Just next door to the Allard Pierson Museum - a museum of Mediterranean antiquity on the Oude Turfmarkt - is a lesser-known university museum whose very broad, and very impressive, collection makes it well worth a visit. The University of Amsterdam's Bijzondere Collecties (Special Collections) span history from medieval times to the present, and art forms from fine to applied art.
Amsterdam certainly isn't the only worthwhile destination for art lovers in the Netherlands. From the revered Kröller-Müller Museum in the eastern town of Otterlo, to the river-side Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, find out where to see the most fantastic art collections in the country with this Guide to Art Museums Outside Amsterdam.
Amsterdam's dozens of fine art museums offer plenty of choice for the aesthetically-oriented visitor. Find out all about the city's various museums and exhibit spaces, with art from prehistory to the present day, in this Guide to Amsterdam Art Museums.
You may have seen Keukenhof, but what about the rest of the Bollenstreek? What is the Bollenstreek, for that matter, and where is it situated? Find out all about Holland's "tulip country".