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The Civil Guards Gallery or Schuttersgalerij houses portraits of 17th-century Dutch aristocrats..
The Civil Guards Gallery or Schuttersgalerij houses portraits of 17th-century Dutch aristocrats.
Between Kalverstraat and Begijnhof
The Allard Pierson Museum, run by the University of Amsterdam, houses a Mediterranean archaeological collection of antiquities, art and artifacts from 4000 BC to 500 AD, including exhibits from ancient Egypt, the Near East, ancient Greece and Mesopotamia, Etruria, and the Roman Empire
The Spui Square in Amsterdam hosts a weekly outdoor art market on Sundays, where a group of about 25 contemporary Dutch and foreign artists from SAIA’s (Stichting Amsterdam International Artists) pool of 60 display their works
The Begijnhof is one of the oldest inner courts in Amsterdam that formerly housed Catholic Beguines and is now a home for needy women
The Amsterdam Museum, previously known as the Amsterdams Historisch Museum, traces the history and evolution of the city, from its origins as a settlement on the Amstel river banks to the bustling commercial city it is today
The Bloemenmarkt is the world's only floating flower market, with florists and garden shops set up on moored barges on the Singel between Muntplein and Koningsplein
The Torture Museum is certainly offbeat, with exhibits showcasing the history of different torturous techniques used over the centuries
The KattenKabinet or Cat Cabinet is a cat museum displaying feline art from times long before lolcats and Grumpy Cat took over the internet
Rub shoulders with life-like wax models of your favorite celebrities and historical personalities at the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Amsterdam
Housed in the monumental Brick Expressionism style De Bazel, the Amsterdam City Archives preserves official documents, letters, photos, drawings, maps, prints and audio-visual records tracing the history of the city
The Royal Palace on Dam Square is a magnificent 17th century building that was constructed as a City Hall