The 30 Best Museums In Holland (Suggested By Locals)

Last updated: 17th May 2022

Almost 700 museums in The Netherlands reflect all aspects of Dutch history, culture, and art. With so many good museums on offer, it is hard for foreigners to choose one. As a life-long museum lover living in The Netherlands, I discussed with other Dutch museum lovers which museums in The Netherlands are the best, and we selected the 30 best museums in The Netherlands for you.

I briefly reviewed each of the 30 best museums in The Netherlands to help you decide which museum to visit.

You can find the 30 best Dutch museums in the table below, or you can scroll down to the review of the museum of your interest.

Nr. City Museum Ticket Price in 2022
1AmsterdamRijksmuseum€ 20,00
2Amsterdamvan Gogh museum€ 19,00
3AmsterdamAnne Frank House€ 14,00
4AmsterdamHermitage museum€ 21.00
5AmsterdamRoyal Palace€ 12.50
6AmsterdamRembrandt House€ 15,00
7Apeldoorn‘t Loo palace€ 19,50
8Arnhem Open Air museum€ 19,50
9AssenDrents museum€ 25,00
10DelftPrinsenhof museum€ 12,50
11DelftVermeer Center€ 10.00
12Den BoschJeroen Bosch Center€ 10.00
13Den HaagMauritshuis museum€ 17,50
14Den HaagKunstmuseum€ 16,00
15Den HaagPanorama Mesdag€ 15,00
16HaagEscher in the Palace€ 11,00
17EnkhuizenZuiderzee museum€ 9.50
18GroningenGroninger museum€ 15,00
19HaarlemFrans Hals museum€ 16,00
20LeidenAmerican Pilgrim museum€ 9.50
21LeidenNaturalis € 16,00
22LeidenMuseum van Volkenkunde€ 18,00
23MaastrichtBonnefanten museum€ 15,00
24OosterbeekAirborne museum€ 15,00
25OtterloKröller-Müller museum€ 12.00
26OverloonWar museum€ 16.50
27RotterdamMaritime museum € 16,00
28UtrechtRietveld Schröder house€ 19,00
29UtrechtRailway museum€ 17,50
30WassenaarVoorlinde museum€ 19,50

Is A Museum Pass Worth It?

A Dutch Museum Pass is a personal card that allows free entrance to more than 400 museums. This Museum Pass costs € 64,90 in 2022 and is valid for one year. Hence, it will depend on the number of museums you visit in the Netherlands in one year if you save money by purchasing a Museum Pass.

You cannot purchase a Museum Pass from abroad, but you can buy one at the first museum you visit in The Netherlands. Here you can find more information on how to purchase a museum pass in The Netherlands. So purchasing a museum pass for a museum-loving expat living in The Netherlands makes sense.

However, a museum pass is probably not a good option if you are only vacationing in The Netherlands and intend to visit one or two Dutch museums. In those instances, you can better buy individual e-tickets online at

Map Of The 30 Best Museums Of The Netherlands

I made a map with the locations of the 30 best museums in The Netherlands, as suggested by locals. If you click on the number of a museum on the map, you will find a link to the English website of this museum.

I described these 30 museums below to help you decide which museum you want to visit. The museums are arranged alphabetically according to the cities in which they are located.

Visiting a museum in The Netherlands is one of the 30 best things to do in The Netherlands and a great way to discover the Netherlands.

1. Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum

Address: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum is the National Museum for an excellent reason. The Rijksmuseum has, by far, the most extensive and impressive collection in The Netherlands of eight centuries of art in our country. Much of the best-known art and paintings of our most famous painters are exhibited in The National Museum.

If you want to, you can spend days in this museum, but you can also focus on the top pieces of art, with the Nachtwacht” by Rembrandt van Rijn, the best-known painting of the Netherlands, as the absolute highlight. In addition, however, Vermeer’s Milkmaid and paintings of van Gogh are also exhibited.

