Essential: a day in Voldelpark
Famous for: its works of art
In three words: artistic, lively, stimulating
The Museums Area gathers them all in walking distance: known for its lovely Museumplein in the center, the neighborhood is known worldwide for hosting the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and many others. If you are looking for an apartment in Amsterdam, here you are in the heart of its cultural heritage.
HISTORY: The Museum Area was born in the late nineteenth century on the old square of brewers, soon converted into a great center of art and culture, with all major Amsterdam museums and galleries just a short distance from each other.
ATMOSPHERE: You know what the area offers: works of art, an immersion in the culture at 360 degrees, but also bars, cafes, shops. The neighborhood is in fact very animated and full of life, the ideal destination not only for art lovers, but also for fashion victims and food lovers.
PLACES: Only Museumplein, the museum square, hosts the three biggest ones: the Rijksmuseum (the largest of Holland), the Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art. The fourth impressive building located in the square is Concertgebouw, home of famous orchestra with the same name. Inside the museum district you also find Vondelpark, the amazing public park known across the Netherlands, dedicated to the poet Vondel (whose monumental statue stands in the park), opened in 1865 and since then always crowded of locals and tourists. Here you also find the Filmmuseum, an outdoor theater with free shows (in summer), a rose garden and a playground for children.
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