Arts & Culture in Amsterdam

From local plays to touring exhibitions, this is where local Airbnb hosts go to get in touch with their creative side.

Locals’ favorite places

1. Rijksmuseum
1 Museumstraat
1626local recommendations
Siete says “Visitors to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam can expect much more than just paintings by Dutch Masters f...” ·
2. Anne Frank House
263-267 Prinsengracht
1270local recommendations
Sacha says “The Anne Frank Huis draws almost one million visitors annually (prepurchase tickets online to minimi...” ·
3. Van Gogh Museum
6 Museumplein
1079local recommendations
Siete says “For both locals and far-travelling visitors, the Van Gogh Museum is a unique and inspirational exper...” ·
4. Museumplein
801local recommendations
Leandro says “Located at the Museumplein are three major museums in Amsterdam: the Rijksmuseum (national museum), ...” ·
5. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
10 Museumplein
690local recommendations
Nicole says “Modern and contemporary art and design from the early 20th century up to the 21st century. It featur...” ·
6. The Concertgebouw
10 Concertgebouwplein
224local recommendations
Hans says “The Royal Music Hall for classical music. Because of its highly regarded acoustics, the Concertgebou...” ·
7. Melkweg
234A Lijnbaansgracht
202local recommendations
Esther & Jan
Esther & Jan says “Milky Way (Melkweg) is large night club with multiple rooms. Generally there are concerts first, aft...” ·
8. Eye Film Museum
1 IJpromenade
484local recommendations
Manon says “EYE is fabulous! The the building itself and the location at the water. Although only opened in spri...” ·
9. Foam
609 Keizersgracht
384local recommendations
Zwier says “FOAM is an impressive museum devoted to photography. Two storeys of changing exhibitions feature wor...” ·
10. Het Scheepvaartmuseum
1 Kattenburgerplein
389local recommendations
Siete says “The National Maritime Museum invites visitors to discover how the sea has shaped Dutch culture. In t...” ·
11. Tolhuistuin
2 IJpromenade
129local recommendations
Manon says “The Tolhuistuin ('Tollhouse Garden') is one of Amsterdam Noord’s latest cultural hotspots.The restyl...” ·
12. Hermitage Amsterdam
51 Amstel
308local recommendations
Siete says “The Hermitage collection in Amsterdam displays rotating selections of works and artefacts from the H...” ·
13. Tropenmuseum
2 Linnaeusstraat
327local recommendations
Ed says “The Tropenmuseum is one of Europe’s leading ethnographic museums. The permanent and temporary exhibi...” ·
14. NEMO Science Museum
2 Oosterdok
319local recommendations
Siete says “Using a variety of playful exhibitions, Science Center NEMO introduces young and old to the world of...” ·
15. Royal Theater Carré
115 /125 Amstel
128local recommendations
Erik says “The Royal Theatre Carré is a Neo-Renaissance theatre, located near the river Amstel. When the theatr...” ·
16. OBA library of Amsterdam
143 Oosterdokskade
98local recommendations
Carmen says “Enter library, take fifteen escalators up (or take the elevator) and walk to the outside terrace on ...” ·
17. Podium Mozaïek
191 Bos en Lommerweg
92local recommendations
Marida says “Try the Turkish breakfast in this bar/restaurant/theatre. Great start for the day or as hangover tre...” ·
18. Boom Chicago
117 Rozengracht
59local recommendations
Nurdin says “Boom Chicago is a comedy club where they do shows as well as improv, all in English. Make sure to ch...” ·
19. Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
26 Leidseplein
61local recommendations
Sander says “Theater in the heart of Amsterdam, built in 1894, has two halls: the baroque Great Hall and the new...” ·
20. Rembrandt House Museum
4 Jodenbreestraat
128local recommendations
Siete says “The Rembrandt House Museum has been lovingly restored to its 17th-century majesty and offers a glimp...” ·
21. Amsterdam Museum
92 Kalverstraat
115local recommendations
Lotte says “There starts a really cool street art tour from the museum. You can make a reservation through Faceb...” ·
22. Vondelpark Openluchttheater
5a Vondelpark
41local recommendations
Anne-Marie says “One of my favoriets in summer. An openair theatre in the park. In summer they have entertainment eve...” ·
23. Madame Tussauds
20 Dam
103local recommendations
Esther & Jan
Esther & Jan says “The tourist attraction for celebrity wax figures: royal figures, film stars, sports stars and politi...” ·
24. National Opera & Ballet
3 Amstel
45local recommendations
Gui says “Located on Amsterdam’s Waterlooplein, the Dutch National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam is home to the ...” ·
25. Concertgebouwplein
31local recommendations
Family says “Concertgebouw: the concert hall for classic music, also a very nice programme for the little ones am...” ·
26. Jewish Historical Museum
1 Nieuwe Amstelstraat
81local recommendations
Marit & Victor
Marit & Victor says “The Jewish Historical Museum (JHM) is a modern museum of Jewish heritage. The JHM Children's Museum ...” ·
27. DeLaMar Theater
29local recommendations
Family says “Good shows, also for childeren. The hall looks like a gallery, packed with modern art, mostly photog...” ·
28. Museum Van Loon
672 Keizersgracht
63local recommendations
Sander says “The house of the Amsterdam regent family Van Loon. In 1602 Willem van Loon co-founded the Dutch East...” ·
29. Dutch National Opera
22 Waterlooplein
29local recommendations
Stephanie says “City Hall and Opera house in one. Opera and Ballet programming of great international acclaim.” ·
30. Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
38 Oudezijds Voorburgwal
61local recommendations
Jelle says “A uniquely seventeenth-century house from the Dutch Golden Age. Explore the narrow corridors and cli...” ·