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Museumplein

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Address: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31615866023
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Lovely wide open area

Lovely park area in the middle of the major museums. There's a little market and a few cafes. Amazed at the supermarket under the park!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

Lovely park area in the middle of the major museums. There's a little market and a few cafes. Amazed at the supermarket under the park!

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

In this huge square you can find the Van gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Rijksmuseum within 3 minutes from one another. Also in between them, a nice park with a fountain, the famous big "I amsterdam" letters, a cafe and a small children's playground. One of the few ones we found in parks in Amsterdam. Easily accesible by... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Must have of Amsterdam - get your picture in front of the iAmsterdam letters. We went in the day time and was heaving...would definitely recommend going back at night - we had it to ourselves!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The museumplein lies next to the center of Amsterdam but is not crowdy and gives pleasure at any type of weather, when the sun shines have a nice picknick before going to one of the 3 famous museums alongside, The Rijksmuseum for Rembrandt and other Dutcg masters, or the van Gogh Museum entirely dedicated to the painter or the Stedelijk... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This area is basically between Rijk & VanGaugh museums. Nice little play area for children to enjoy and I am amsterdam sign is just opposite to Rijk, Easily accessible by trams 1/2/5

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Got to get your pic in front of the big letters. :) The rest of the grounds are nice enough. Tulips were just starting to bloom.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I went in mid Feb with my group of friends and this was one of the highlights! I loved going ice skating here and then settling down after with a nice hot Chocomel! Definitely will visit again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

The greens beside the museumplein is very nice and we had clear weather which helped a great deal. On the other hand, it was crowdy, which made is very hard to take nice photos.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Right between the Rijksmuseum and Van Goch there is a piece of quiet in the middle of the city. There is a supermarkett (Albert Heijn) just by the Stedelijk museum where you can grab snacks and beers and enjoy the view to the IAmsterdam sign.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This isn't really a "thing to do" but is an obligatory photo opportunity for us tourists :) Museumplein is literally museum grounds, meaning it's the area where there are several museums around it, so it's more just a space. You'll already be passing through here if you have any of the major museums on your itinerary (Van Gogh, Rijksmuseum, Stedeljk...).... More 

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Staying in Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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