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DISCOVERING AMSTERDAM’S RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE
Discovering Amsterdam’s Rich Cultural Heritage
Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands, is known for its rich cultural heritage and art scene. The city is home to some of the most renowned museums in the world, which attract millions of visitors every year. Being situated in the Museum Quarter, the Conservatorium is the perfect location to reside and enjoy some of these enchanting museums, with each just mere steps away from your suite.On the Museum Square you will find the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Moco Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum to name a few. Discover their unique charms below and start planning your museum itinerary!
The Rijksmuseum is the largest museum in the Netherlands and is home to a collection that spans over 800 years of Dutch and international art history. The museum’s collection includes masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, such as Rembrandt’s Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Milkmaid, as well as artifacts from the country’s history, including Delftware and medieval weaponry. If you are someone interested in art, history, and culture its innovative exhibits and world-class collection is an unforgettable visit you must experience.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is dedicated to the life and work of Vincent van Gogh, one of the most celebrated artists of all time. The museum boasts the largest collection of Van Gogh’s works in the world, including over 200 paintings and over a thousand drawings and letters. Be sure to visit the Van Gogh Museum to see some of his most iconic works up close, and to learn more about the fascinating life and legacy of this remarkable artist.
The Moco Museum is a contemporary art museum that features a rotating collection of works by some of the most important and innovative contemporary artists from around the world. One of the attraction points to the Moco Museum is its collection of works by the elusive and anonymous street artist Banksy, including pieces such as “Girl with Balloon” and “Laugh Now”. The Moco Museum is a must-visit destination for anyone curious in the cutting edge of artistic expression.
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is one of the world’s leading modern and contemporary art museums. Its collection includes works by some of the most influential artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Pablo Picasso and Willem de Kooning. One of the museum’s most popular exhibits is the “Amsterdam School” exhibit, which showcases the work of a group of Dutch architects and designers who flourished in the early 20th century. For anyone interested in modern art and design, this is the museum for you.
Combine your stay at the Conservatorium with a visit to any of these museums, here.