Museum Quarter Walk, Amsterdam

Museum Quarter Walk, Amsterdam

The museums of Amsterdam are among the main tourist attractions of the city. Some of its museums are quite small, but nevertheless important, and some, like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are world famous and should not be missed. This tour gives you an opportunity to visit Amsterdam's most renowned museums and learn more about history, art and even the world of diamonds.
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Guide Name: Museum Quarter Walk
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam (See other walking tours in Amsterdam)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Author: emily
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Vondelkerk

1) Vondelkerk

Amsterdam's Vondelkerk is located just outside an entrance to the Vondelpark. It was built by the architect Petrus Cuypers, named after the poet and writer Joost van den Vondel. Nowadays the construction serves as the office...   view more
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Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat

2) Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat

Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat, Amsterdam's mini Fifth Avenue, is situated in the Museum Quarter. The area is home to high-end classics like Chanel, Gucci, Hermés, Louis Vuitton; jewelry - Chopard, Cartier; lifestyle stores, as well as other boutiques selling luxury labels. The place presents interest to those serious buyers, as well as...   view more
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Douwes Fine Art

3) Douwes Fine Art

Specializing in antique paintings and fine art objects, Douwes Fine Art is situated near Amsterdam's famous Museum Quarter. An art business that was established in 1805, the Douwes family tradition started with a restoration workshop as early as the 1760s. Today, its gallery is managed by the family's sixth generation of art, and is considered one of the oldest of its kind in the Netherlands and Europe. The gallery offers a wide collection of 16th to 21st century paintings and...   view more
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Rijksmuseum

4) Rijksmuseum (must see)

Standing tall on the Museumplein in Amsterdam is one of the most renowned museums not only in the Netherlands but the entire world. The Rijksmuseum is known to have over a million pieces of artifacts and art pieces that comprise most of its permanent collection.

Founded in the 1800s, the birthplace of Rijksmuseum which was initially called the National Art gallery was The Hague. It was later moved to Amsterdam on the commands of Louis Bonapart, the King of Holland. On its arrival in...   view more
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Diamond Museum

5) Diamond Museum

If jewelry holds a special place in your heart and diamonds are your best friend then the Diamond Museum is a must see.

This two story museum gives its viewers a detailed tour on the history and yes the geography involved in bringing to you the perfectly cut diamond. In the past Amsterdam has been the hub for some of the finest and most trusted diamonds. Known for its unique cuts, quality and polish, Amsterdam since the 17th century centralized the Diamond market and trade. Today most of the...   view more
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Van Gogh Museum Shop

6) Van Gogh Museum Shop

What to buy here: Van Gogh Memory Game. Price: €16.50.

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter. He was quite prolific, producing more than 2,000 artworks in ten years time, including 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches. The Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum has created a fun and educational memory game featuring paintings and sketches by Van Gogh. Each card comes with a description and explanation of the paintings and sketches on the other side.

This game is no...   view more
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Van Gogh Museum

7) Van Gogh Museum (must see)

The one place in Amsterdam you just can’t afford to avoid is the Van Gogh Museum dedicated to the works of the melancholic artist and to other works of some contemporary artists.

Vincent Van Gogh, whose name generally makes it to the list of the most underrated artists of their times, was born in 1853 and died at the young age of 37. By the time of his death, he had left behind a collection of some of the most beautiful works which were unfortunately appreciated only after his death. Since...   view more
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Stedelijk Museum

8) Stedelijk Museum (must see)

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Municipal Museum Amsterdam), colloquially known as Stedelijk, is a museum for modern art, contemporary art, and design located in Amsterdam. The 19th-century building was designed by Adriaan Willem Weissman and the 21st-century wing with the current entrance was designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects. The collection comprises modern and contemporary art and design from the early 20th century up to the 21st century. It features artists such as Vincent van Gogh,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cornelis Schuytstraat

9) Cornelis Schuytstraat

An exquisite shopping street, home to a large part of the most stylish shops in Amsterdam. This shopping venue is for those who live in the expensive town area and, therefore, provides everything one might need to fit in – the best quality clothes, cosmetics, food and...   view more
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Beethovenstraat

10) Beethovenstraat

Beethovenstraat is an elegant street in South Amsterdam, stretching from the Apollo Avenue to Buitenveldert. Those who come here in search of fashion, gifts or delicacies, rarely, if ever, leave...   view more

Walking Tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Creating your own self-guided walk in Amsterdam is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Old Center Museums Walk

Old Center Museums Walk

Amsterdam is home to more than 50 museums and galleries reflecting the city's cultural diversity and appealing to a wide range of visitors. This self-guided tour is the perfect opportunity to visit some of the most attractive museums located in Amsterdam's Old Center, such as the Maritime Museum and the NEMO science center.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Jordaan Walking Tour

Jordaan Walking Tour

The Jordaan is a district of the city of Amsterdam. It was originally a working class neighborhood, but in recent years it has become quite upscale and home to many museums and art galleries, particularly those focused on modern art. The district is also dotted with specialty shops, markets and restaurants. This tour is a perfect opportunity to see the main attractions of the district of Jordaan.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Southern Canal Belt Walking Tour

Southern Canal Belt Walking Tour

Grachtengordel (Dutch for the Canal District) is an international icon of urban planning and architecture in Amsterdam. Still very much intact after four centuries, the area is known for its small bridges, crossing the canals, and 17th-century homes. Forming a horseshoe around the Old City Centre, the Canal Ring comprises Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals, built during Amsterdam's Golden Era. Interconnected with streets, the three canals offer a plethora of shopping, eating and drinking opportunities, complete with cultural attractions, among which are the Pipe Museum, The Cat Cabinet, the Torture Museum, the Mint Tower and others. A walk around Amsterdam Canal Belt will leave you anything but bored.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Western Canal Belt Walking Tour

Western Canal Belt Walking Tour

The Western Canal Belt is one of the most scenic parts of Amsterdam, it is where the web of historic canals is most tranquil. Various attractions are found here, from tiny shops and cafes to churches, museums and galleries. Take this tour and see the best sites of the Western Canal Belt.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Old Side Walking Tour

Old Side Walking Tour

Amsterdam's Old Side or Oude Zijde in Dutch is a neighborhood of true contrast. On one side we have centuries old medieval buildings, churches and landmarks, and on the other hand we have the Red Light District, which is not in fact a district, but an area within the Oude Zijde of Amsterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Plantage Walking Tour

Plantage Walking Tour

Plantage is a neighborhood of Amsterdam, located in the Centrum district. It dates back to the 1600s and has been throughout the centuries a place of rest and entertainment. It is one of the greenest neighborhoods in Amsterdam, in part thanks to the fact that is home to the Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, and the Artis Zoo.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km

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