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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  • A wonderful collection of priceless masterpieces. Four Vermeers and many many Rembrandts, among other Dutch masterpieces. 
    A wonderful collection of priceless masterpieces. Four Vermeers and many many Rembrandts, among other Dutch masterpieces.  more »
  • Superb museum. We went for a guided tour- just the 4 of us. It was great - a guy called Leon was our guide and he was very informative. Night watch the highlight plus a Vermeer. Easy to walk around.....  more
    Superb museum. We went for a guided tour- just the 4 of us. It was great - a guy called Leon was our guide and he was very informative. Night watch the highlight plus a Vermeer. Easy to walk 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.
  • It's a nice museum if you like the Dutch history. The outside of it is really nice too. I do recommend going inside but it's not a must. The neighborhood is a good area to walk around. Many coffee shops in that neighborhood. Amazing pictures could be taken. I would suggest visiting the outside neighborhood in the day time and the evening.

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