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Museum Square in 2005, with the Van Gogh Museum, a temporary Ferris wheel, and the Rijksmuseum
Demonstration against government policies in 2004

The Museumplein (Dutch pronunciation: [myˌzeːʏmˈplɛin]; English: Museum Square) is a public space in the borough Amsterdam South in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Located at the Museumplein are three major museums - the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum - and the concert hall Concertgebouw.[1]

The area was the location of the International Colonial and Export Exhibition in 1883.

The Museumplein was reconstructed after a design by the Swedish/Danish landscape architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson in 1999. It now includes underground parking spaces and an underground supermarket. In the winter, the pond can be transformed into an artificial ice skating area.

The space is also used for (mass) events such as festivals, celebrations, and demonstrations and Armin Van Buuren honoured The Dutch Team at Museumplein in 2010 by playing Swedish House Mafia.

Surrounding buildings[edit]

US Consulate General in Amsterdam Museumplein

Canon of Amsterdam[edit]


  1. ^ Museumplein, I Amsterdam. Retrieved on 2012-09-26.

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Coordinates: 52°21′26″N 4°52′55″E / 52.35722°N 4.88194°E / 52.35722; 4.88194