Month Visited: November
Description: The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh, one of the famous Dutch Masters whose works are highly sought after and which command top dollar today. This museum houses the largest collection of drawings and other art works produced by Van Gogh, and it was founded in the year 1973. In addition to incredible masterpieces by the artist a number of his contemporaries are also included in the museum exhibits, and the museum has attracted around 1.5 million visitors in a single year. The Van Gogh Museum is the Netherlands most visited museum, and people come to Amsterdam from all over the world to view the Van Gogh exhibits here.
Our Experiences: Our visit to the Van Gogh Museum was great. We saw many of the drawings and paintings by this artist, and there were also other artists whose work was on display as well. This was a relaxing place to visit, and we were surprised by the large number of art works on display here. We saw a number of famous masterpieces as well as many lesser known works that Van Gogh produced, and we learned quite a bit about this famous artist. The kids and adults both enjoyed this stop a lot, and we highly recommend it to any family who has an interest in art.
Description: The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam offers over 500 years of history related to the sea, interactive exhibits and displays, and a world famous maritime collection that is unrivaled anywhere. There are special exhibits designed for children to engage them and get them interested, and even a ride that is sure to thrill and delight all ages. A replica of the East Indiamar Amsterdam allows visitors to take to the sea and experience what the sailors did many years ago.
Our Experiences: Our visit to the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam was fun, there were many different exhibits that were interactive so the children could learn and have fun at the same time. There were a number of programs for children, a lot of educational information provided, and many items from maritime history for us to see and interact with. This is a good stop for families who enjoy ships or the sea, but it was not the top favorite for our time in Amsterdam although it was a good way to see some unusual things and learn about maritime history.