We missed out on Museum Weekend last year, but it is upon us again and if you’ve never taken advantage of the Dutch Museum Card, then this is your chance to visit some museums for free on April 10 & 11. A couple of hundred museums, all public ones, participate in the program, although most of them are in the Northern parts of the Netherlands. If you want to maximize your museum access, plan a weekend in Amsterdam where there are loads of participating institutions.
If you are in the Maastricht area, you’ll have to do more traveling between museums but you can probably catch a handful of museums depending on where you go. Swing by my article on Maastricht Region to see what museums in Limburg are participating.
Amsterdam Historical Museum: Deceptively small from outside, the historical museum has a huge collection well worth a few hours of exploration. Well organized and covers a lot of ground. Entry is typically €10,00 for adults.
Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam: The Resistance Museum of Amsterdam is one of my absolute favorites in Amsterdam. It is a multimedia exploration of how the Dutch people responded to the Germany invasion and occupation during World War II. Entry is €7,50, but you can get in for free during Museum Weekend.
Do you have a favorite museum you think people should visit? Share your suggestions in the comments.