museumplein amsterdam


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More than just a large expanse of grass that is a park, the Museumplein is full of culture. You’ll want to visit this area to discover the rich history of the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Moco Museum. You can also do some luxury shopping before sitting in the square to admire the work of Swedish landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson. He rebuilt it in 1999, and today it has become the site of celebrations, festivals and mass political events. Once you’ve had your fill of the outdoor spaces, head down to the basement to check out the shopping center.

Amsterdam’s Museumplein has an artificial lake, which turns into an ice rink in winter.

This is where the famous “I Amsterdam” sign used to be, which has now been moved. Because of the strong tourist attraction, the city decided to move it, you can see it for example at the airport. Ask before you go where it is located in Amsterdam.


The site originally housed a candle factory and was also covered with swampy meadows. Construction of the public square began in 1885, after the completion of the main building of the National Museum, and was planned by city planner Pierre Cuypers. In 1999, the square was reconstructed according to the design of landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson.

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