My list of the Best Museums in the Netherlands

Louwman Museum in Den Haag - world first engine - Discover True Netherlands - cover image

On the photo: the Louwmans Museum

Below is our collection of beautiful Dutch museums that we visited ourselves. Love culture? Is the weather is not promising? What to show your friends or family coming weekend? Visit a museum. Get inspired with ideas!
All photos are made by us.


  • Louwman Museum in Den Haag - old car in the shape of a swan - Discover True Netherlands
  • Louwman Museum in Den Haag - old red car - Discover True Netherlands
  • Louwman Museum in Den Haag - old silver car - Discover True Netherlands

Louwman Museum in Den Haag

World’s oldest private collection of historic cars. You will find the history of automobiles from the beginning.

  • The railways Museum - Het SpoorwegMuseum - Discover True Netherlands
  • The railways Museum - Het SpoorwegMuseum - Old locomotive - Discover True Netherlands
  • The railways Museum - Het SpoorwegMuseum - Old red train - Discover True Netherlands

The Railway Museum

Planning a trip to Utrecht? Visit the Railway Museum dedicated to preserving historical Dutch trains.

  • National Military Museum - old airplanes - Discover True Netherlands
  • National Military Museum - stansing next to an old tank - Discover True Netherlands
  • National Military Museum - view to the airplanes - Discover True Netherlands

National Military Museum

This impressive museum, located on the former military airbase, combines army and air force exhibits from centuries ago.


  • Teylers Museum in Haarlem - main room - Discover True Netherlands
  • Teylers Museum in Haarlem - dome -Discover True Netherlands
  • Teylers Museum in Haarlem - science room - Discover True Netherlands

Teylers Museum

The first and the oldest museum that was set up in the Netherlands. Here, enjoy art, science, and history.

  • Biesbosch Museum Island - two people in front of the museum - Discover True Netherlands
  • Biesbosch Museum Island - exponents of old shipping things - Discover True Netherlands
  • Biesbosch Museum Island - exterior - Discover True Netherlands

Biesbosch Museum

Located in the heart of the National Park de Biesbosch, it’s an interesting museum-island for the young and old public.

  • Voorlinde Museum - giant pumpkin - Discover True Netherlands
  • Voorlinde Museum - plastic illusion - Discover True Netherlands
  • Voorlinde Museum - a house from fabric installation - Discover True Netherlands

Voorlinde Museum

It’s a privately owned art museum of modern and contemporary art. Combine your visit with a walk in nature around.


Ship Chandlers Warehouse Museum in Amsterdam - old barrels - Discover True Netherlands - cover image

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  • Zuidaerzee Museum in Enkhuizen - old house from inside - Discover True Netherlands
  • Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen - old windmill - Discover True Netherlands
  • Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen - blue tiles wall - Discover True Netherlands
  • Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen - old car - Discover True Netherlands

Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen

This place reveals the stories of Dutch people who once lived on the territory of Zuiderzee. People are dressed in traditional Dutch costumes here.

  • Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem - old red windmill - Discover True Netherlands
  • Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem - old tram - Discover True Netherlands
  • Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem - old Dutch houses of green colour - Discover True Netherlands

Openlucht Museum Arnhem

the Dutch Open Air Museum possesses a unique collection of Dutch old houses. Go on a journey through time from no less than 2 centuries ago.

  • Space Expo Noordwijk - space engine - Discover True Netherlands
  • Space Expo Noordwijk - Standing next to space suit - Discover True Netherlands
  • Space Expo Noordwijk - standing next to the spaceship - Discover True Netherlands

Space Expo Noordwijk

This is the Space Museum of the Netherlands. You will get to know space, space travel, and space ships in a unique way. Lots of machines here.


  • Glass Museum in Leerdam - glass woman - Discover True Netherlands
  • Glass Museum in Leerdam - blue glass vase - Discover True Netherlands
  • Glass museum Leerdam - glass works - Discover True Netherlands

Leerdam Glass Museum

Admire the glass in all its colors and shapes & meet the glass blowers to see how the sand turns into the glass.

