The Amsterdam Hermitage is a museum that is something of a sister of the St. Petersburg Hermitage, which is amongst the largest museums in the world. Formerly a home for elderly women, and then also elderly men, it was recently redeveloped into a museum. It holds temporary exhibitions from all over, presenting the collections of other museums here in Amsterdam and abroad.
The Heineken Experience is another one of those oft-recommended attractions for visitors to Amsterdam. While it was the actual brewery until 1988, now it is a well-manufactured, high-tech visitor experience showing the history and the process of making “premium quality” Heineken beer. And a lot about the branding. Mustn’t forget that.
One of the standard must-do things for many tourists visiting Amsterdam who spend all of their time in the city centre is a visit to a coffee shop to get stoned. This could then be quite naturally followed up with a trip to the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum which will take you through the history of the Devil’s Lettuce.
If you’ve been to Amsterdam Centraal Station recently, and looked north across the river IJ, you will have seen the EYE Film Museum. A white, oddly shaped, non-rectilinear polygon of a building that houses a museum, exhibitions, cinemas, a restaurant, and extensive film-related collections.
In the city of Den Bosch (aka ‘s-Hertogenbosch), about 500 years ago, a famous painter died. Known as Jheronimus Bosch, he was a painter and draughtsman. Now, for the first time in hundreds of years, a large portion of his works have returned to Den Bosch and are on display at the Noord Brabant museum.