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Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum is one of the landmarks of Amsterdam. Here you can see an outstanding collection of Dutch art.

The museum is way too large for all the treasures inside to be discovered in one day. The approximately 2 million visitors can admire some 8,000 exhibits here.

The museum building alone is worth a visit. After evaluating a few designs construction started in 1876. Numerous decorative elements inspired by Dutch art history found their way into the design, both inside and outside. In 1885 the building was finally opened.

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

The collection of paintings includes the works of many important artists. Frans Hals, Rembrandt and Jan Steen, just to name a few.
Rembrandt' s “The Night Watch”, for example, attracts visitors like a magnet. Many groups are brought to the Rijksmuseum on buses to see it. Most of them only take the time to see as little as two or three other rooms. It is a pity because with a little time you discover more treasures such as "The kitchen maid" by Jan Vermeer or the "A Woman at her toilet" by Jan Steens.

Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

The library also impressed us very much. The reading room can be seen from the outside. Reading here really is a journey to the past.

Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum

If you go to the museum before 11 am you have a realistic chance to admire the beautiful paintings before the travel groups arrive.

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Address:

Museumstraat 1,
1071 XX Amsterdam,
Netherlands

Opening hours:

Daily from 9am - 5pm

Ticket prices:

Adults: € 17.50
Children up to 18 years free of charge

Free app:

iTunes
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