Updated at 2023-12-08
Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands and it is full of big and small museums. The most popular one is definitely the Van Gogh Museum, located on Museum Square. Vincent van Gogh was a post-Impressionism painter and one of the most famous Dutch painters. His well-known paintings include “Starry Night,” “Sunflowers,” and “Wheatfield with Crows.” Van Gogh struggled with depression and poverty throughout his life, but posthumously rose to fame. Many of his works have sold for US$100 million or more. The Van Gogh Museum houses the most extensive Van Gogh collection in the world with 200 paintings, 550 drawings, and 700 letters by the artist.
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Main Industries/Features: Amsterdam is the capital of and largest city in the Netherlands. It has many attractions, including its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and Anne Frank House.