Wandering around the Van Gogh Museum, it’s hard to believe that the artist’s entire career spanned less than ten years. Housing 200 paintings and 500 drawings, the museum chronicles all of his works. Personal effects, like a vase from his brother Theo that appears in several paintings, are also on display.
With over a million visitors annually, the Anne Frank House is one of Amsterdam’s most popular attractions. The museum’s focus is the Achterhuis(Secret Annex), where Anne, her family and four others spent two years hiding before being betrayed and sent to their deaths. Particularly powerful is her actual diary, also on display.