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.
Tours to Rijksmuseum
$218 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip-the-line Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum Semi-Private Guided Tour
Duration: 300 to 330 minutes
This museum is very close to the Van Gogh museum, same square. The museum holds some masterpieces by Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer. It also holds one of the most important works of Rembrandt, as... more »
the most beautiful collection of classic art and paintings representing countless dutch and foreign masters. A few hours must be accorded to rijksmuseum, one of the must-see museums in the worlds... 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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