However, you can also admire many other (8000) excellent pieces of art, including a beautiful collection of Delft Blue pottery. So, if you only have a few days to spend in Amsterdam, do yourself a favor and visit this museum.

Located on Museumplein in Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum houses one of the most impressive art collections in the world. The Rijksmuseum exhibits world-famous paintings of the Old Masters of the Dutch Golden Age. These include Vermeer’s The Milkmaid, Rembrandt’s Night Watch, and Van Gogh’s Self-portrait. The colossal 30,000-square-meter museum contains around 8,000 objects spread across its four floors.

2. Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum

Address: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam

Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous Dutch painters ever. Van Gogh painted 900 paintings and 1100 drawings in barely ten years. The van Gogh museum in Amsterdam has 200 of van Gogh’s paintings and 500 of his pencil drawings. His masterpieces like Sunflowers, Almond Blossom, The Potato Eaters, and many of his early self-portraits are among these paintings.

The van Gogh museum has grouped the paintings chronologically to give you a fascinating overview of Vincent’s personal and artistic development as a painter. Vincent began in the Netherlands with sober tones and portraits of poor farmers, as seen in The Potato Eaters. In his final period in Provence, the exuberant colors almost jump from the canvas.

The Van Gogh museum’s permanent collection also includes important works by Van Gogh’s contemporaries from the 19th century, such as Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Monet.

The Van Gogh Museum also has impressive videos guiding you through the museum on a virtual tour. I highly recommend watching this series safely from your armchair and visiting the real museum if you have an opportunity to visit Amsterdam.

3. Amsterdam, Anne Frank House

Address: Westermarkt 20, 1016 DK Amsterdam

The Anne Frank House is where Anne and her family hid from the Nazis during the Second World War. It was a humbling experience to walk through the famous door into the annex and discover how small it was. Anne and her family hid in this tiny house for years and had to stay silent for long periods to avoid detection and deportation to the concentration camps.

The Anne Frank House is a homage to this brave little girl and the Jews who perished in the Nazi concentration camps. Anne gave a human face to this horrible episode in European history to understand that we are, first and foremost, humans. I highly recommend visiting this beautiful museum, even though it may be heartbreaking.

You can get an excellent impression of Anne Frank and her family’s hiding place by watching this YouTube video Tour of the secret annex of Anne Frank.

Statue of Anne Frank near Anne Frank House

4. Amsterdam, Hermitage Museum

Address: Amstel 51, 1018 DR Amsterdam

The Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam exhibits parts of one of the best museums globally – the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg – to Dutch and international visitors. The exhibitions are often stunning, really stunning.

The Hermitage closed temporarily because it ended its collaboration with Russia after attacking Ukraine. The Hermitage is now exhibiting top pieces of other Dutch museums under the name Dutch Heritage instead of Dutch Hermitage.

The location of this museum is fantastic. The museum faces the river Amstel. In addition, Rembrandtplein and the national theater Carré are within walking distance.

5. Amsterdam, Royal Palace

Address: Dam 147, 1012 RJ Amsterdam

The Royal Palace is one of the most impressive museums I have ever visited in The Netherlands. I was unaware that it was open to visitors, but visitors are welcome most days. The Palace is placed at the King’s disposal and used by the Dutch Royal House during state visits and official events. Of course, the Palace is closed to visitors during royal events. You have to check their website when it is open to the public.

The Royal Palace was built on the dam’s original location in the (river) Amstel that gave Amsterdam its name. Amsterdam is derived from Amstel-dam, a dam in the river Amstel.

The Royal Palace was originally built in the 17th century as Amsterdam’s town hall. Architect Jan van Campen designed a building to reflect Amsterdam’s power and wealth in the 17th century. As a result, the Royal Palace is one of the largest and most prestigious buildings from the 17th century, making it one of the Netherlands’ most famous monuments.

