The Museumplein (or Museum quarter) is a luxuriant section of Amsterdam that forms a square surrounded by many beautiful museums. This museum quarter is located just south of the Leidseplein and is accessible by bicycle. The Concertgebouw (a concert hall) is also located in the square. Because of the numerous attractions, the Museumplein has become a favorite spot for tourists and locals alike. The Stedelijk Museum (or the Municipal Museum) is a modern art museum that is located at the Museumplein. Also located at the Museumplein is the Rijksmuseum (the State Museum for national art) and the Van Gogh museum which is dedicated to the famous Vincent Van Gogh.
The Museumplein is Amsterdam's largest square and is often used for huge celebrations and demonstrations. Travelers hungry for an ounce of sophistication and culture can be indulged by spending a day (or more, if time is available) touring this beautiful part of town. Visitors interested in shopping will find that the Museumplein more than suits their desires. Shops of diamonds and shops of leathers line the streets. Unique boutiques filled with exceptional clothing and couture are also staples of the Museumplein shopping scene. A huge wading pool is a summer attraction for tourists and locals. During the winter months, the wading pool doubles as a seasonal ice skating arena for guests to enjoy. Visitors of historic Amsterdam tend to fall madly in love with the look and feel of the Museumplein. Merely being in its vicinity gives travelers the feeling of opulence.
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