The Anne Frank House
In the center of Amsterdam from the "Secret Annex" in the back of a canal house Anne Frank wrote her famous diary during the years she and her family were in hiding during World War II. You can visit the rooms of the actual hiding place, which provide an impression of the life of Anne Frank, her family, her diary and the hiding period.
Home to the famous Night Watch and an outstanding collection of other Rembrandts, the Rijksmuseum contains the world's leading collection of Dutch masters. Reserve a day for this cultural feast! The Rijksmuseum is currently being renovated, but is open for public, with it's most well know collection still on display.
Vincent Van Gogh: Self Portrait
At the Van Gogh Museum, Vincent's tormented drawings and writings complement 200 striking canvases - providing marvelous insight into his life and work.
Tip: get your ticket from their website, it prevents long waiting times.
Meanwhile, the airy Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art presents over 1,000 modern art exhibits, from 1850 to the present day - from impressionism and expressionism to pop and minimalism. Its features include paintings by Cézanne, Chagall, Picasso, and Monet among others.