If you walk through the building, you will understand how immensely wealthy Amsterdam was in the Golden Age of The Netherlands, the 17th Century. I was blown away by it. The Golden Age’s grandeur is still alive and kicking in Citizen’s Hall and its marble galleries.

Sculptures and paintings by famous artists—such as Rembrandt’s students, Govert Flinck and Ferdinand Bol—tell Amsterdam’s story as the center of the universe during that visit. I loved visiting this museum because the inside is breathtaking and worthy of your time and attention.

You do not expect such a stunning interior if you look at the filthy outside. Nevertheless, I regard this museum as one of the highlights of Amsterdam and highly recommend visiting it.

6. Amsterdam, Rembrandt House

Address: Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam

Rembrandt was born and raised in Leiden but moved to Amsterdam at the age of 25. If you want to know more about Rembrandt’s background in Leiden, you can read this article to discover Rembrandt’s inspiration in his birthplace Leiden.

The Rembrandt House museum is located in the house where Rembrandt van Rijn lived in Amsterdam for over 20 years. He produced many of his masterpieces in this house. The museum intends to show Rembrandt’s human side and helps you understand how he lived and worked. If you want to admire his work, you can visit the Rijksmuseum to admire his famous masterpieces.

If you want to understand Rembrandt better as a human person, there is no better place to get to know the artist and his working methods and sources of inspiration than in the Rembrandthuis. Here you can see where he lived, where he made his most famous work, and experience what it was like to be in his studio.

7. Apeldoorn, ‘t Loo Palace

Address: Koninklijk Park 1, 7315 JA Apeldoorn

Palace museum ‘t Loo was a palace of the house of Orange and was actively used by its members for over 300 years. The furnished rooms and halls show how the Oranges lived and worked here. Members of the House of Orange used the palace until 1975 when it became a museum.

After years of renovation, the museum reopened in April 2022 and is now more authentic than ever. The rooms of the members of the Orange family have all been restored to the style of the time. So, for example, the imposing rooms of King Stadtholder William III and Mary Stuart, who had the palace built in 1685, have been restored to their full glory. In another part of the palace, however, you can also find the austere study of Queen Wilhelmina.

The gardens of ‘t Loo Palace museum are stunning and worth a visit. These gardens are laid out symmetrically after 17th-century examples and are unique in the Netherlands. The gardens are one of the most beautiful gardens in the Netherlands and are worth visiting.

You can find more information about this museum and purchase tickets online here.

8. Arnhem, Open Air Museum

Address: Hoeferlaan 4, 6816 SG Arnhem

In the Open Air Museum, you will find about 100 historic buildings from all over the Netherlands. There are buildings, farms, and mills, and it is possible to look inside them. You can relive the past and history in the Open Air Museum. As a result, you will understand how living in The Netherlands used to be.

There will be activities and demonstrations of old crafts throughout the day and in the park. I enjoyed most seeing a blacksmith at work because that was a spectacular sight.

You can find more information about this museum and purchase tickets online here.

Assen, Drents Museum

9. Assen, Drents Museum

Address: Brink 1, 9400 AC Assen

The Drents Museum is located in the center of Assen in a beautiful building previously used as the Province of Drenthe’s office. The building originates from the late 19th century, which provides a fitting atmosphere for this museum. You can find plenty of nice bars and restaurants within walking distance of this museum, but they have a nice restaurant with an equally lovely atmosphere.

The Drents Museum focuses on several areas. First, the ‘History of Drenthe’ collection illustrates the culture of ordinary men and women living in Drenthe between 1750 – and 1950. Next, the Art 1885-1935 exhibition is one of the top five collections for this period in the Netherlands. Finally, the ‘Contemporary Realism’ collection is one of the most significant in this area in the Netherlands.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.

