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.
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  • A wonderful collection of priceless masterpieces. Four Vermeers and many many Rembrandts, among other Dutch masterpieces. 
    A wonderful collection of priceless masterpieces. Four Vermeers and many many Rembrandts, among other Dutch masterpieces.  more »
  • Superb museum. We went for a guided tour- just the 4 of us. It was great - a guy called Leon was our guide and he was very informative. Night watch the highlight plus a Vermeer. Easy to walk around.....  more
    Superb museum. We went for a guided tour- just the 4 of us. It was great - a guy called Leon was our guide and he was very informative. Night watch the highlight plus a Vermeer. Easy to walk around.....  more »
  • Area surrounding the Museum Quarter is very beautiful and worth walking around -- if going inside buy your tickets in advance online. Do that for every museum experience. 
    Area surrounding the Museum Quarter is very beautiful and worth walking around -- if going inside buy your tickets in advance online. Do that for every museum experience.  more »
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  • Very nice world class museum. From my personal experience he is of a same scale like Hermitage and Louvre. I loved the collections, especially from an early Medieval times. You can see how the art progressively changed over the centuries within a few hours of your visit. But I would strongly recommend to spend all day there in order to enjoy the history without rushing through a huge collection of art they have there. Check my pictures to get a better idea what to expect.
  • It's a nice museum if you like the Dutch history. The outside of it is really nice too. I do recommend going inside but it's not a must. The neighborhood is a good area to walk around. Many coffee shops in that neighborhood. Amazing pictures could be taken. I would suggest visiting the outside neighborhood in the day time and the evening.
  • Really interesting museum. Spectacular building and hall. Nice rooms and corridors, signals and directions are quite well shown. During my 2.5hrs visit, my estimation is that I saw 60-70% of it. A lot of variety of collections on time and type (paintings, weapons, sculptures, dolls' houses,...) really nice library close to night walk painting. First level museum in Europe.
  • A massive museum with options for anyone who loves and appreciates art. You could easily spend many hours in here, but if your time in Amsterdam is limited, see the Great Hall, the Night Watch, and then use the map to focus on the rooms that interest you most. I was impressed by the organization of the museum-it was so easy to find the rooms I was looking for. I was also impressed by the way the museum handles the painful past of slavery and the Holocaust in this part of the world. It is definitely worth it to spend at least an hour or two in this museum.
  • Visited on Pride Saturday (before I knew it was pride) and it was still relatively busy, but not too crazy. Definitely buy tickets in advance. You need a timed entry to get in. This is a great museum with a pretty large variety of art. The 1700-1800 section was particularly beautiful.

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