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 1180 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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McLaren
27Aug

McLaren

Sixteen McLarens are on display dating from 1971 to 2016, providing an excellent overview of the glorious years of the British manufacturer of racing cars and high-performance sports cars. Founder...
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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