Luxury apartments in the vibrant city center!
Almost everything of interest in Amsterdam is within one mile radius of Kiki’s apartments, including the main museums. You can take a walk or hop on the tram for a few stops!
Amsterdam is a city full of museums, galleries and exhibitions. If you’re looking for something different that isn’t mentioned in the list below, please visit the website www.iamsterdam.com for the complete list of everything that goes on in our beautiful city. Enjoy!
Nieuwe Herengracht 14, tel. 0205308755, www.hermitage.nl
The Hermitage Museum opened its doors a few years ago to provide visitors with a peek into the enormous collection of the original museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Both museums share a collection of Dutch, Flemish and Italian masters as well as sculptures and costumes. If you’re looking for an inspiring place to lunch or dine, then visit the museum’s Café-restaurant Neva.
Joods Historisch Museum
Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1. www.jhm.nl/english
The Jewish Historical Museum tells the story of Amsterdam’s Jewish community and their often troubled times. Also, the museum offers temporary exhibitions from all parts of the Jewish world. Not long ago, the JHM showed a great collection of Marc Chagall paintings, truly beautiful. Check their website for the latest installments.
Keizersgracht 609. www.foam.nl
FOAM offers a very welcome change from the regular museums. Here, you can find photographic exhibitions from across the world. The content changes regularly, but they usually keep multiple collections at the same time, so that everyone’s preferences are met. Whether you like classic news photography, portraits or conceptual images, FOAM has it all.
Van Gogh Museum
Paulus Potterstraat 7. www.vangoghmuseum.nl
Who wouldn’t want to dream away at a Van Gogh painting? Whether it’s a picture of a waiving cornfield or the sky above Provence at night, Vincent van Gogh’s paintings capture the imagination. Although the queues at the museum can be very long, it is a must see on your visit to Amsterdam. Be sure to reserve tickets in advance.
Herengracht 386, www.hetgrachtenhuis.nl
Het Grachtenhuis museum is a personal favorite of ours. This former opulent canal residence now provides its visitors with a beautiful tour of the development of Amsterdam’s famous canal quarter in the Dutch ‘Golden Age’. In the 17th century Amsterdam was at the forefront of architectural design and engineering, and its richest residents wanted only the most glamorous houses to live in. The resulting beautiful canal quarter is now a UNESCO heritage site.
Amsterdam Historical Museum
Kalverstraat 92. www.amsterdammuseum.nl
If you want to know more about the cultural history of Amsterdam, not just the canals, then a visit to the Amsterdam Museum is just the thing. This Museum, just behind Dam square, holds a beautiful collection of paintings, armor and even fashion items from all periods of the city’s interesting history.