  • War Museum Overloon - Oorlogsmuseum Overloon - giant military vehicle - Discover True Netherlands
  • War Museum Overloon - Oorlogsmuseum Overloon - old aircraft - Discover True Netherlands
  • War Museum Overloon - Oorlogsmuseum Overloon - giant wheel of a military vehicle - Discover True Netherlands

War Museum Overloon

This is the biggest WWII museum in the Netherlands. Overloon is the location of one of the cruel battles of World War II.

  • Philips Museum - old working factory room - Discover True Netherlands
  • Philips Museum - signature - Discover True Netherlands
  • Philips Museum - old TVs - Discover True Netherlands

Philips Museum in Eindhoven

The museum is situated on the territory of an old factory where Gerard Philips produced his first light bulbs in 1891.


  • Museum de Fundatie next to castle Nijenhuis - woman stands next to a gant mirror ball - Discover True Netherlands
  • Museum de Fundatie next to castle Nijenhuis - woman stands on the red tables - Discover True Netherlands
  • Museum de Fundatie next to castle Nijenhuis - black glass table - Discover True Netherlands

Museum de Fundatie -Nijenhuis

The museum is located on the territory of a beautiful Nijenhuis Castle. Don’t miss a chance to visit it in autumn.

  • Nxt Museum in Amsterdam - woman stands in light projections - Discover True Netherlands
  • Nxt Museum in Amsterdam - woman looks to an artificial tree - Discover True Netherlands
  • NXT Museum in Amsterdam - blue projections on the floor - Discover True Netherlands

NXT Museum in Amsterdam

A permanent museum dedicated to new media art. Would you like to experience a Black Hole live? Visit this museum!

  • The National Maritime Museum - Het ScheepvaartMuseum - room with glass cieling - Discover True Netherlands
  • The National Maritime Museum - Het ScheepvaartMuseum - giant ship with a Dutch flag - Discover True Netherlands
  • The National Maritime Museum - Het ScheepvaartMuseum - old painting of a ship - Discover True Netherlands
  • The National Maritime Museum - Het ScheepvaartMuseum - wooden lion - Discover True Netherlands

National Maritime Museum

The museum exhibits one of the world’s largest maritime collections of paintings, ship models, navigation instruments, etc.


  • Museum De LakenHal in Leiden - exterior - Discover True Netherlands
  • Museum De LakenHal in Leiden - room with beautiful ceiling painting- Discover True Netherlands
  • Museum De LakenHal in Leiden - i stand in a hall- Discover True Netherlands

Museum De Lakenhal

Leiden was a world market leader in craft and cloth making. The museum is a former Cloth Hall from 1640.

  • Ship Chandlers Warehouse Museum in Amsterdam - old barrels - Discover True Netherlands

Ship Chandlers Warehouse

The oldest shop in Amsterdam, a secret place that can only be visited during Open Monuments Day in September.

  • Amersfoort Concentration Camp - watch tower - Discover True Netherlands
  • Amersfoort Concentration Camp - walking outside - Discover True Netherlands
  • Amersfoort Concentration Camp - sign explained - Discover True Netherlands

Amersfoort Concentration Camp

It used to be a Nazi concentration camp, now, it is a museum. Combine it with a visit to Amersfoort Zoo.


  • Hermitage Museum Amsterdam - old golden clock in a shape of a beetle - Discover True Netherlands
  • Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam - jewellry hair pin - Discover True Netherlands
  • Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam - old portrait of a woman - Discover True Netherlands

Hermitage Museum Amsterdam

Famous for its one of the world’s greatest collections of Eastern European paintings. The exhibition is always renewed with new masterpieces.

  • Elburg Stedelijk Museum - stone exponent - Discover True Netherlands
  • Elburg Stedelijk Museum - Room with old pictures - Discover True Netherlands
  • Elburg Stedelijk Museum - Old cash register -Discover True Netherlands

Elburg Stedelijk Museum

Elburg is a charming little town in Gelderland that will surprise you with its beauty. Elburg Stedelijk Museum is not to miss.

  • Van Abbemuseum - world room - Discover True Netherlands
  • van Abbemuseum - room with a tree - Discover True Netherlands
  • Van AbbeMuseum - giant spider - Discover True Netherlands

Museum Van Abbe in Eindhoven

This museum is one of the European museums of contemporary modern art, located in Eindhoven. Only modern art is waiting for you here.


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Voorlinde Museum - red room - Discover True Netherlands

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