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.
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  • I'd been to Amsterdam 3 times before and never made it to the Rijksmuseum so on this visit the museum was our focal point. We were going to start at the top with the late 20th C collection and work... 
    I'd been to Amsterdam 3 times before and never made it to the Rijksmuseum so on this visit the museum was our focal point. We were going to start at the top with the late 20th C collection and work...  more »
  • Fantastic exhibitions. Great positioning of Hepworth sculptures in garden. Lots of room to move around. 
    Fantastic exhibitions. Great positioning of Hepworth sculptures in garden. Lots of room to move around.  more »
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  • Very nice world class museum. From my personal experience he is of a same scale like Hermitage and Louvre. I loved the collections, especially from an early Medieval times. You can see how the art progressively changed over the centuries within a few hours of your visit. But I would strongly recommend to spend all day there in order to enjoy the history without rushing through a huge collection of art they have there. Check my pictures to get a better idea what to expect.
  • Coming from the U.S. we don't have as much art as in Europe. This experience was fantastic. In a solo trip I was able to walk through the entire museum. One day is not enough. I love Dutch and Flemish art. They have highly skilled artists (more than the German, the British, the Spanish, and even in my opinion also better than the French and the Italians. I'd love to visit again and slowly melt away in the beauty of Dutch Art.

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