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Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

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Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands
+31 20 674 7000
http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/
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For over 200 years the public has been visiting the Rijksmuseum, translated “state museum”, to gander at Dutch and international masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” and other priceless ... Read more
pieces from the Dutch Golden Age and beyond. Today there are over 1000 different major exhibits on display at this Amsterdam fixture located on the Museumplein.

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Local from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Needs no explanation really. It’s the must see museum if you want to get a feel for the city you are in. Just go.

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Singapore

It’s an extremely huge and beautiful museum! There are so many rooms and pieces for you to admire - I think you’d need at least 3 hours here.

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Barcelona, Spain

A must see museum full of history and classic art. It is large but not overwhelming.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

An Amsterdam classic, it is definitely worth all the hype. The museum is so large you can often be distant from the crowds, but beware when you arrive at the famous paintings (i.e. The Night Watch), the crowds will be there.

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Troy

What a beautiful place to enjoy your day.
Stunning interior make the current art installations shine.

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The Hague, Netherlands

I love this museum, always there is slomething to look at and exibitions are worth to see

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Menlo Park, California, USA

Great places to see the masters at work during the Dutch Golden age. Lots of Rembrandt pieces including the famous Nightwatch as well as other artwork from across the globe.

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Durham, North Carolina

Worth every penny. A must see! Dedicate at least a few hours to visit to absorb the amazing art.

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Almere, Netherlands

The Rijksmuseum (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrɛiksmyˌzeːjɵm]; English: Imperial Museum) is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw.

The Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague in 1800 and moved to Amsterdam in 1808, where it was first located in the Royal Palace and later in the Trippenhuis. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened its doors in 1885.[3] On 13 April 2013, after a ten-year renovation which cost € 375 million, the main building was reopened by Queen Beatrix. In 2013 and 2014, it was the most visited museum in the Netherlands with record numbers of 2.2 million and 2.45 million visitors.[5][13] Is is also the largest art museum in the country.

The museum has on display 8,000 objects of art and history, from their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000, among which are some masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. The museum also has a small Asian collection which is on display in the Asian pavilion.

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Local from Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum (the Dutch National Museum) takes your breath away, you can lose yourself in over 4 levels of Rembrandt’s, Vermeers, van Gogh, the Dutch Golden Age, Delftwear and much more. So put aside a few hours to explore this museum. TIP, at this moment are special expositions the first expo around 500 years Fashion called: “CatWalk” And the second expo, Girl in Kimono, about the works of a prominte Amsterdam painter George H. Breiner. A must to see!

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Carlsbad

Wonderful building, wonderful art collections. Too crowded with narrow passageways. Wish it wasn’t so. Very exciting restoration projects ongoing.

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Klang, Malaysia

Number one national museum in Amsterdam. Very popular and if you want to save waiting time, go to the special ticket pick-up point at Blue Boat.

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Madison, AL

Rijksmuseum definitely has a lot of variety to try to capture a wider audience, but I felt a little overwhelmed wandering around so many exhibitions that I wasn't interested in.

There was a huge china, armor, weapons, instrument, religious, architecture, etc.

I remember walking around the masters and not feeling very captivated. But no doubt, this is a great museum to visit if you are into history.

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New York City

Huge museum. Saw a small part. But worth seeing some of the famous artwork.

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New Delhi, India

a must see. dedicated to dutch masters, the museum not only carries art but also pays homage to history. get tickets online to escape the queue

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Edinburgh, UK

Absolutely beautiful museum that you can easily lose hours in. Worth getting the highlights guided audio tour (€5) so you get an extra dimension to the art.

Also best to get there before 11am or it gets super busy.

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Pittsford (town), New York

What a great art museum and a fabulous representation of Dutch artists. Rijksmuseum offers well known works by many of the great Dutch masters, as well as pieces which might be less familiar. If you have time for only one museum in Amsterdam, this would be our choice. It has an excellent collection, but is not overwhelming.

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Halle Westfalen, Germany

The Rijksmuseum was definitely a Highlight of my Amsterdam-Trip! There is so much to learn about the history of the Netherlands.

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Houston, Texas, USA

I spent 5 hours in the museum without realizing. The art housed there was diverse across mediums and methods. What struck me was how vivid all the colours were, so well preserved. The personnel their were all helpful, polite and courteous. I enjoyed it.

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Local from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Loads of interesting stuff to look at. I am a massive fan of the weapon exhibition

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