10. Delft, Prinsenhof Museum

Address: Sint Agathaplein 1, 2611 HR Delft

The Prinsenhof Museum is a beautiful museum located centrally in Delft, where one of the most important events in Dutch history happened. On July 10th, 1984, Prince William of Orange was murdered here by Balthasar Gerards. Balthasar Gerard’s bullet hit Prince William of Orange in his chest, and he died later of his injuries. The bullet hole can still be seen in the wall today.

The Prinsenhof museum has much more to offer in terms of historical value than a single bullet hole. You can also learn more about famous people from Delft, such as the painter Johannes Vermeer and the scientists Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and Hugo De Groot, who were all world-famous in their days.

Up-to-date information about opening hours and exhibitions in The Prinsenhof Museum can be found on their website.

11. Delft, Vermeer Center

Address: Voldersgracht 21, 2611 EV Delft

The Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer lived from 1632 to 1675, and he lived and worked his entire life in Delft. Vermeer mainly painted interiors, which were composed almost mathematically. Because of his desire for great perfection, and his death at a relatively young age, Vermeer’s work resulted in an oeuvre of only 37 paintings. Out of these 37 paintings, only two were non-interior paintings, and the painting “View on Delft” is one of his masterpieces.

The Vermeer Center in Delft explains the life and work of this famous painter in much more detail. You can see reproductions of all his paintings with extensive explanations of why Vermeer made some choices. In addition, you will learn why and how the maestro played with light. The Vermeer Center is not a classical museum but very interesting if you want to understand this famous painter in more detail.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.

12. Den Bosch, Jeroen Bosch Center

Address: Jeroen Boschplein 2, 5211 ML ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Jeroen Bosch was born around 1450 in Den Bosch and lived and worked in Den Bosch. The Jeroen Bosch Art Center permanently exhibits the whole oeuvre of this late medieval painter. These are not original paintings but high-quality full-size photo reproductions printed and beautifully framed.

The Jeroen Bosch Art Center is located in a beautiful former church dedicated to St. Jacob, which is already worthy of a visit. The reproductions of his paintings are exhibited on the church’s ground floor. The top of the tower offers a magnificent view of the city. The church tower has an elevator.

On the other level, contemporary art inspired by Bosch is on display. There is a collection of unique tapestries with details from Bosch’s work throughout the building. In the basement, a reconstruction of his studio allows you to imagine that you are the maestro himself.

You can find more information about this museum and purchase tickets online here.

13. Den Haag, The Mauritshuis Museum

Address: Plein 29, 2511 CS Den Haag

The Mauritshuis in The Hague is my favorite museum in The Netherlands, described in another post.

The Mauritshuis in the center of The Hague is a unique museum in The Netherlands because of its unbelievable collection of absolute masterpieces of Dutch and Flemish painters of the 17th century. No other museum in The Netherlands has such a high concentration of world-renowned paintings.

World-renowned paintings such as Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring and Potter’s The Bull are well-known highlights of its collection. Add to this the best work of Jan Steen, the magnificent landscapes by Jacob van Ruisdael, and fabulous portraits of Rubens, and you may start to understand my enthusiasm for the Mauritshuis.

The Mauritshuis is unique since it is a beautiful building with gorgeous silk walls, sparkling chandeliers, and monumental painted ceilings. The location of the Mauritshuis is also fantastic, adjacent to the Dutch Parliament and government premises. 

You can find more information about the museum itself or purchase tickets online here.

14. Den Haag, Kunstmuseum

Address: Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag

The Kunstmuseum Den Haag (Art Museum of The Hague, previously called the City Museum of The Hague) is located in a fantastic Art Deco building, designed and built by one of our most famous architects HP Berlage. This beautiful building is a very suitable environment to showcase its vast collection and is a piece of art in itself.

The Art Museum in The Hague possesses the most extensive collection of paintings of the famous painter Mondriaan, a native of The Hague. This collection shows the artist’s evolution from his early figurative work to his final abstract masterpiece, Victory Boogie Woogie. It costs a small fortune, but it is worth every penny.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.

