The Rijksmuseum of art and history, the largest museum in Amsterdam: Letter

The Resistance Museum devoted to documenting the actions of the Dutch resistance to the Nazi occupation during World War II. Letter

The Amsterdam History Museum, devoted to describing the history of Amsterdam from the very beginnings when it consisted only of a tiny raised bit of dry ground surrounded by water. The Dutch got right to work dredging up sea bottom to create the rest of Amsterdam and The Netherlands as we see them today. Clear signposting allows the visitor to concentrate on a specific period of the Amsterdam's history:

Willet-Holthuysen Museuma collection of furniture, silverware and paintings housed in a beautiful preserved 17th-century canalside mansion. Shows how a wealthy family lived in a 17th-century Amsterdam canal house: More Photos, Letter

The Van Gogh Museum The Van Gogh Museum houses some 200 paintings and 550 sketches showing Van Gogh in all his moods. These, combined with hundreds of letters by Van Gogh to his brother Theo, and selected works by his friends and contemporaries, form the core of the museum's collection.

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Main entrance, Rijksmuseum
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