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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. Put Rijksmuseum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Amsterdam itinerary planner.
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we went there especially to see the Rembrandts and Veermeers. museum has undergone extensive modernisation and it is a wonderful setting for the works of art
This is the primary museum in a museum filled city. One stop spot to see old masters, historic and cultural objects from Amsterdam's past, my only criticism is its too big! Recommend to take it in ove... read more »
The Rijksmuseum has an expanisve collection of 17th century Dutch paint8ng. It is usually crowded, but well organized so that you can find your way around easily.
Possibly the most impressive museum in the Netherlands in an even more awesome building! Housing art from the ancient and middle ages right through to today, this is a great cultural experience for people of any age. There is good wheelchair access to all levels, and of course a shop and cafe on the ground floor. Must-sees are The Night Watch and the Girl with the Pearl Earring.
I only had 2hrs before I needed to leave for the airport. I was concerned I wouldn't enjoy my time there because I'd be rushing around. I took a chance anyway and I'm very glad I did. I decided to just focus on seeing the second floor where 3 of the most famous artwork are - milk maid, Waterloo, knights watch. Not only did I get to marvel at all three there was also a wide range of other artwork and historic items on the floor. The museum is very well organized and was well worth visiting. If you're like me and only have a limited time to visit, focus just on one floor, I'd suggest the second, and don't rush to see any more than that. I'd highly recommend booking in advance from your hotel if possible. Saves you queuing for ages upon arrival and maximizes your time. If possible, also aim to come earlier in the day before things get busy - especially in the weekend.
After its extensive renovation, the Rijksmuseum is finally part of the world's best. The collection on the Dutch masters is breathtaking, and the rest doesn't disappoint either. Get the audioguide, it's essential. And plan for three hours at the very least. Also, don't miss out on the beautiful library (actually in use today still) that will give you a glimpse of the Harry Potter universe!
Ideal rainy day activity, home to some fantastic paintings from the era gone by. Definite and a must see is the Rembrandt's Night watch. There are some Picasso paintings as well. To have a decent viewing of all the paintings, it will easily take you a day or more. Try the Holland pass, you can beat the queues while purchasing your tickets.
This is a great place to visit, there are always new shows to present you with something surprising, and the standard collection is all but standard. All kinds of works from the great painters are to be found here, and the time line running trough the whole makes it easy to place and comprehend what you see! Also lots and lots of other historic pieces on show, look at the attic, there is a whole biplane on show :-) You need days to see it all.
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