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From Rembrandt van Rijn to Johannes Vermeer to Vincent van Gogh, the Dutch have a long and illustrious track record when it comes to painting. But the absolute best museums and galleries in Amsterdam prove they’re just as accomplished in other art-related endeavours, too. Whether you go in for film, photography or contemporary art, and whether one of the city’s many curious, one-man operations or a state-of-the-art space on the River IJ, you’ll likely go away having seen something fresh, exciting and – almost always – brilliantly executed.
So if you’re looking for something cultural to do after stocking up at one of this city’s many excellent cafés and restaurants, this is where get your fill of art, history… or both. Planning to pack in the lot? We suggest investing in an I Amsterdam City Card to enjoy free entry to most.
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