Amsterdam is a city of museums, much like Madrid in Spain. The city does not have a whole lot of amazing architecture if you compare it with the buildings in cities such as Budapest, Prague, Barcelona, or Rome. What it has instead are super museums waiting for you to come in for a visit. The Van Gogh Museum is the most famous of all the museums in Amsterdam, but besides the Van Gogh Museum, many people come to the city to visit the Rijksmuseum, the Rembrandt House Museum, and some others. It is often recommended to buy tickets for museums beforehand, and that is especially true if you intend to visit the Anne Frank House. You often need to book your ticket weeks in advance to get into the house and learn more about the special story about the girl and the most famous diary from the Second World War.
Would you rather learn more about the sex industry in Amsterdam and what life is like in the Red Light District? There are several museums dealing with the sex industry and life as a sex worker in Amsterdam, so be sure to visit those if it sounds interesting. If you come with kids, you should probably avoid the Red Light District, but there are fantastic museums for children as well, including the science museum NEMO, Madame Tussauds, the Artis Zoo, and many others.
Did you know that Amsterdam is the city in the world with the most museums per citizen ratio in the world? No surprise there is a museum on every corner as you walk up and down the streets and up and down the canals of the city.