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- 98%History Buffs
- 85%Art & Design Lovers
- 71%Local Culture
- 59%Family Travelers
- 56%Luxury Travelers
- 56%Budget Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (69)
- RijksmuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jan 24, 2014
Brilliant museum and very important in the history of public museumship as well. You can spend a day here, but should at least spend an afternoon. Centrally located too.
- RijksmuseumAmbassadorMember ofStudentsBackpackersOct 26, 2013
A huge collection of various artwork from Dutch natives Van Gogh and Rembrandt - including the famous Night Watch (Nacht Wacht), an enormous painting that takes up an entire wall. Impressive and culturally-enriching, but museum-phobics will be bored.
- RijksmuseumMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
This city is full of amazing art. There is no better museum than this one. I have been there many times and it never gets old and stale. Not huge like the Lourve, I would nevertheless hire a guide to show you the highlights.
- RijksmuseumOct 23, 2013
The "greatest hits" collection on view while the museum is being renovated (seemingly forever) is actually great--just about the amount I want to spend in a museum anyway (about 1.5hrs). Very key to buy tix ahead online, though, to avoid the lines. [Since I wrote this, the full museum has reopened. Haven't seen it, but by all reports, it's a five-star redo!]
- RijksmuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 21, 2013
Amsterdam's flagship fine art museum, their collection contains masterpieces that have achieved 'superstar' status, like Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' and more Franz Hals than you can shake a stick at. Their collection of Dutch Masters is arguably the best in the world. Exceptional.
- RijksmuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 16, 2013
For me the Rijksmuseum was all about the Vermeers and the Van Goghs. And the Frans Hals, and of course the Rembrandts. So wow. The history of Dutch art has so much to offer. As I write this the main museum is being restored but the masterpieces of the collection will be on display in the Phillips Wing.
- RijksmuseumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory Buffs+ 1Aug 15, 2013
The Rijksmuseum is best known for its collection of Dutch paintings from the 17th century, or the Dutch Golden Age, as it is often described in the Netherlands. But the museum has a wider focus which includes crafts and history. The collection includes substantial Asian artworks as well.
A major renovation is being undertaken but the museum is still open for visits and is well worth the time. The huge four story castle like structure is unmistakable when you are near the open square of the Museumplein.
We bought tickets online which saved us another long queue. The website can be found at: www.rijksmuseum.nl/?lang=en. Tickets for adults is € 11and for those 18 and under, admission is free. When you go to the museum with your printed tickets, ignore the sign which says “Fast Lane” because it leads to an area under renovation.
The museum offers audio tours and guided tours but it is very easy to tour yourself around as each art object has an explanatory text in English and Dutch.
The stars of the collection are the paintings by Dutch artists Jacob van Ruysdael, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt and Rembrandt’s pupils. Rembrandt’s painting known as The Night Watch is a national treasure and one of those works which will never be loaned out. You need to visit the Rijksmuseum to see it.
No photography is allowed. There are a couple of museum shops with postcards, books and other souvenir items. The Rijksmuseum also shares a gift shop with the Van Gogh Museum in the Museumplein area between the buildings and where you will also find the IAMsterdam sculpture. The shops do not all have the same items so if you see something you want in one, buy it, because it may not be sold in the other shops.
- RijksmuseumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Aug 15, 2013
Grand reopening today! Wow! This place is gorgeous! After 10 years of renovations, the Rijksmuseum is open with its collection back and it is stunning. The courtyard is filled with light and the little cafe there is perfect for a pause from museum fatigue.
The way they have set up the collection is so powerful and really draws you in. And the space, the space! No crushing to take a look. I was there with thousands of people in half the space available (they roped it off to move the crowds but it will be normal soon) and I never felt crushed. There was just so much room.
Wonderful to see all the paintings, artifacts and sculptures back together and placed so thoughtfully together. I imagine I will be spending many Saturdays exploring the collection and the library which is now much easier to access!