Amsterdam’s cobbled, crooked canal-housed streets seem to gather fascinating secrets, almost by accident. No space is exempt, from the smallest attic or the hull of a gently bobbing houseboat. The streets themselves have become a gallery.
Some museums drip colourful liquids and bubbling pipes, others contain vast cabinets of trinkets and mysteries. This journal captures them all.
Forgo the bright-lighted lure of the Stedelijk, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh, and go in search of something a little curiouser.
The Houseboat Museum, docked in the Amsterdam Canal Belt
The Museum van Loon, once home to artist Ferdinand Bol
Renovated 18th century interiors in the Museum van Loon
The first photography museum in The Netherlands, Huis Marseille
Het Klederdrachtmuseum aka The Dutch Costume Museum with a collection spanning multiple eras
Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldest (and most impressive) botanical gardens in the world
Amsterdam Museum, located in the old city orphanage
The Street Art Museum, showcases an ever-changing street art collection all over Amsterdam.
Hash, Marihuana and Hemp Museum, based in De Wallen aka the Red Light District
Amsterdam architecture at the Allard Pierson Museum
Het Scheepvaart Museum, also known as The National Maritime Museum
A replica of 18th century ship the Amsterdam, docked outside Het Scheepvaart Museum
Museum Vrolik, named after father and son duo, Gerard and William
This namesake museum exhibits the Vroliks vast collection of anatomical specimens
Sample the Gin and Genever Experience at House of Bols
House of Bols visitors practise distilling gin