Month Visited: November
Our family enjoys luxury and comfort when we travel, and we like to explore new cities and learn about the history and culture of an area. We like museums, visiting historical places and attractions, and learning about new things. Our days are full but not to the point that we rush and miss anything. We include educational stops along with fun things, and we normally prefer comfortable lodgings that offer some luxury although we are willing to go off the beaten path once in a while in order to see more remote places and cultures. Our children at the time of this itinerary: 4 children- Boy age 16 years, Girl age 12 years. Girl age 9 years, Boy age 6 years.
Address: Paulus Potterstraat 7, 1071 CX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 570 5200
Hours: Opens at 9am daily, Closes at 5pm-6pm depending on the month except for Fridays when closing is at 10pm.
Admission: Adults 15 Euro, Children under 18 years are free
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.
Address: Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 523 2222
Hours: 9am-5pm daily
Admission: Adults 15 Euro, Children 5-17 years 7.50 Euro, Children under 5 years are free.
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.