The best museums in Amsterdam to go to this fall

There's nothing better than spending a rainy day during fall inside, but that doesn't per se mean it has to be inside the house. Museums are heated from the inside and most of them have a roof as well. Perfect place to stay dry and get cultured at the same time!

Now Amsterdam has more than 53 museums all throughout the city, so plenty of choice to choose from. There's the more famous museums as Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum, and less knowns as for example the Canal House Museum and even a museum about condoms.

Museum maniac? For those of you who are frequent museum goers, or intent to, there is the Museumjaarkaart. This yearly membership of just €64,90 gives you access to more than 400 museums in the country. More than enough to get you through all the rainy fall days.

Dance the night away during Night of the Museum. If a Museumjaarkaart is a bit too much museum for you, you can also visit most of the museums in Amsterdam on the Night of the Museum on November 2. Museums will open their doors from 7pm until 2am in the morning and most of them will have parties with music and drinks too. A ticket will costs you €22,50 and allows you to visit one museum after the event with the wristband you get at the event. That will be a lot of museum hopping for sure.

Here's some museums we think you should definitely visit this fall. 


It's the museum about photography in Amsterdam. Situated in a very pretty canal house on the Keizersgracht, even the building itself is worth visiting the museum. You will find very impressive in-house collections on the wall and they have temporary exhibitions too. Currently they have a exhibition of Brassaï, a leading French photographer of the 20th-century.

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2. Tropenmuseum

Also situated in a very pretty and interesting building, you can find Het Tropenmuseum in the East of Amsterdam. Next to the Oosterpark. It's the museum about world cultures and most of the exhibitions are temporary and focussed on a specific culture, habits or region in the world. The two current exhibitions are 'What a Genderful World' and ' Longing for Mecca' and their permanent exhibition is called 'Things that matter'. Definitely a must see!

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Stedelijk Museum

Known for its bathtub kind of shaped building, Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam is about modern and contemporary art. The main building was built in the 19th century and the 'bathtub' was added later to the museum in 2012. A very hip and instagramable museum to go to. And their party at Night of the Museum is just one of a kind.  

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Of course, we couldn't create a list without adding Rijksmuseum to it. We can say it's the best museum in amsterdam, and perhaps in the country too. So iconic with the road going right through it, and hey the building is worth seeing too!

For those of you who haven't been, please go see it! (if you wanna know everything about the Dutch history of course)

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