Rijksmuseum — Not just Rembrandt’s Night Watch

Most visited museum in Amsterdam in 2018 The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the Netherland’s premier art museum. It is devoted to several national collections — and consists of Dutch art from the earliest moments to the 19th century. Corona Virus and Rijksmuseum The Rijksmuseum re-opens on June 1, 2020. Timed-entry tickets are on sale, and … Read more Rijksmuseum — Not just Rembrandt’s Night Watch

Van Gogh Museum — Plan Your Visit

Amsterdam’s second most visited museum: Van Gogh Museum The Van Gogh Museum is one of the most popular museums to visit in Amsterdam. It contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in the world. The museum also features works by Van Gogh’s friends and contemporaries. This allows you to see his … Read more Van Gogh Museum — Plan Your Visit

Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo – Dierentuin Artis

Artis is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, one of the oldest zoos in Europe, and one of the oldest zoos in the world. It also is one of our favorite places to visit in Amsterdam. In that we’re certainly not alone. In 2019 ARTIS received 1.4 million visitors. The zoo gets great reviews at … Read more Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo – Dierentuin Artis

Virtual Museum Visit: Still Lifes at the Rijksmuseum

In this virtual museum visit, I’m going to show you some of the still lifes at the Rijksmuseum. Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the best museums in Europe. And I could always find something interesting in it. However, some of my favourite paintings there are the 17th century still lifes. Filled with unusual objects, … Read more Virtual Museum Visit: Still Lifes at the Rijksmuseum

The Night Watch by Rembrandt is not actually called The Night Watch

The Night Watch — Rembrandt’s most famous painting — is the most popular work of art in the Rijksmuseum, in which it has pride of place. It is viewed by 2.2 million people a year. The painting is officially titled, “Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq” (Dutch: Schutters … Read more The Night Watch by Rembrandt is not actually called The Night Watch

Museum of Bags and Purses, one of Europe’s 10 best museums

‘One of the 10 best museums in Europe that you’ve probably never heard of’ ‘One of the 10 best museums in Europe that you’ve probably never heard of,’ The Guardian gushes about the Amsterdam Museum of Bags and Purses, [ref]Will Coldwell, 10 of the best museums in Europe… that you’ve probably never heard of, The … Read more Museum of Bags and Purses, one of Europe’s 10 best museums

Rijksmuseum highlights: What to see at the Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum is one of the most famous museums in the world. And the one you definitely shouldn’t miss while in Amsterdam. Covering more than 800 years of Dutch art and history, it’s home to around one million objects. That’s why it could be a bit hard to plan your visit to it and decide on … Read more Rijksmuseum highlights: What to see at the Rijksmuseum

Anne Frank House – one of Amsterdam’s top 3 museums

Anne Frank House & Museum Anne Frank and the Coronavirus Like all other museums and other venues in Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House is closed due to the Coronavirus crisis. The museum is closed until at least June 1, 2020. Meanwhile, follow Anne Frank’s Video Diary on YouTube. New episodes every Monday and Thursday. What … Read more Anne Frank House – one of Amsterdam’s top 3 museums

Zagreb Museums are Severely Damaged in the Recent Earthquake

On Sunday, March 22nd 2020 the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, was hit by a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake. Since the rest of the world, as well as Croatia, are in the midst of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the information that went somehow unnoticed in many international news. And it’s only understandable, of course. But, … Read more Zagreb Museums are Severely Damaged in the Recent Earthquake