15. Den Haag, Panorama Mesdag

Address: Zeestraat 65, 2518 AA Den Haag

It is rare when a museum centers around one piece of art, albeit the largest painting in the world. The artwork in question is a panorama of the city of Scheveningen at the end of the 19th century.

This panorama is a cylindrical painting, more than 14 meters high and 120 meters in circumference, and painted by Hendrik Willem Mesdag. You can view the painting from the inside. The cylindrical perspective creates the illusion that the viewer is on a high dune overlooking the sea, beaches, and Scheveningen village in the late 19th century. A foreground of fake terrain around the viewing gallery hides the painting’s base and makes the illusion more convincing.

Visiting Panorama Mesdag is a fantastic experience, especially if you realize its enormity since Mesdag painted this artwork almost 150 years ago. So if you happen to visit The Hague, do yourself a favor and visit this museum because it is an experience you will not forget.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here. On this website, you can also watch a video there to get a first impression of the Panorama Mesdag.

16. Den Haag, Escher In The Palace

Address: Lange Voorhout 74, 2514 EH Den Haag

Escher was an imaginative Dutch artist, born at the end of the 19th century, who made mathematically inspired drawings.

His most famous work features impossible objects because of his mathematical drawing techniques. It is a very peculiar form of art, and I have to admit that I love his work.

The museum is in the former Winter Palace of Queen-Mother Emma of The Netherlands at the Lange Voorhout in The Hague. The royal ambiance of the Palace has been maintained, which makes this building a very suitable housing for the fantastic work of Escher.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.

17. Enkhuizen, Zuiderzee Museum

Address: Wierdijk 12 – 22, 1601 LA Enkhuizen

In the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, you can experience how life once was for those living on the shores of the former Zuiderzee. The Zuiderzee museum has an outdoor and an indoor part.

The outdoor museum is a village with over 140 historic buildings in the former Zuiderzee region. Walk along the cobbled streets of this charming village and experience the smell and sounds of a fishermen’s village. Hopefully, this village will allow you to understand the importance of the sea to the Netherlands. The sea provided a livelihood for many but also took many lives. That is why the Delta and Zuiderzee works are essential for The Netherlands.

In the indoor part of the museum, the art, culture, and heritage of the Zuiderzee region are exhibited.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.

18. Groningen, Groninger Museum

Address: Museumeiland 1, 9711 ME Groningen

The building of the Groninger museum itself is already a work of art. The museum’s post-modern architecture stands in stark contrast with the classical neo-gothic and neo-renaissance architecture of the train station next to it.

The museum lies in the middle of a canal surrounding the wonderful and vibrant historical center of Groningen. This architecture is an excellent example of how development and progression have not stopped in Groningen.

The museum focuses on modern and contemporary art. The Groninger museum aims to surprise on the inside as much as it surprises on the outside. The exhibition about David Bowie was an excellent and successful example of this ambition.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.

19. Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum

Address: Groot Heiligland 62, 2011 ES Haarlem

Frans Hals was a Dutch painter in the 17th century famous for portraiture. Some consider his portraits to be even better than Rembrandt’s. Frans Hals painted portraits of Haarlem’s wealthy merchants and the village idiot. Frans Hals is known for his loose painterly brushwork and introduced this painting style into Dutch art.

Frans Hals was also important in the evolution of 17th-century group portraiture. Frans Hals lived almost his entire life in Haarlem, and the Frans Hals museum in the charming medieval city of Haarlem is a beautiful homage to his life and work.

The museum itself has recently been split into two locations. The paintings of Frans Hals himself are exhibited in the building of the “Oude Mannenhuis.” Suppose you are interested in contemporary and modern art, inspired by Frans Hals and his portraits. In that case, there is now a second location within walking distance, allowing you to discover the charming medieval center of Haarlem.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.

