Travelers to continental Europe have to reckon on the Mondays in their travel itinerary. As museums and other tourist attractions in Europe are often closed on Mondays, it's the one day of the week that's most liable to trip up one's vacation plans; too often do hapless visitors find themselves before the locked doors of a must-see attraction that they've allotted to the first day of the work week.
Fortunately, unlike in the tourist destinations of France, Italy or Spain, for example, most of Amsterdam's museums are open even on Mondays. The attractions below are the exception to this rule; still, it's best to check the individual website of each attraction in case your itinerary can't accommodate any unexpected closures, as business hours occasionally fluctuate.
It may also be useful to note that stores tend to open later on Mondays than other days of the week, usually from around 1 pm. The rest of the week, typical business hours for both stores and attractions are from 9 or 10 am to 5 or 6 pm; stores typically extend their business hours to 9 pm on Thursdays and have limited hours on Sunday, from about noon to 5 or 6 pm.
Amsterdam Museums & Attractions Closed on Mondays
- Allard Pierson Museum
- De Appel Arts Center
Closed Sunday to Tuesday
- ARCAM - Architecture Center Amsterdam
- Arti et Amicitiae
Exhibits in the society are open Monday to Friday; exhibits in the upper rooms are closed on Mondays but open the rest of the week.
- Bible Museum (Bijbels Museum)
- Cobra Museum of Modern Art
- Dutch Funeral Museum So Far (Nederlands Uitvaart Museum Tot Zover)
- Electric Ladyland - Museum of Fluorescent Art
Closed Sunday to Tuesday
- Greenbox Museum of Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia
Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only; other times by appointment.
- Huize Frankendael
Exhibits open Sundays only.
- Huis Marseille
- Museum Het Schip
- North Amsterdam Museum (Museum Amsterdam Noord)
Closed Monday to Wednesday
- Multatuli Museum
- Pianola Museum
Open Friday to Sunday
- Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis)
Occasionally also closed for events; check the calendar on the palace website ahead of time. Open daily in summer.
- Science Center NEMO
Open daily in summer.
- University of Amsterdam Special Collections (Universiteit van Amsterdam Bijzondere Collecties)
Amsterdam Museums & Attractions Closed on Other Days of the Week
Some additional local museums are closed other days of the week, as listed below.