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van gogh museum
stedelijk museum
Van Gogh Museum
Paulus Potterstraat 7 (570 52 00)map
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Most of Vincent van Gogh's work has never left the Netherlands, and as a result 200 paintings and 500 drawings are on permanent exhibition in the Van Gogh Museum. The paintings are presented unadorned and in chronological order, according to the different periods and residences in Van Gogh's career. On the second floor are the colorful paintings van Gogh made during his stay in the South of France, among them the famous 'Sunflowers'. Also on display is work by Toulouse-Lautrec and Gauguin, van Gogh's contemporaries. Changing exhibitions highlight different phases in van Gogh's artistic development.
Open daily 10am-6pm (Fri -10pm). Admission 12.50. 
reviews  [45 reviews, avg 9/10]
Jodenbreestraat 4-6 (520 04 00)map
rembrandt.jpg (4076 bytes)rembrandthouse.jpg (4597 bytes) For twenty years
Rembrandt lived in this charming house, until he left it bankrupt in 1658. It might be interesting to know that his bankruptcy came about because the company who commissioned the Night Watch were totally dissatisfied with the painting, which eventually ruined his career! His house is now faithfully restored, and on display are over 250 of his etchings and some paintings from his pupils.
Open daily 10am-5pm. Admission 12.
reviews  [9 reviews, avg 6/10]


Stadhouderskade 42 (674 70 47)map
rijksmuseumback.jpg (7373 bytes)By far the largest museum in the Netherlands, housed in a monumental neo-renaissance building designed by PJH Cuypers. The Rijksmuseum (State Museum) draws over one million visitors a year, and ranks as a major European museum of Western European painting and decorative arts.nachtwacht.jpg (5866 bytes)  More than 400 highlights from the Golden Age are on display, amongst which of course Rembrandts Night Watch. Besides Rembrandts there are paintings by Frans Hals, Paulus Potter, Jacob van Ruysdael, Jan Steen, and Johannes Vermeer. Together these landscapes, seascapes, individual portraits, domestic scenes and Dutch still lifes give a good overview of Golden Age life in the Netherlands.
Open daily 9am-6pm (Fri -9pm). Admission 11. 
reviews  [31 reviews, avg 9/10]


Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art
Museumplein 10 (573 29 11)map

picasso.jpg (6931 bytes) The Stedelijk Museum houses one of the major collections of modern art in the Netherlands. The permanent exhibition focuses on De Stijl, Cobra, Nouveau Realisme, Pop Art, Colorfield Painting koons.jpg (4384 bytes)and Zero and Minimal Art. A few of the more famous exponents of these styles: Picasso, Dutch painters Karel Appel, Willem de Kooning, Piet Mondriaan and French painters Monet, Cezanne, Matisse, Chagall and Renoir. The museum also house a large collection of paintings by Malewich. The temporary exhibitions focus on design and applied art.
Open Tue-Sun 11am-6pm (Thu -10pm). Admission 15. 
reviews  [7 reviews, avg 7/10]


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