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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
(4.4/5 based on 26,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Rijksmuseum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Amsterdam itinerary planner.
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  • The Museum is characterized first by the beautiful building. The collection is not very rich, but good quality.
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  • In the middle of the day it is often busy. Choose a quieter time in the morning. Tip: or check via Google when the busy times. To see many beautiful paintings of very many different types of painters. No modern art.
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  • Collection of the nicest paintings and the most important museum of Holland, overall Rembrandt, master of flamand paintings, there are over 150 jewels, in the hall you can admire the most known of the...  more »
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  • I have been to a lot of museums and this is in my top 3. Collection of paintings is amazing, as is the other artworks. Old military objects, statues, you name it. Plan at least 2 hours to be able to see a good amount of the collection. I recommend to make a selection of what you want to see, since you really need more than 3 hours to see it all without rushing.
  • Very big museum with a lot of art. My girlfriend and I weren't that impressed with the art, but this is all personal preference of course. The art is (not all of it) quite old and more focused on religion. The third floor is reserved to contemporary art, which is quite nice to see in such a big museum covering older art.
  • Worth it for the Gallery of Honour alone almost. Highlights include Vermeer's The Milkmaid and Rembrandt's The Night Watch. Excellent labeling on almost every piece in the gallery in both Dutch and English.
  • I visit this museum often and take a lot of tourists here as well. The visit during the Late Rembrandt exhibition gave me chills and goosebombs all over, it was a once in a lifetime experience for real to see so many Rembrandts brought together. And still when I think about it it gives me goosebombs. Still there are a lot of Rembrandts and other Dutch masters and I am happy to see my favourite painting of Rembrandt is still here, Claudius Civilus. Please keep it there!!! Also the naval paintings are amazing. If you like them also visit the Scheepvaart museum ;)
  • A true temple of art – from middle ages and the renaissance until modern art. It's worth every Euro you've invested for the ticket (note: with the iamsterdam city card you'll get a discount, but the entrance won't be free). The best thing about the museum as that you get to understand Dutch history and a little bit of the Dutch soul. Take you time for this museum (2,5 hours at least).