20. Leiden, American Pelgrim Museum

Address: Beschuitsteeg 9, 2312 JT Leiden

The rebellion against Spain in the 16th Century started to gain freedom of religion, and religious tolerance became a cornerstone of The Netherlands and its culture. This religious tolerance attracted the Pilgrim Fathers when they sought refuge in Leiden in 1609 and lived here until 1620 when they set sail for the New World and founded the United States.

The American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden is dedicated to the Pilgrim’s Leiden period and gives you an impression of what life looked like in those days. The museum is situated next to the Hooglandse Kerk in a 14th Century-old house. The area around the museum still breathes the atmosphere of that period.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.

American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden

21. Leiden, Naturalis

Address: Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR Leiden

Naturalis is a museum dedicated to a century-old tradition of studying biodiversity at the University of Leiden. The botanical gardens in Leiden were founded at the end of the 16th Century. The first cultivation of tulips in these gardens was the beginning of a deep interest in studying biodiversity in Leiden.

Naturalis is a museum that offers a combination of seeing and doing to experience the beauty and richness of nature. It has a collection of 42 million plants, animals, fossils, and rocks. The models of dinosaurs are eyecatchers and are loved by the children.

You can check their website for more information.

22. Leiden, Volkenkunde Museum

Address: Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS Leiden

The National Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden is dedicated to various cultures and peoples who live worldwide. This museum’s origins can be traced back to the exploration of the globe by the Dutch in the 16th and 17th centuries. Much of the treasures they brought back from their travels are exhibited in this museum.

The underlying message of this museum is that the people who live in other parts of the world are just like us and, above all, human. Everyone is equal is the implicit message that this museum gives.

That is a message that always resonates very well in an egalitarian society like The Netherlands.

Visit their website to find more information about this museum.

23. Maastricht, Bonnefanten Museum

Address: Avenue Ceramique 250, 6221 KX Maastricht

The Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht is a collection of old and contemporary art. The museum is housed in a prominent modern building overlooking the river Maas on the other side of the city center. You can’t miss it.

The museum has an exciting collection of Italian paintings from the 14th century and Dutch and Flemish paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries. The Bonnefanten museum also has an extensive collection of Medieval sculptures. The other half of the museum consists of contemporary art.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.

24. Oosterbeek, Airborne Museum

Address: Utrechtseweg 232, 6862 AZ Oosterbeek

The Airborne Museum in Oosterbeek is located in the British paratroopers’ former headquarters during the Battle of Arnhem. During the battle, it was the scene of ferocious fighting. In an earlier post, I described what can still be found back of the Battle of Arnhem.

Villa Hartenstein has been renovated, and the scars of the fighting are not visible anymore. The Airborne Museum has become a magnificent monument to the heroism and gallantry of the British paratroopers. It recently opened an extension in its cellars in which you can relive what the paratroopers had to endure. I highly recommend a visit to this museum.

You can find their website here.

25. Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum

Address: Houtkampweg 6, 6731 AW Otterlo

The Kröller-Müller museum is located in a beautiful National Park, the Hoge Veluwe, a gorgeous place for a museum. The Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterloo has the second-largest van Gogh collection globally, with almost 90 paintings and over 180 drawings of van Gogh. The Kröller-Müller museum also exhibits wonderful paintings by Piet Mondriaan and Claude Monet.

Helene Kröller-Müller bought these paintings and drawings at the beginning of the 20th century. Vincent van Gogh’s intense paintings appealed to her enormously. She recognized Vincent’s quest and spirituality and regarded him as an advocate of a new kind of art.

Ms. Kröller-Müller also collected sculptures, and more than 160 of these sculptures are exhibited in a lovely garden around the Kröller-Müller museum.

26. Overloon, War Museum

Address: Museumpark 1, 5825 AM Overloon

The Allies had to find another route into Germany in 1944 after they lost the battle of Arnhem. The Allied armored forces went east to force an entry into Germany.

The resulting battle was extraordinarily fierce and lasted from September 26th to October 14th. Thousands of soldiers lost their lives during this battle.

