STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM
With roughly 675,000 visitors each year, Stedelijk houses modern and contemporary art and design from the 20th - 21st century—focusing on De Stijl, Bauhaus, Pop Art and Neo-Impressionism. The museum has been in operation since 1895, and while a new building opened in 2012, the main building, still in use, was first constructed from 1891 - 1895. Find masterpieces from artists like Cezanne, Matisse, van Gogh, Warhol, Man Ray, de Kooning and even Julian Schnabel.
Fans of photography will want to check out this photography museum, which is located in a renovated canal house. Exhibits rotate, but you may be treated to photography by August Sander and local advertising firms, as well as discussions and other photography-themed events. There are four different exhibits at any given time.
MUSEUM OF FLUORESCENT ART
Located in the Jordaan district, and near the Anne Frank House, American artist Nick Padalino created a small museum exhibiting art created with fluorescent materials. This is a fun, out-of- the-ordinary museum that is sometimes called “Electric Ladyland” in honor of Jimi Hendrix.
CIVIC GUARDS GALLERY
This special gallery houses 17th-century portraits of some of Amsterdam’s most important and wealthiest citizens, and features both men and women of the time. These paintings were commissioned each year to celebrate these citizens’ civil guard service and charitable work. It is a small, but memorable collection.