We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Square of Culture” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museumplein

Museumplein
Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam 1071 XX, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
20 6747000
Website
Update attraction details
Book a Tour

Ranked #18 of 296 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Attraction Details
Cascais, Portugal
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Square of Culture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

There's a lot of people there taking the typical tourist photo! You should too if you want, but the real beauty is not on the I amsterdam letters! You have beautiful places in the museumplein where you can take some pictures: in the rijksmuseum garden, in the icerink (if you go in the winter, till feb 1st) and in the park next to the Stedelijk museum. There's a burguer place that is amazing and you can enjoy the environment of this square as well!

Visited February 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

359 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    162
    154
    37
    4
    2
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Klang
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Perfect tourist-sy photo opportunity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Museumplein is actually a big open area (or a square) that's a short distance from most of the major museums in Amsterdam and Vondelpark. The main attraction is to take a photo with the letters- and I think that yes, you should do that if it's on your way! After all, when in Rome do as the Romans do.

After taking cutesy photos with the letters then there'll be no end of museums around to fill your time or to simply go on a cycling excursion in Vondelpark.

During winter when it's cold enough, there'll be an ice-skating rink just in front of the letters,

Visited January 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gloucester
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
75 attraction reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“Lovely Open Space in the City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Large open space surrounded by beautiful buildings housing museums and concert hall, trams trundling across at one end and lots of trees, fountains and sculptures old and modern. A great place to sit and draw breath whilst on a trip to the city

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good for a short visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Museumplein is actually an open area between the biggest museums in Amsterdam - Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum & Stedelijk Museum. It has beautiful surroundings with fountains & sculptures and the famous Iamsterdam sign(similar to the one at the airport, but more fun here).
But to get a decent photo with the Iamsterdam sign, you need to visit it early as it becomes busy & people are all over it to get pics with no regards to others.
Nevertheless its a beautiful area with good mix of locals & tourists and must be included during the first visit to amsterdam. The place is also near to vondelpark, leidseplein and the canal cruise, so can be included in the day's itinerary.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Petah Tiqwa, HaMerkaz, Israel
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great pic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This was a spot on our bike route. Took cute picutres, we were there while the ice ring was on, super cute sight. I Amsterdam sign there makes a cool picture opportunity.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Museumplein also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to Museumplein? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Museumplein, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.