Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Committed to preserving and displaying the art and history of the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum holds masterpieces from some of the country's most prominent artists. This museum was founded in 1800 and moved to its current location in 1808. Since this time, it has acquired more than 1 million objects and artifacts, 8,000 of which are currently on display. Take a moment to notice the restored architecture of the museum before entering. Walk through 800 years of Dutch history, including an impressive collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age featuring the works of Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, and others. Walk down the Hall of Fame to the Night Watch room to view Rembrandt's masterpiece "The Night Watch." Enjoy the Asian collection and Asian Pavilion, built in 2013. To visit Rijksmuseum on your holiday in Amsterdam, and find out what else Amsterdam has to offer, use our Amsterdam trip app .
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  • It is great museum, great building, great garden. Start your day early here, our visit was weekday in October, but it was crowded enough. May need 50 cents coin for the locker. Museum Cafe offers deli...  more »
  • Best museum in Amsterdam. It was very worth the visit. It goes beyond Rembrandt's various paintings and contemporaries. He supheld expectations. Very interesting to see the ward dedicated to Dutch influence in the ancient colonies and the relationship with Japan in the imperialist period. Recommend!
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  • We had skip the line tickets; didn't need them. We went early, around 9:30 am October 22, 2019, and it was not crowded. Got crowded around lunchtime. We were there for five hours including lunch at th...  more »
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  • If you admirer of art then this one is a good option to visit. You can start with the top floor. Place is provided to keep your belongings. For better understanding, you may take audio guide. This place is near to Heineken Experience Center so you can club it. Minimum 2 hours to entire day require based on your interest to see the museum.
  • I wish I had more time to explore but was not disappointed. Seeing Rembrandt's masterwork was simply awe inspiring. The museum is well laid out, and frankly, massive. Be sure you have a few hours to dedicate to your visit, you don't want to miss anything.
  • What a museum! Paintings by the most important Dutch painters, such as Rembrandt and Vermeer... you can spend hours just soaking up the details. Very nice cafe for lunch or coffee, and they have many very talented street musicians/singers outside giving short shows. Lots of fun! Beautiful buildings around the canal, and a nice park behind. You could spend your whole day around here
  • An unbelievable experience! To stand in front of these Old Master's paintings & see their amazing talent was priceless. A must see even for those who are not art lovers. Many other things to enjoy as well. One needs a few days here to enjoy it to the full!
  • A national treasure, it's worth visiting but beware of busy hours. It surely is more enjoyable when there are less people visiting. The art is presented in a very appealing fashion and you can get enough extra information on most pieces.
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