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8 X museums in Amsterdam that are open in the evening

30 January 2024
Photo credit: © Groote Museum Amsterdam, @groote_museum_amsterdam

Every year in November, the Museum Night takes place as a tradition. December and January then make way for the Amsterdam Light Festival, but those aren’t the only times you can enjoy a cultural evening in the capital. There are numerous museums in Amsterdam open in the evenings. To avoid finding yourself in front of a closed door, we’ve compiled a list of all the museums in Amsterdam that are open in the evenings. Get ready for a cultural treat

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These 8 museums in Amsterdam are open in the evening

Foam

Amsterdam Photography Museum, FOAM, is located on the Keizersgracht in the centre. You can enjoy modern photography with extraordinary stories all week long, and on Thursdays and Fridays the museum is even open until 9 p.m. Special events are regularly organized on Thursdays in the evenings, with the exhibiting photographers present.
Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam

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© Foam

Anne Frank Huis

The Anne Frank House is always busy, but with some luck, you won’t have to slalom around the crowds in the evenings. The museum is open every evening until 10 p.m. You can book a time slot every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for the next six weeks.
Westermarkt 20, Amsterdam

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© Anne Frank Huis

Even more museums in Amsterdam that are open in the evening

Artis Groote Museum

The Artis Groote Museum is open on Thursdays until 10 p.m. Prepare for an interactive museum visit. At Artis Groote-Museum, you experimentally discover the relationship and coherence between people, animals, and nature. Keep an eye on their agenda for the range of special evening programs.
Plantage Middenlaan 41, Amsterdam

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© ARTIS GROOTE-MUSEUM

Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum is lively on Friday evenings, with their cultural Friday afternoon event Vincent on Friday, with a different theme each edition. Prepare for an evening of workshops, art, and live music. Please buy your tickets in advance on their website.
Museumplein 6, Amsterdam

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© Van Gogh Museum

Huis Marseille

Did you know that Huis Marseille is Amsterdam’s first photography museum? Every Thursday evening, this place is open until 9 pm. The exhibitions are spread over fourteen (!) rooms spread over two adjacent canal houses.
Keizersgracht 401, Amsterdam

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© Huis Marseille

Even more museums in Amsterdam that are open in the evening

Moco Museum

The Moco Museum focuses on new and established names in the art world, all with a unique vision. Expect a lot of modern and contemporary art, but also street art. They are open until 7:00 PM during the week and until 9:00 PM from Friday to Sunday.
Honthorststraat 20, Amsterdam

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© MOCO MUSEUM

Eye Film Museum

The Eye Film Museum is open daily until 7 p.m., just in time to sneak in after work. Fortunately, the cinema section and the restaurant are available until late evening, so nothing stands in the way of your cultural evening. It is also nice to combine with the nearby Tolhuistuin, where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks and visit concerts.
IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam

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© Eye Filmmuseum

NXT Museum

Anyone who gets overstimulated easily won’t want to go here, for everyone else it is a must: the NXT Museum in Amsterdam-North. From Sunday to Tuesday, they are open until 8:30 PM, and from Thursday to Saturday, they are open until 10:30 PM. This AI and Digital Art museum attracts visitors from all over the world and is unique in its kind. Afterward, you can have dinner or drinks at Restaurant Metro, right next to it.
Asterweg 22, Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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