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Museum Quarter

Until the late 19th century, the Museum Quarter lay outside the city limits, a region of small farms and market gardens. Then the city council designated it an area of art and culture, and plans were conceived for the first of Amsterdam’s celebrated cultural institutions. With its great museums of art, an internationally renowned concert hall, the city’s largest park and a clutch of exclusive shopping streets, the Museum Quarter is today one of Amsterdam’s most impressive areas.

1. Rijksmuseum

Established by King Louis Napoleon in 1808 along the lines of the Paris Louvre, the Rijksmuseum collection has grown in the intervening years ...

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