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Events - National Museum Weekend celebrated in Amsterdam in April
Amsterdam is the city that is enclosing a number of attractions in itself and thus providing a huge choice to visitors to see and enjoy the city. This city is the best choice for culture hunters. Amsterdam is fully equipped with the world class museums, galleries, exciting pubs, markets and beautiful locations. Some of the stunning and renowned art galleries are The Rijksmuseum (famous for Rembrandt‘s Night watch), the Van Gogh museum (top name in most of the visitor’s list), Stedelijk Museum (famous for Modern Art) and the Anne Frank’s House. These art galleries are few among the many cultural treasures of the city.
Amsterdam is rich in its cultural heritage. It is very well known throughout the world that a number of museums are located in almost every corner and near the canals of Amsterdam. These museums have the unbelievable illustrations of art, paintings and sculpture. The great Rambrandt‘s work is not unfamiliar to anyone. Many of these treasures are grouped around Museumplein. It is the city which attracts large number of tourists every year not only through its beautiful sights and pleasant weather but also for the wealth of rich culture and the historical heritage.
To show their gratitude towards their invaluable heritage Netherlands celebrates National Museum weekend every year in the month of April. In this week Amsterdam museums are opened for the visitors at much reduced price or even for free also. Around 500 museums in the Netherlands participate in this event and most of the museums lie in Amsterdam itself. In this period even special tours are arranged for the tourists. The maps of the route are available for free and the Museum weekend newspaper could also be collected from the tourist shops. The information of dates and venues can be collected online also.
It is the event that gives the visitor a chance to experience and feel the art and culture that is stored in the museums using all his senses. During this time other program are also arranged as themed speech, puzzle walk, special exhibitions. Some additional special events as films, slide shows, workshops, demonstrations, documentaries, entertainment for children are also organized within this weekend that entertains the tourists a lot.
For the convenience of the tourists and the visitors, up-to-date listing of the events taking place throughout the year in Netherlands is prepared every year. In this context the magazines, which are regularly published could also prove to be the important source. Information could be collected from the Amsterdam Tourist Office also. If you are getting the chance to visit Amsterdam in this period then don’t miss this opportunity to stay there during this weekend and enjoy this impressive week.
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