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.
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Duration: 2 days
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Duration: 8 hours
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Duration: 1 to 4 days
You can get online tickets in advance with a small discount, although obviously not now, since all of the museums are closed. There is a tram stop right in front of the museum, so it's very... more »
Great experience. Museum map made it easy to navigate the building and choose what parts to see as so much to do. Staff were lovely. Worth the entry price. more »
I think this museum is a world leader in user experience not to mention the collection of Dutch master's is and should be proudly displayed. The guided tour app was outstanding and the excursion in English was fun and engaging. The docents clearly are well educated and thoughtful in their delivery. Not to mention, the guided tour was complimentary! At the time I went, the rotating exhibit was a very great comparison between Dutch and Spanish painters around the same time. What a cultural delight! I truly wish every museum curator would look at what this museum is doing.
This is the national pride of the Netherlands. I came here on a Sunday in January, right before they open the gate. Not a lot of people so I was able to have most of the museum to myself. It was an awesome experience to see some of the master pieces from some of the most famous Dutch artists. But my favorite was actually the warship and gun section, where they display ship models and weapons used in maritime. Some of the weapons workmanship was marvelous. I could easily spend a day here. Highly recommend.
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