The most famous museum in the Netherlands : Rijksmuseum

After a 10 year long makeover, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is getting ready to open its door again. The Rijksmuseum is the Dutch national museum of art and history, where masterpieces by Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer and other great painters, mingle with 17th-century blunderbusses and Delft blue pottery. The 128 years old neo-gothic building has been totally revamped, and all 8,000 artifacts can now be found in a different place.

With the new format you will be able to walk through a time period. This is very different compared to the old museum, where there were separate rooms for paintings, glass, silver, and other collections. The intention of this new format is to create a feeling of beauty in relation to Dutch art and a feeling for the time itself.


The Rijksmuseum is the largest and the most attractive museum in the Netherlands, with more than one million visitors each year. Opened in spring of 2013 after a decade of renovation, the museum has a wonderful collection of the 17th C. Dutch Golden Age masterpieces. Famous “The Night Watch” by Rembrandt as well as other celebrated paintings like Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” and “Woman reading a letter”, “The Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede” by van Ruisdael, “The Burgomaster of Delft and his Daughter” by Jan Steen and many more. These marvelous paintings reflect history and character of the Dutch. Unique sculptures and various antiquities as traditional furniture, Delftware, silver, ship models and doll houses complete the show.

Visit the  official Rijksmuseum website:

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