Throughout the country you can find old and recent prints of art and culture in the Netherlands. Art and culture are two broad concepts that bring many factors together. To give a clear picture, we zoom in on these two concepts.
Culture refers to what is produced and transferred within a society. This concerns both material things and immaterial things made by man.
Art is seen as part of culture and is a product of human creative expression. Art here is culture and time bound and can therefore differ for different cultures.
As a small country, the Netherlands has managed to put itself on the map in other countries thanks to classical artists and memorable events in the past. Thanks to people such as Vincent van Gogh, Anne Frank and many other celebrities, tourists flock to our country to see and experience these objects and places in real life. All these moments, events and memories have left a lasting mark on the Netherlands that is now being incorporated into the culture and art of the country. In addition, new initiatives such as a science museum are also part of the culture of the country.
In total there are about 1,100 museums in the Netherlands. A distinction can be made between all the different museums in the Netherlands on the basis of their themes. For example, there are 7 different museum themes in the Netherlands:
An important target group are the young people among us. At a young age they absorb a lot and it is always good to teach them more about art, history or other scientific facts. There are several museums in the Netherlands that have a special educational theme for children. Read more about visiting museums with children and which museums are excellent for a visit with children in our subpage.
Although most museums in the Netherlands have the theme of archeology / history, the visual art museums are the most visited. Many tourists also come to the rich art history of the Netherlands.