The Netherlands is a country placed in the northern region of Europe. If you are interested in visiting the modern place, it is worth to start your journey from the capital city – Amsterdam. It is a city placed in the North Holland where lives about 850,000 people. The city is full of interesting places to visit and where you can spend interesting time. This article will point out the most popular spots of Amsterdam.
The city is visited by about 16 million visitors every year. The visitors select the most popular tourist attractions as well as the rare attractions or they simply walk around the city and hang out in pubs and restaurants. More demanding visitors usually select the museum dedicated to the notable painter – Vincent Van Gogh. The Van Gogh Museum displays the biggest collection of the painter in the world – there are demonstrated 200 paintings, 400 drawings and about 700 letters. The huge collection is widely visited by the tourists making the museum the second most visited museum in the Netherlands (after the Rijksmuseum) and the 31st most visited museum in the world. The museum welcomes about 2 million of tourists annually. The most popular masterpieces by Vincent Van Gogh that are available in the museum are: Self-portrait from 1888, Sunflowers from 1889 and Almond Blossoms from 1890. The entrance fee to the Van Gogh Museum is 18Euros for adults and it is free for people who are under 18. The museum is opened from 9am to 5pm. However, on some days, the museum is opened longer, even to 10pm. It is worth to check the opening time before your arrival. The museum is located in Amsterdam’s city centre, at 7 Paulus Potterstraat. The second museum worth visiting in Amsterdam is The Rijksmuseum. It is the national museum of art and history of the country. It is also one of the oldest museum in the country because it was established in 1800. It is the most visited museum in the Netherlands – about 2.2 million of visitors annually. The museum displays the largest art collection in the country that consists of more than 8,000 artefacts related to art and history made by notable artists such as Frans Hals, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and a few more. Some excellent examples of the masterpieces are following: Portrait of a Young Couple by Frans Hall from 1622, The Night Watch by Rembrandt from 1642 and Girl in a Blue Dress by Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck from 1641. The museum is located at 1 Museumstraat in the city centre.