Van Gogh Museum|
The Van Gogh Museum offers a good education as to the different periods of Van Gogh's short and tumultuous artistic career. The museum is spacious and is a nice environment in which to view the art. I definitely recommend getting the audio guide as it offers a lot of information about Van Gogh's life as well as his art.
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art|
The Stedelijk modern museum; look at the structure.
The Rijksmuseum with the works of the Dutch masters. A full wing of this large museum is devoted to Dutch painters and housed famous works by Rembrandt and Jan Vermeer and more contemporary works by Van Gogh. Also Jan Steen's works are there. Steen didn't take his subjects so seriously and often painted humorous scenes of family discord and awkward situations between less-than-glamorous characters.
Reflecting Pool in the Garden|
The Rijksmuseum is surrounded by a tranquil garden filled with statues, flowers and this reflecting pool, guarded by two attentive, sculpted dogs. A nearby tunnel that ran underneath the museum has fantastic acoustics, attracting many of the city's street performers.
Rembrandt House Museum|
Iintend to visit Rembrandt's House. Rembrandt's house's restoration is impressive. If you are a big fan of Rembrandt, it may be worth a visit, but also visit the Rijksmuseum if you want to see an impressive collection of his works.
This recreation of Rembrandt's studio looks a little too clean to be realistic, but great to visit.