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This review is for the Rijksmuseum mini gallery at Schiphol airport. It's perfectly set with rotating displays for travelers who are connecting at the airport but don't have the ability to get the the... read more »
The scale of some of the pieces is stagering, the detail fantastic. The best in my opinion was the building itself.
Our guide, Steven, brought this place to life and made viewing the highlights of the extensive collection manageable. My visit was a start and I will return on my next stay in Amsterdam.
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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