Museumplein in Amsterdam

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The Museumplein is a square in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The square is called "Museum Square" because four museums are located around the square: the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, and the Diamond Museum. It is used for (mass) events such as festivals, celebrations, and demonstrations and was the location of an international and colonial exhibition in 1883.


The square was reconstructed in 1999. The design of the new Museumplein is by the Swedish/Danish landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson. It includes underground parking spaces and an underground supermarket. In the winter, the pond can be transformed into an artificial ice skating area.

Buildings around the square

  • Concertgebouw
  • Stedelijk Museum
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Diamond Museum
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Consulate of United States

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