum.
The Historic brewery building in Amsterdam houses the Heineken Experience, and this point happens to be one of the most famous and authentic attractions in Amsterdam. The historic building where the Heineken Experience is used to be the factory where the beer is manufactured but the high demand for the beer led to the shift in the production line to a larger facility outside the city. Since the Heineken Experience has been opened fully as a museum and tourist attraction in the year 2001, it has attracted over millions of visors. The Heineken Experience is just worth it; from the self-guided walk through the factory to the Heineken tasting session, the fun information about Heineken Beer Company, the history, the logo and more. The Heineken Experience is really worth the hype.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh museum is the museum that houses the world largest collection of the most popular artist across the globe Vincent Van Gogh. The drawings paintings, letter of Vincent and the art of his contemporaries at the museum usually draw an average of about 2 million visitors annually. The Van Gogh museum located at the museum square is close to the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk, and the Concertgebouw. In the year 2015, the Van Gogh museum was ranked the second most visited museum in the Netherlands and the 31st most visited globally. This museum houses the artworks that were not sold by Vincent used to be in the hands of his widow until 1925 when it was loaned out to the Stedelijk museum where the collection was displayed for years before being transferred back to the Van Gogh museum.
Anne Frank House
Anne Frank and her family lived in this annex of the building at Prinsengracht 623 for more than two years during the Second World War. She and her family, Frits Pfeffer and Van Pels family lived together. This building where they hid has a doorway that was concealed behind a moveable bookcase which was constructed for the sole purpose of serving as a doorway. The office personnel that worked with Otto Frank (Anne Frank father) when he was using the house for his business knew about the hiding and they always helped the eight people in the annex by supplying them with foods and news from the outside world. A day that can never be erased from history is the 4th if August in the year 1944 when the hiding place was betrayed and the eight people hiding in this place were deported to various concentration camps during the war. Nowadays, the room at the Anne Frank House even though empty still pass and breathe the atmosphere of the period of the World War II. Film images, Historical documents, Quotations from the diary, and other original objects that belonged to those hiding there will pass a perfect message of the period. Anne diary is displayed in the Anne Frank Museum.
This is another popular tourist attraction across the European continent and is a wax museum founded 1970 and is located in Amsterdam; the wax museum is at the Centre of the city of Dam square which is close to the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. As a matter of fact, the Netherlands Madame Tussauds was the first of its kind in mainland Europe and also the first foreign branch of this great British citadel. This point stands out because the collection of Madame Tussauds consists of wax figures of well-known people and celebrities across the globe. Currently, the Madame Tussauds Amsterdam has been modernized and equipped with other multimedia effects that have helped in drawing the attention of actors to the museum. The museum has also been an amusement park since that time. It’s important you know Madame Tussauds was a real person named Anna Maria Grosholtz. She is well known for making wax mask if dead people or famous celebrities.