Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam


52.3599934, 4.8853485991019


Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam


52.3599934, 4.8853485991019



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The Rijksmuseum is a National Dutch museum located in Amsterdam and dedicated the arts, history and culture. The museum is located on Museum Square in Amsterdam South district, opposite Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum, and Concertgebouw.

Quick facts

  • Name: Rijksmuseum
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Type of attraction: Museum
  • Opened: 1798
  • Ticket price: From $11

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It was originally founded in The Hague on 19 November 1798, and then moved to Amsterdam in 1808. It was first housed in the Royal Palace and later on in the Trippenhuis. Pierre Cuypers designed the current main house that was completed in 1885. On 13 April 2013 Queen Beatrix reopened the main building after a ten-year restoration costing € 375 million.

It was the most visited museum in the Netherlands in 2013 and 2014, with reported estimates of 2.2 million and 2.47 million visitors. It is the country’s largest art museum, as well.

The museum has 8,000 art and history items on display, from their overall collection of 1 million artifacts from the years 1200–2000, including some masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer.

This is top attraction in Amsterdam and in the Netherlands.

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The Rijksmuseum has more than only works by Dutch masters. Ship models, sculptures, archaeological artefacts, costumes, weapons, prints, photographs, and more bring to life the Netherlands’ rich cultural history. Also, from the Middle Ages to the present day, hundreds of artefacts detail the history of Amsterdam and place our country in a global perspective.

There are sculptures, works of Asian art, etchings, and artefacts from the Dutch nautical heritage among Golden Age treasures. There are also contemporary additions, such as Yves Saint Laurent‘s Mondrian-inspired garment from 1965.

The museum features a freshly created garden that is the perfect spot to rest in the gorgeous surroundings, in addition to the paintings, art, and the architecture, which have all been there since 2013. Check out the Rijksmuseum’s website for additional information about the museum’s regular guided tours, seminars and other activities.

Interesting facts about Rijksmuseum

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Here are some interesting facts about this amazing museum:

  • It has a road going through the museum.
  • Museum has the largest art library in the Netherlands, and it is open to the public
  • It was closed from 2003-2013 due to flooding and renovation..

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