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Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

Quick facts about Rijksmuseum

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.

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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Interesting facts about Rijksmuseum

  • 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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