1 CULTURAL MECCA Amsterdam’s thriving culture offers plenty of options to satisfy anyone’s appetite. Words: Brenda Tempelaar The diversity of Dutch culture is truly unparalleled and is reflected by the more than fifty museums in Amsterdam that showcase the country’s rich and captivating past and present. These museums’ collections vary from Golden Age paintings to modern sculpture and contemporary photography. With Old Masters like Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer in the Rijksmuseum and a museum dedicated entirely to Vincent van Gogh, many cultural icons are permanently at visitors’ disposal. These world-class museums are complemented by several exceptionally distinctive museums in elegant canal-side mansions such as the Foam photography museum, Museum Van Loon and Willet Holthuysen town house. Numerous galleries present young, emerging artists in the international art scene. 24
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