Amsterdam Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1
1071 XX Amsterdam
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Daily: from 09:00 until 19:00
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The Rijksmuseum is a national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam and the most visited museum in the city. Just partially open for the moment, this is the spot to see the best set of Rembrandts in the region. From Rembrandt’s famous Night Watch as the main piece,to Vermeer’s Kitchen Maid in the Gallery of Honour, you could spend days visiting this amazing collection of art pieces. What’s more, beautiful gardens surround the building, which is now also home of a Michelin-starred restaurant, Rijks.

Rijksmuseum Collection

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam ‘s special place in the world over the years comes not only from the possession of such masterpieces of Dutch and world art. Alongside masterpieces such as Rembrandt’s “Night Watch,” many works by Vermeer, van Dyck and Jan Steen, the museum has a truly outstanding array of ancient items from Dutch culture, a large collection of prints, sketches and classical photography.

We recommend checking out the Amsterdam City Card that will give you access to 60 museums and attractions in Amsterdam and also allow you to use public transport for free during your stay.

History of the Rijksmuseum

It was in 1800 that the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum first opened its collection to the public as the National Art Gallery. It has since traveled several times until being founded in Amsterdam (1808) by order of the King of the Netherlands, Louis Bonaparte, the brother of Napoleon. Called after that, the Royal Museum got its present name from the Dutch King Willem I in 1815. In 1885 the Rijksmuseum moved to a beautiful building designed by the Dutch architect Petrus J.H. Cuypers. It was designed in the then trendy Dutch neo-Renaissance style, using the shape and decoration of historic neo-Gothic elements.