Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amsterdam’s many incredible museums and galleries have begun digitizing their collections. This means that wherever you are and whatever restrictions you might be under, you can always enjoy a bit of culture. For those of us who haunt the galleries and museums of Amsterdam, these sites have been a source of entertainment. Plus, looking through the Rijksmuseum collection is a welcome break from binge-watching Netflix.
The Rijksmuseum is an integral part of Amsterdam and the museum has done an incredible job of digitizing its collections. There are over 700,000 pieces online that you can view from home, all you need to do is visit the website. You can also watch a series of Youtube videos from curators discussing their favourite pieces. That should keep you busy!
If you’re into modern and contemporary art then Stedelijk is an absolute must-see. Fortunately, you can watch tours and talks online via the Youtube channel. These videos are really worth watching, including explorations of the Surinaamse school and a talk on queer history.
3. Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House plays a very important part in teaching people about the horrors of the Holocaust and countless people come to see the secret annex every year. So many people come, in fact, that the crowds could put people off even pre-pandemic. You can, however, view the secret annex online via the Anne Frank website.
4. Rembrandt Huis
Dutch Golden Age artist Rembrandt is world-famous, but it’s always worth learning more about him. You can do this from home by watching the videos on the Rembrandt Huis website, including a fantastic video on how he created his etchings.
5. Van Gogh Museum
The world has long since been obsessed with Van Gogh but recently his artwork seems to have ballooned in popularity. We’re lucky enough to have the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam and even though we can’t visit it right now we can take a tour online.