Ice Skating on the Canals happens very rarely. Winters in A'dam just don't get cold enough on average. This is actually an outdoor skating rink behind the Rijksmuseum and it's kept frozen by large, noisy chillers. The music was blaring loud enough on the 'plein that they were hardly noticeable though.
If you squint and use your imagination, you can pretend they're skating on the canals. Heck, if you take your picture carefully enough you may be able to convince your friends back home that it is a canal!
Stedelijk Museum contains art of the late 19th and 20th centuries, with changing exhibitions every few months.
While we were there in March('01) Dennis Hopper had a large exhibition of photos, paintings, montage art, and 'constructions'. By far his photography is the most interesting (and accomplished) of the stuff. It's remarkable the places he seemed to find himself in throughout the turbulent 60's.
Museum Square : Without doubt this is the most cultural square in Europe.
Here you find a number of cultural buildings of international class: The Rijksmuseum,
Stedelijk museum, Van Gogh museum and the Concert building.
Amsterdam Museum of Modern Art. This is part of the museumplein area which includes the Rijks Musem and the Van Gogh museum.
Museum of Modern Art
Incredeble collections of modern art.
Every few weeks a special exhibition.
(saw a great exhibition about industrial design of the 50's)