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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  • The Rijks revamped building is gorgeous and one can see why it took so long. Amazing selection of Rembrandt paintings with a few classy Vermeers thrown in. Worth a visit.  more »
  • The "Rijksmuseum" is established in another 19th century masterpiece from the famous architect Pierre Cuijpers. (Yes, the same architect designed the Central Station). The museum was subject to a reno...  more »
  • €19 very well spent. Very interesting and an artistic look at the history of Holland. If you want to see everything, you'll be 3 hours or more walking. Comfortable shoes take or seen in 'mochillo' because you're going to end up to c * walking.
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  • This is the gem of Amsterdam: the building itself is an architectural masterpiece and a delight to explore. The artwork from Dutch masters grasps Dutch culture in landscapes and portraits, and the magnificent masterpieces the span from floor to ceiling are well worth seeing. Don't expect to be able to explore everything in a single visit. Inspect the floor plan, take the multimedia tour or plan ahead to pick and choose what you want to see in a few hours. The Dutch museum card might be worth the €60 investment of you intend to visit a few of the other several hundred museums in the Netherlands that accept it, I recommend looking into it. It's available for purchase from the ticket office.
  • Fantastic and huge museum with multiple floors dedicated to different time periods. Seems like it's never gonna end. Reserve a full day if you like art and want to get the best out of it. The ticket allows you to get in and out any number of times a day.
  • I was underwhelmed by this museum. While I will not claim to be an art enthusiast I appreciate going to museums, reading up on various styles, and occasionally listening to a museum guide explain a work to a tour group. I’ve been to many art museums in the US and this was my third in Europe. Does it have the most famous works of art, no; but I knew that prior to visiting. Was it crowded? Yes, it’s a world famous art museum, that is to be expected. Is the artwork displayed well? Yes indeed. My boyfriend and I went through in about an hour and a half. We saw the highlights as well as many pieces on the way to and from the big attractions. We also enjoyed the special exhibit area. But in the end I just didn’t feel like I got my money’s worth. Admission could be on a sliding scale like The Met (donation based on how much you think you should pay) or at least a reduced fee for people who come in late in the day. If they had the latter option I’d be more likely to recommend visiting to my friends.
  • Enjoyed my visit here today. Easy layout with plenty of virtual tours available. My only regret is not being able to spend more time visiting. I enjoyed the gift shop as it had a good selection of products. The artwork was engaging and the building a work of art in itself. Even for someone who isn't particularly interested in the art world. The full scale battleship and cannons was a personal highlight. The Van Gogh part of the exhibit was another favourite which display artwork by him and his contemporaries. My only minor gripe is no toilet being available once you leave the lobby. Coffee shop had OK coffee but wasn't expensive.
  • A great museum, with numerous famous pieces of art. It can get really crowded, and you'd probably get very tired if you visit it all on one day. However, I think it's a must see if you are going to Amsterdam, especially if you do love art. The architecture of the building is also quite nice and interesting, so worth a visit even if you don't plan to go inside. Great spot for taking pictures too.

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