The Netherlands is the Western European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The country has a population of nearly 17 million. The Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south and Germany to the east. The natural heritage consists largely of flat and wet landscape with rivers, mills and polders.

The Netherlands is known for its art, which is represented by a large number of masters. Especially in the seventeenth century, the Netherlands had many great painters, including Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen and Frans Hals. Another very famous painter is Vincent Van Gogh, who lived during the 19th century.

Museums that show a large part of the cultural heritage of the Netherlands include the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Maurtishuis, the Netherlands Open Air Museum and the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum.

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The Netherlands is the Western European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The country has a population of nearly 17 million. The Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south and Germany to the east. The natural heritage consists largely of flat and wet landscape with rivers, mills and polders.

The Netherlands is known for its art, which is represented by a large number of masters. Especially in the seventeenth century, the Netherlands had many great painters, including Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen and Frans Hals. Another very famous painter is Vincent Van Gogh, who lived during the 19th century.

Museums that show a large part of the cultural heritage of the Netherlands include the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Maurtishuis, the Netherlands Open Air Museum and the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum.

There are 1178 museums in the Netherlands.

To see and do in the Netherlands

Discover the best museums in the Netherlands.

Exhibitions in the Netherlands

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The Discovery of Mondrian – Amsterdam, Paris, London, New York
24Sep

The Discovery of Mondrian – Amsterdam, Paris, London, New York

The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag takes visitors on an extensive tour of the life and work of Piet Mondrian. The journey will lead them to Amsterdam, Paris, London and New York – the great world cities wher...
Arp: The Poetry of Forms - Jean (Hans) Arp
17Sep

Arp: The Poetry of Forms - Jean (Hans) Arp

Anyone who has visited the sculpture garden of the museum is familiar with Jean Arp from his Cloud shepherd (1953). This iconic sculpture has been stealing the show ever since the garden opened in 196...

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