The Rembrandt House Museum (Museum Het Rembrandthuis) is a historic house and art museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Painter Rembrandt lived and worked in the house between 1639 and 1656. The 17th-century interior has been reconstructed. The collection contains Rembrandt's etchings and paintings of his contemporaries. The museum had 237,383 visitors in 2014.
The Moco Museum, full name Modern Contemporary Museum Amsterdam, is a private museum for modern and contemporary art in Amsterdam. It opened in April 2016 and is situated at the Museum Square in Villa Alsberg, a townhouse designed in 1904 by Eduard Cuypers. The founders of the museum are gallery owners Lionel and Kim Logchies.
Body Worlds (Körperwelten) is a travelling exposition of dissected human bodies, animals, and other anatomical structures of the body that have been preserved through the process of plastination. Gunther von Hagens developed the preservation process which "unite[s] subtle anatomy and modern polymer chemistry", in the late 1970s.
A series of Body Worlds anatomical exhibitions has toured many countries worldwide, sometimes raising controversies about the sourcing and display of actual human corpses and body parts. Nevertheless, Von Hagens maintains that all human specimens were obtained with full knowledge and consent of the donors before they died, and his organization keeps extensive documentation of this permission. Von Hagens emphasizes both educational and artistic aspects of his complex and innovative dissections and offers online teaching guides for educators. He also tries to distinguish his efforts from those of competitors who may have been less thorough in obtaining advance permission from their specimen sources.
The A’DAM LOOKOUT is the new iconic viewing point in Amsterdam and famous from the moment its doors were opened. It symbolizes the main attraction in Amsterdam, just like the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the London Eye in London. The new lookout tower offers a spectacular 360º view of Amsterdam that spans the historic city centre, the port area and the polders to the north.
For the daredevils among us, the Lookout also offers Europe’s highest swing on the roof of the A’DAM LOOKOUT. Held securely in a safety harness, you swing over the edge of the tower at a thrilling height of almost 100 metres above the ground. Guests can find the Lookout on the top floor of the iconic A’DAM Tower on the banks of the IJ, next to the Eye Film Institute and directly opposite Central Station.
While visiting the A’DAM LOOKOUT, you will receive a free digital picture of you visiting the A’DAM LOOKOUT. The tall tower, formerly known as ‘The Shell tower’, offers in addition to fantastic views, also indoor interactive state-of-the-art Amsterdam exhibition and you can enjoy coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or cocktails in Madam, a panoramic bar restaurant and club, or the revolving Moon restaurant.
The Vondelpark is a public urban park of 47 hectares (120 acres) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is part of the region of Amsterdam-Zuid and situated west from the Leidseplein and the Museumplein. The park was opened in 1865 and originally named Nieuwe Park (New Park), but later renamed to Vondelpark, after the 17th-century playwright and poet Joost van den Vondel. Yearly, the park has around 10 million visitors. In the park is an open-air theatre, a playground and several horeca facilities.
The narrow canals and streets of trendy Jordaan are flanked by indie boutiques, cozy pubs and hip eateries. Stalls at the Noordermarkt square market offer jewellery, clothes, antiques and organic food. Antiques Centre Amsterdam sells vintage ceramics and paintings, while smaller galleries in the area focus on innovative contemporary art. Other attractions include the Houseboat Museum and the Amsterdam Cheese Museum.
This charming neighbourhood is Amsterdam's Greenwich Village, with its narrow alleys, leafy canals lined with 17th-century houses, quirky speciality shops, cafes and designer boutiques.
Founded in 1838, Artis is the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, the oldest zoo in Europe, and the third oldest zoo in the world.
Guidebooks rightly refer to Artis as one of the most pleasant city zoos around, as the whole place breathes a 19th-century garden atmosphere with ponds, winding paths, majestic trees, fascinating sculptures and monumental historical buildings.
Interesting fact: during the WWII some 300 Jews were hidden from the Nazis in storerooms above the caged animals, such as the loft above the predator gallery, the wolf house and the round aviary.
The Rijksmuseum (National Museum) is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the region Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw. The Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague in 1800 and moved to Amsterdam in 1808, where it was first located in the Royal Palace and later in the Trippenhuis. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened in 1885. On 13 April 2013, after a ten-year renovated, the main building was reopened by Queen Beatrix. In 2013 and 2014, it was the most visited museum in the Netherlands with record numbers of 2.2 million and 2.47 million visitors. It is also the largest art museum in the country. The museum has on display 8,000 objects of art and history, from their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000, among which are some masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. The museum also has a small Asian collection, which is on display in the Asian pavilion.