Best museums to visit in the Netherlands

28 September 2015

You are visiting the Netherlands, but find out it is probably going to rain during your stay. No worries! The country has so much to offer, you won't be disappointed.

Best museums to visit in the Netherlands

Holland has the world’s highest density of museums and galleries. Although a small country, the number of high quality art venues turns Holland into a large district of wonder, presenting art in all its facets. Step off the beaten city paths and set eyes on classic masterpieces in world renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum, the Mauritshuis and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.

Whether the interest is for arts, architecture, heritage, design, fashion, music or photography, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague (Den Haag) and Utrecht are filled with venues packed to the brim with beautiful pearls, all waiting to be explored.

And the best part of this: Stayokay has hostels in all of these great cities. Below you can find a shortlist of museums. Pick the ones you like the most and book a Stayokay hostel as a base to go explore.

Rijksmuseum, the museum of the Netherlands with masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.

Van Gogh Museum
The masterpieces, letters and history of Van Gogh.

Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis
Home to the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’

Escher in the Palace
Be surprised by the unbelievable drawings by M.C. Escher.

Kunsthal Rotterdam
A phenomenal diversity and abundance of art.

Centraal Museum Utrecht
Dick Bruna, Rietveld design and old masters.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
An unbelievable journey through western art history.

Need more? Check out this website and enjoy the wonders of (Dutch) art on display in the Netherlands.