The Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are usually the top three tourist attractions on everyone's Amsterdam must-visit list. Many visit these attractions during the day and get long lines, camera-happy tourists and fanny-pack-toting grannies. Skip the daytime visit and check out Friday Nights at the Van Gogh Museum. Every Friday around 6:00p.m., the museum dims the lights, adds a cocktail bar and creates the perfect atmosphere for a cultured, but fun night out. The first Friday of the month usually features a cool band or artist, so the party is bigger, but the ambiance remains the same every week; laid-back and chic. Visitors can still tour the museum to check out all of the amazing exhibits. The party ends at 10:00 p.m., so it's a great place to relax and enjoy the art before hitting the town.
Address: Museumplein 6, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands