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 was very interesting experience. I really enjoyed visiting this museum and I recommend to visit it.  more »
  • Absolutely worth a visit if you resides in Amsterdam. Not only because the night guard or van Gogh self portrait BB´s. Also the doll houses and the impressive collections of handguns and porcelain worth a stay in the Museum. Small particularity: it involves 2 separate buildings, it is necessary so all the covered inner courtyard. The ticket includes 2 bar codes for this purpose. The Rijksmuseum is wheelchair accessible.
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  • Wonderful albeit enormous museum. As expected fantastic rooms of Dutch masters. Great skills, light and then more. Night watch amazing  more »
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  • The museum building itself is worth a visit, the architecture is beautiful. The exhibitions are all very good, and show the great variety of Dutch art. The main attractions such as Rembrandts' "night watch" are very busy and you are not likely to get a full view of the painting. Nevertheless it is worth the visit. If you go a bit outside of the beaten path you'll get more room to your self and actually have the time and space to admire the art. The Rijksmuseum is one of the most visited attraction in Amsterdam for a reason, it's absolutely worth a visit!
  • If you're an art lover, go early and plan to spend some time here. My husband and I visited and thought we were walking through at a fast pace, but still ended up spending four and a half hours here. It was so lovely. From paintings to antique furniture with intricate inlays to carved weapons, the Rijksmuseum has it all. A gorgeous collection. Don't leave Amsterdam without visiting!
  • Must go when in Amsterdam if you are remotely interested in Art. Your ticket is valid for a full day so you can walk in and out if needed. There are 3 floors on 2 sides of the building and paintings have been arranged my period. You can pickup an audio guide to learn more or just keep a lookout for the famous paintings mentioned in the pamphlet given along with your ticket. The souvenir shop is also very nice.
  • Very interesting! When i checked it online i did not feel too interested but we gave it a shot and we were very glad that we did. So many paintings and pieces of art. Spare at least two to three hours for this place to see it fully.
  • Definitely the best museum in Amsterdam! So much great art and a beautiful building as well. Can spend half the day here easy. Heading back in August and will be stopping here for sure. Check it out you won’t be disappointed!
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