Whether you are following us in the Americas, Europe or far East Asia, the message is similar – which is to stay home and stay safe. As of May 11 sites and museums are slowly reopening under the guidance of social distancing. This does not mean that you are able to travel and visit us just yet but we are sure that we are all looking for ways to fill our days with education and re-discovery. While our country temporarily is not able to welcome you physically, we would like to invite to discover it through some of the best virtual tours brought to you by our favourite places. Check out our suggestions with top virtual tours to get you all excited and ready for your next visit to the Netherlands.

1. The Rijksmuseum

Perhaps, one of the most famous Museum of all must be the Rijksmuseum, with over 70.000 artefacts you can now take a virtual stroll and enjoy the wonders of the Dutch masters of the 17th century like Rembrandt and Vermeer, from the comfort of your own home.

2. Van Gogh Museum

Take a stroll around the Dutch art museum dedicated to the works of the Dutch master Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam. With thanks to the fantastic initiative from the museum, you can now witness the masterpieces from your home, in various ways, with something to enjoy for every audience.

3. Anne Frank House

With the current situation surrounding all of us, one can only imagine the feeling of having to hide, especially from a threat like that experienced by Anne Frank herself. Through a unique initiative, the Anne Frank House museum brings the story of Anne Frank to live in a video diary.

4. Stedelijk Museum

During the “Stay at Home” days, the Stedelijk Museum streams a live tour through the collection or one of the exhibitions on Instagram every Friday at 2 pm (CET). The Live Tour will also be available on Facebook and YouTube afterward. Tune in, mark your agenda & discover this museum of Modern Art!

5. Amsterdam Museum

This museum, which is dedicated to all things Amsterdam, has digitised its entire collection, with more than 30,000 high-quality images of their carefully curated chronicle of Dutch history. Have a look in the link below to see what makes Amsterdam the great party and historical place it is praised for.

6. NEMO Science Museum

Do you ever wonder how your smartphone contacts others? Or what the wettest place on Earth is ? Answers to this and many other scientific questions you will find on the unique website of NEMO from home. The museum is ingeniously bringing you the solutions to some questions along with a dose of entertaining experiments to try at home either on your own or with your children.

7. Zaans Museum

As you temporarily cannot visit the Zaanse Schans, the famous industrial village will come to you! With workshops, home activities and vlogs from inside the premises it is sure to keep you inspired and entertained.

8. The Kunstmuseum

The Kunstmuseum (the Art Museum) in the Hague is a place designed to conquer your heart. From staircase to grand café, wherever you go there is something marvellous to discover. Have a gaze at this brilliant tour on Youtube.

9. Mauritshuis

Go on a virtual tour and discover the likes of “The Girl with the Pearl Earing” by Johannes Vermeer and many more. Similarly to the Van Gogh museum, Mauritshuis is bringing the museum to your home to explore in various ways. Choose yours & enjoy here.

10. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

A visit to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam is a journey through the history of art. Dutch and European masterpieces provide a comprehensive survey of art from the early Middle Ages to the 21st century, from Bosch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh to Dalí and Christo. Take a stroll with this 360 degrees tour for a very clear and dramatically precise view of this museum.

Brett Anderson
Account manager south african market