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Bezienswaardigheden in Washington

Kunstmusea

Art Museum
“This museum spans two buildings, an East and West Wing, showcasing priceless artworks from Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, John Singleton Copley, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse. Tip: Starting May through the end of August, relax in the museum's gorgeous sculpture garden and enjoy performances from the "Jazz in the Garden" series. ”
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Art Museum
“Famous for its presidential portraits (particularly of the Obamas). Has a beautiful enclosed courtyard that makes a great resting spot after long hours of touristing.”
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Art Museum
“The Phillips Collection is not to be missed for art lovers, with pieces by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh. The Rothko Room with four paintings by abstract expressionist Mark Rothko is a particular favorite. Tips: Tickets run from $8 to $12 per visitor, and visitors age 18 and under are free. The first Thursday of every month is "Phillips after 5," a popular event that runs from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (buy tickets in advance if you can). ”
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Art Museum
“Modern and always changing, this museum isn't always on a top 5 list of the National Mall's exhibits, but is a real cool modern gem. Look for the visiting exhibits for ideas. Come and spend an hour and then move on. No need to spend a whole day. ”
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Art Museum
“Finally a day without responsibilities I took the bus (16c,g or h) to the next metro station and the yellow line to DC. Got out at "Archives" and strolled down Pensylvania Avenue to the "Newseum". Took a left there and passed several DC courthouses. I found my way to the SAAS, passing the Shakepeare Theater Company and the Capital one stadium. Finally, the Smithonian American Art Museum! Portraits of important men and women shaping US-American history. Beautiful landscapes prior to industrialisation. I loved it! I'll be back for sure! Took the yellow line at the side of the museum, changed to the bus at Pentagon City Station. Grabbed a late lunch at Giants and couldn't stop myself treating me with a coconut pie from the Pie Company opposite Walter Reed bus station. Here I am, waiting for my son to come back from school - next time I'll take him!”
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Art Museum
“An off-the-Mall Smithsonian museum across from the White House. Small but well-curated exhibits, usually featuring a large installation in the main hall.”
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Art Museum
“Opulent estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post; 18th century Russian and French decorative art + 13 acre gardens and cafe”
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Historische musea

Science Museum
“One of the most popular museums on the Mall, and for good reason! After a long hiatus, the new-and-improved dinosaur hall has reopened and is a must-visit.”
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History Museum
“The history of the African American experience eloquently displayed. Wonderful food.”
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History Museum
“The original batmobile, Dorothy's ruby slippers, the dresses from all of the US First Ladies, and all sorts of other neat, fun and interesting American History memorabilia. It's free, on the national mall, nearby lots of food trucks, and easily accessible from the Metro!”
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History Museum
“The museum is a memorial to the millions of Jews who died during the Nazi regime in Germany during World War II. The exhibits tell the horrific story of genocide and teach the dangers of hatred and prejudice. Visiting this museum is an emotional experience so be sure that you have enough time and stamina. The permanent exhibits are not recommended for children under 11 years old. There is a separate exhibit for ages 8 and up that tells the story of the Holocaust through the eyes of a young boy. ”
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History Museum
“Fun museum That is close and is very kid friendly with a special exhibit for children. Also we find this has one of the best museum cafés (although pricy!)”
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History Museum
“President Lincoln's favorite place in Washington; he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation here.”
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History Museum
“Information center (and restrooms!) in a central place on the Mall. Don’t miss the back gardens, which are particularly beautiful when the tulips are blooming.”
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History Museum
“Frederick Douglass lived here!!! Right in the neighborhood. This is a National Park Service run site. Call in advance or check the website for tours. The Visitors Center is open during normal business hours + on Saturdays. ”
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Waterfront
“Beautiful waterfront with very nice restaurants, bars, and shops. A very walkable neighborhood.”
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Monument / Landmark
“You can get day of tickets by waiting in line at the Monument’s visitor center!”
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Monument / Landmark
“ This is DC’s iconic pointy-tipped monument that stands at the edge of the grassy National Mall.”
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Park
“Really cool place to have a picnic by the river and watch the planes land and take off”
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Lake
“Great views especially during the spring. Paddle boats available for $20/hr-$36/hr.”
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Park
“A park with a golf course, swimming pool, bike trails and picnic spots. View of both the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers.”
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Scenic Lookout
“A great place if you need to get groceries on your way back from downtown DC”
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Scenic Lookout
“One of the hidden gems of Dupont Circle. Savvy wooers bring their dates there, writers bring their notebooks and picnickers bring their lunches.”
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Historische locaties

Park
“A large park just a few blocks from the Airbnb. Now a local hangout for dog walks and warm-weather picnics, the park used to be an army camp during the Civil War and has a rich history. On good-weather Sundays there is a drum circle in the upper park - starts around 3pm.”
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Monument / Landmark
“You can get day of tickets by waiting in line at the Monument’s visitor center!”
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Monument / Landmark
“ This is DC’s iconic pointy-tipped monument that stands at the edge of the grassy National Mall.”
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Government Building
“The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. and has been the residence of every U.S. President since John Adams in 1800. ”
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Library
“Such a GORGEOUS building... it's worth a visit inside (when you're making the inevitable trek to the US Capitol).”
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Rechtbank
“Take a self-guided tour of the Supreme Court, or maybe even hear an argument (when court is in session)”
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Monument / Landmark
“Commemorates the U.S. Air Force. Also one of the most beautiful views of Washington.”
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Museum
“While NOT free, this museum is worth a visit, especially for those interested in architecure. It's also often great for families as they have child-friendly exhibits. ”
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Bibliotheken

Government building
“You can tour the White House, the iconic home of America’s president, by scheduling a visit in advance. Even if you are unable to schedule a visit, walk around to the back to get a closer view of the building.”
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Library
“Such a GORGEOUS building... it's worth a visit inside (when you're making the inevitable trek to the US Capitol).”
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Library
“Attend a play or just check out the stunning Elizabethan interior of the Folger Shakespeare Library, which houses the largest collection of Shakespeare in the world!”
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Library
“It's a cool old library that's been renovated and nice place to read (obviously).”
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Library
“This is a brand new library (2016) with amazing facilities. Very cool kids section.”
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Library
“Main library in Arlington. Large variety of kids programs during the week.”
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Library
“A Carnegie library original with a gorgeous renovation. Great to bring the kids for a post-National Zoo wind down. ”
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Library
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