Holland is known for the beautiful cities full of canals, the tulips and the food. The country has dozens of museums that should to be explored since these museums show the immense history of the Netherlands. Some museums are a bit too expensive and out of range for students. So, how do you choose which museum is worth your time and money? You can go to museums that offer student discount or are completely free for students.
Here is a list of museums that offer a student discount
Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam)
The Stedelijk Museum is one of the biggest Amsterdam museums of modern and contemporary art, as well as design. The museum has the second largest number of visitors in the world. Most of all, it is located in the middle of the Museumplein, next to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.
The ticket for the Stedelijk Museum is a bit expensive, 17.50 euros, but with your student card, you can get the ticket for half the price, at 9 euros. Hence, this museum is a must-visit if you study or live in the Netherlands.
NEMO Science Museum (Amsterdam)
For those interested in Science, the NEMO Science Museum is the perfect place to visit. The building has five floors and it is the largest science centre in the Netherlands. There are interactive games you can play and learning areas of science which are perfect for children or a young family. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun learning science as well.
A normal admission ticket is 16.50 euros, but with a university card you can visit for half the price and have a fun time for only 8.25 euros. You don’t have to know about science to enjoy and learn in the NEMO Science Museum.
Rembrandt House Museum (Amsterdam)
Rembrandt is one of the most famous Dutch Painter of the 17th century. Placed in the centre of Amsterdam, the Rembrandt House Museum is the house where Rembrandt lived and worked for nearly 20 years. Moreover, the house includes his works, as well as an exhibition of similar painters who he influenced. There is also an area dedicated to Rembrandt’s predecessors.
The ticket with a student discount is 10 euros, only 3 euros less than an adult’s ticket, but this money is worth to set foot in the same house where Rembrandt created history.
Museum Boerhaave (Leiden)
Based in Leiden, the Museum Boerhaave is based on the history of science and medicine in the Netherlands. One fascinating piece is the first liquefied helium used. There are 25 rooms, organized in chronological order from the 16th to the 20th century.
This museum is based in the historical centre of Leiden, in a building that used to be a convent. For the science-lovers, or if you want to learn more about the Dutch discoveries, Museum Boerhaave should be on your top list if you find yourself in Leiden. The entrance is completely free for students. Even if science is not your favourite subject, it can be interesting to give a look.
Maritiem Museum (Rotterdam)
The Maritiem Museum in Rotterdam is the oldest and largest museum harbours in the Netherlands. For lovers of boats and the historical maritime strength of the Netherlands, this museum shows how Rotterdam became one of the largest port in Europe. The museum includes multiple activities, as well historical and modern boats that you can look at closely. With the student discount, you only have to pay 9 euros.
Mauritshuis (The Hague)
Last, the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague holds the 841 objects from the Dutch Golden Age, with paintings of Vermeer such as the famous ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’. This museum has to belong to every art lover’s bucket list. For students, the ticket is 11 euros.
If you want more discounts on museums, or if the museums are found to be too expensive, you can always look for Museum Cards that allow free entrance to museums, and subscriptions to help you discover all the little museums in the country.
Now that you know about the student discounts, you can go and discover the history of Netherlands.