#6 best destination in the world

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

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Best time to travel: April-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Museum for modern art, contemporary art, and design
  • The collection comprises art and design from the early 20th century up to the 21st century
  • The museum features artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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Best time to travel: April-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries
  • Opened in 1973
  • Largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Best time to travel: April-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history
  • Founded in 1800
  • Originally located in the Royal Palace
  • Contains 1 million objects from the years 1200-2000

Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

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Best time to travel: April-May, Sept-Nov
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Writer’s house and biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank
  • During World War II, Anne Frank hid from Nazi persecution with her family and four other people in hidden rooms at the rear of the 17th-century canal house
  • Anne Frank did not survive the war but in 1947, her wartime diary was published
  • In 1957, the Anne Frank Foundation was established to protect the property from developers who wanted to demolish the block

Keukenhof, Lisse

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Best time to travel: mid April-mid May
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • One of the world’s largest flower gardens
  • 7 million flower bulbs are planted every year
  • Open from mid-March to mid-May

Mauritshuis, Hague

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Best time to travel: June-Aug
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Art museum that houses the Royal Cabinet of Paintings which consists of 854 objects, mostly Dutch Golden Age paintings
  • The collection contains works by Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter, Frans Hals, Jacob van Ruisdael, Hans Holbein the Younger, and others
  • Originally, the 17th century building was the residence of count John Maurice of Nassau, but now is the property of the government of the Netherlands

Efteling, Kaatsheuvel

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Best time to travel: May-June
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Fantasy themed based on ancient myths and legends, fairy tales, fables, and folklore
  • Opened in 1952