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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  • It was a long-held dream for me to be able to see Rembrandt's paintings in his homeland, so I was extremely happy visiting the Rijksmuseum. In fact, I was on the point of tears seeing the famous... 
    It was a long-held dream for me to be able to see Rembrandt's paintings in his homeland, so I was extremely happy visiting the Rijksmuseum. In fact, I was on the point of tears seeing the famous...  more »
  • My husband and I so enjoyed this museum. We had tickets for the 9 a.m. opening on a Monday, so the crowds were not bad. The artwork is amazing. This was certainly one of the highlights of our trip to....  more
    My husband and I so enjoyed this museum. We had tickets for the 9 a.m. opening on a Monday, so the crowds were not bad. The artwork is amazing. This was certainly one of the highlights of our trip to....  more »
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  • Really interesting museum. Spectacular building and hall. Nice rooms and corridors, signals and directions are quite well shown. During my 2.5hrs visit, my estimation is that I saw 60-70% of it. A lot of variety of collections on time and type (paintings, weapons, sculptures, dolls' houses,...) really nice library close to night walk painting. First level museum in Europe.
  • They have audio tours both for your phone and an easy to use device (I got the device). Additionally they have docent led tours which I think is the best option since you can ask questions (I took this too.) The cost for the device and the human led tour is 5 euros each and well worth it. For a 'classic' museum I was surprise at how loud it is. Apparently the Dutch are very enthusiastic about their artists.

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