Don’t want to see paintings in Amsterdam? Go to these 3 must see museums!

Must see museums must see museums

In Amsterdam you can find loads of museums to visit when you’re there. A lot of them are known for the famous painting collections! For example the Van Gogh Museum or the Rijksmuseum. These must see museums all typical must see museums. But what if you don’t want to see paintings during your visit? What are your options then? Luckily, Amsterdam also has a lot of must see museums without any paintings. See the top 3 below.

FOAM Amsterdam

FOAM Amsterdam is a photography museum, located in the center of the city. It’s quite a small building, but nevertheless worth a visit. They have collections that switch every now and then. You get to find different area’s. Almost each area has its own exposition. Upstairs you can find a shop with photos that you can buy. 

Tassenmuseum Hendrikje

Tassenmuseum? What does that mean? It means bag museum. So what can you expect to find? A lot of bags! Bags from hunderds of years ago, as well as bags that are designed by famous designers that still live. This museum is definitely worth a visit if you’re into fashion!

Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam

You can probably guess this one by its name! This museum is about the architecture of Amsterdam. You’ll get to see a lot of special architectural projects. You’ll get to see a few special projects and you’ll learn what they did and how they build it. It’s quite a small museum, so easy to walk by and go in for half an hour. This museum is located next to the canal and is close to central station. This is a very nice area to visit when in Amsterdam. 

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