The museum was founded in 1946 to honor those fallen during this battle. The theme of the museum is war belongs in a museum. You will find an extensive collection of more than 150 army vehicles used in combat during World War II.

Other parts of the museum focus on life in The Netherlands under the German occupation and the resistance’s role during the war. The War Museum provides a chilling experience. It helps you to remain aware that war should stay in a museum.

27. Rotterdam, Maritime Museum

Address: Leuvehaven 1, 3011 EA Rotterdam

Rotterdam is one of the world’s biggest harbors, so there is no better place in The Netherlands than Rotterdam for a maritime museum. The museum is in an old city port, very close to the center. So you will not get a more authentic setup for a maritime museum than this one in Rotterdam.

The museum’s collection tells the story of the maritime history of the Netherlands and the enormous influence of the sea on our daily lives. The information about the struggle against the water is the Netherlands’ story throughout the centuries. The Netherlands’ story is how we have interacted with the sea over the centuries, and this museum tells this story very well.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.

28. Utrecht, Rietveld Schröder House

Address: Prins Hendriklaan 50, 3583 EP Utrecht

The Rietveld Schröder House is a magnificent house in Utrecht, built in 1924 by the Dutch architect Rietveld for Mrs. Schröder. The Rietveld-Schröder House is one of the ten UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Netherlands.

When the Rietveld Schröder House was built in 1924, the house stood at the city’s edge, and the view over the surrounding countryside was magnificent. The Rietveld Schröder House is one of the highlights of the De Stijl group in architecture. The influence of this building on architecture has endured up to this day and age.

The house’s design is characterized by fluent transitions between the inside and outside and clean horizontal and vertical lines. The use of primary colors, white, grey, and black, is also characteristic of this architectural style and the Rietveld Schröder House.

The interior and furniture are an integral part of the building, and the Rietveld Chair exposed in the building is perhaps as famous as the building itself. This chair symbolizes De Stijl – the epitome of functionality- consisting of only 15 slats and two rectangular panels.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.

29. Utrecht, Spoorwegmuseum

Address: Maliebaanstation 16, 3581 XW Utrecht

The Spoorwegmuseum (Railway Museum) has an extensive collection of locomotives, train carriages, steam engines, scale models, paintings of trains, railway materials, and objects.

The Railway Museum has a fantastic location, the former Maliebaan railway station, built in 1874. This railway station is completely restored. You’ll find a richly painted vestibule with chandeliers, waiting rooms, a luxurious dining room, and even toilets in the 19th-century atmosphere.

You can get to the museum in style by train! From Utrecht CS, the museum train will take you to the museum and get you off the train inside the museum. A very original (and handy) way to start a trip through the museum, the children will love it.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.

30. Wassenaar, Museum Voorlinden

Address: Buurtweg 90, 2244 AG Wassenaar

Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar is a relatively new museum that opened in 2016. This museum for modern and contemporary art is an initiative of collector and businessman Joop van Caldenborgh.

Museum Voorlinden is situated in a lovely garden that is a piece of art in itself. The museum and garden are surrounded by a centuries-old estate of 40 hectares with delightful ponds, forests, meadows, and dunes.

The garden around the museum Voorlinden is magnificent and designed by the renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf. Lawns and grassy hills surround the sea of flowers. The gardens are visible from inside the museum to combine the experience of art, architecture, and nature.

Museum Voorlinden wants to be an oasis of tranquillity in the hectic city where people can come to be surprised. The combined experience of art, nature, and architecture is the unique aspect of the Museum Voorlinden.

You can find more information about this museum or purchase tickets online here.


Pim has lived his entire life in The Netherlands in various parts of the country. Pim enjoys writing this blog because it is a wonderful excuse to revisit all the parts of the Netherland that he liked and rediscover all the activities that he enjoyed. He hopes that you will enjoy The Netherlands as much as he does.