Museum Quarter, Amsterdam

#23 of 1,208 in Things to do in Amsterdam
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The meeting point of three major city museums, Museum Quarter represents a haven for art lovers. This renovated square houses the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, and the Van Gogh Museum, which are some of the city's most well-visited museums. Bring your kids to play at the square or visit during one of the year-round events and festivals. Walk through the quarter surrounding this square, considered by many to be the cultural center of the city. Stop into the area's high-end shops, local boutiques, chic cafes, and posh hotels. Make Museum Quarter a centerpiece of your Amsterdam vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Amsterdam day trip planning site.
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  • Many of the City museums are situated on the square that encompasses quite a few city blocks. Great place to relax and people watch.  more »
  • During the day, this place is packed with tourists hoping for a shot at the I Heart Amsterdam Sign (No Longer There) If you want to go at a time when you'll be alone, Take a walk here at night...  more »
  • Easy accessed on public transport, Trams, Buses. Metro is only ten minutes walk away. Bars on the south side near the concert hall.  more »
  • It's a little further from the Center than I would like... That being said, the hotel is clean (minus the stains on the carpet), and the location has quite a bit near it if you look around. Not bad for a quick stay with just enough stuff to do. Check them out!!!
  • I love this hotel! It's a great location, along a canal, and close to several museums including the Van Gough. The staff is always friendly and helpful.
  • Nice hotel, great location, excellent staff. Unfortunately a large section of the building has a scaffold in front of it, and a drop cloth between the scaffolding and the street. They are repainting. We got into our room and discovered our view of the canal was completely blocked. We also had to keep all our drapes closed for privacy from workers. The room in in perpetual twilight as a result. Having workers outside our windows at 8:30 a.m. did not increase our satisfaction. I politely complained at the desk and received profuse apologies. In the end we decided to shrug and endure, but other visitors may be hugely disappointed. If you are planning to stay here I suggest you get an advance guarantee from the hotel that you won't be behind the drop cloth.
  • I consider this hotel a gem. From the start of our stay the staff was professional, friendly, helpful and informative. The breakfast options exceeded our expectations and the restaurant did as well. The room was a good size and the bed firm. The location is near the museums we wished to visit and the surrounding neighborhoods offer a good dining selection. Public transit is also nearby. We too experienced the scaffolding outside our window on the last two days of our stay, but that had very little impact on our stay. I would have no problem recommending this hotel and will certainly stay here again.
  • Nice modern hotel with good staff & comfortable rooms. Not a bad location a few blocks from museum. Nice breakfast setup.

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