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Rijksmuseum

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Rijksmuseum114.5
night watch • dutch masters • old masters • huge museum

Museumstraat 1
Amsterdam 1071 XX, NL
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  • Photo of Nina Juliana
    a month ago
    Friday
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  • Photo of Ksenia Lysenko
    6 months ago
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  • Photo of Tanya Contreras
    7 months ago
    Museo
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  • Photo of Rustem Yesset
    a year ago
    museum
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  • Photo of Nina Kumar
    a year ago
    Must must must!!!
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  • Photo of Andrea Jones
    a year ago
    #1 thing to do on tripadvisor
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  • Photo of Donald Snyder
    a year ago
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  • Photo of Minka Guides
    2 years ago
    Jessie Burton says: The Rijksmuseum is stunning and I love it as a fascinating, cool, accessible museum, as well as for the part it played in inspiring The Miniaturist. I came across Petronella Oortman’s doll’s house there by chance. It’s an exact scale replica of her real home, and Oortman spent a fortune having it created. I thought at the time it was an interesting story, but I didn’t think I was going to write a novel about it. I’m in its debt, really.
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  • Photo of Ines Sax
    2 years ago
    Rijksmuseum
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  • Photo of Stefan Irimiciuc
    2 years ago
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  • Photo of Danielle Pacheco
    2 years ago
    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
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  • Photo of silverhawks86
    3 days ago
    Rijksmuseum is an amazing experience. All the sights there are very powerfull and amazing. The architwcture of the building is for me one of the main attractions. But when u enter the room with the night watch standing there in the middle you forget everything else.
  • Photo of teacherhoney
    4 days ago
    This is a very well organized museum. Many interesting art to see. A friendly environment for family. It’s very spacious so it’s quite easy and relaxing to walk around. If I had enough time in Amsterdam, I would arrange 2 or 3 days here. There were just so much to see!
  • Photo of Matthew D
    4 days ago
    I am the type of person that will read and look at absolutely everything! This museum is filled with so much history, the art and exhibitions are breathtaking to look at, especially some of the really intricate pieces. I keep asking myself how it was created back then and how much each pieces actually tells us about history. I’ve visited Amsterdam before but never visited the history museums. I am so glad it rained today as it made me come indoors and realise the other things you can do whilst on holiday! Definitely worth a visit!
  • Photo of Robert S
    4 days ago
    TIP: Decide your priorities among the many choices of artists & periods you wish to see; then decide how much time you can afford to spend. It is huge and could easily consume a half day or more. Review the map to plan your route of navigation. BIG TIP: Skip the line and buy the ticket on line from their web site...easy too! The most obvious & famous works to view are on the 1600-1700 Floor 2 which includes the famous Rembrandt & Vermeer masterpieces in the "Night Watch Gallery & Gallery of Honour" respectively. 1800-1900 including de Goya & Van Gogh are located on Floor 1. The most contemporary art of 1950-2000 occupy the Floor 3; however, to view both areas, you have to leave the floor to cross over to the other half via the Floor 2--it is not contiguous.
  • Photo of adamhorrobin
    4 days ago
    this place is huge....you will need at least a whole day to properly look around it. there are well over 1 million pieces and the majority of people only go to view the Rembrandt paintings which leaves the rest of the museum nice a quiet to wander around. My personal favourite was the model ships area. there seems not to be much order to the place either so unless you go to view something specific then it is quite easy to get caught up in things that are not really related to Amsterdam like many object in here.
  • Photo of Commz
    4 days ago
    The building is quite impressive, a little reminiscent of the Natural History Museum in London. Well worth the entry fee, plenty to see here on several floors! It's a bit of a maze so a floor plan really helps. We purchased advanced tickets across the road which was useful when we visited the next day as there was next to no queue for pre-paid ticket holders. (the only fee discount is the up to 17 year age group which is free) There are lifts but we took the stairs and between climbing stairs and walking around clocked up some distance! We worked our way down in date order equally I guess move from recent to the oldest working bottom to top. Although we were there for a few hours could go back and see things that we may have skipped over etc. Finished our experience with some drinks in the nice restaurant area, little bit of a wait for a seat but the queue was constantly moving. Lovely cakes to be had, with a crisp white went down a treat!! Service really good, as is the way in Europe! Buskers play in the central archway and the acoustics are amazing we spent about 15 mins listening to the classical music!
  • Photo of Mark R
    4 days ago
    This is maybe among my favourite museums. The interior is nice and modern, and the quality of the works on display is top-notch. Only negative thing was I was told it was fine to take my water bottle inside, and nobody seemed to object for a long while, but after I had been there for about 90 minutes I was told by one random security person that my water bottle was "too big" and I had to check it or leave. That was pretty uncool.
  • Photo of Joevaughan24
    4 days ago
    A beautiful museum and there is tons to see. Certainly one of the best museums in the world. Unfortunately for me I showed up a little late in the afternoon and didn't have much time to see everything. My only recommendation would be to give yourself a lot of time, probably show up at noon at the latest.
  • Photo of frogcarguy
    4 days ago
    The signage in this museum is terrible. It is written in small letters on a light grey background. Frequently the plaques are out of the light, making them harder to read. It is not just my old eyes--I checked. Younger people had to be within a meter to read them as well. Some were located in a corner where only one person at a time could read them. We had the audio tour, which is almost mandatory. Even then, on the highlights tour, probably only 10% of the artwork is on it. That said, [please excuse my rant] you can't miss this museum. This is one of the top museums in the world. The dutch masters are something that can't be missed by anyone interested in art. The place is huge--plan on an hours long visit. Start your visit early because toward midday, it gets crowded, making the signage even more difficult. We went on a Monday in October. I can only imagine what it is like in August.
  • Photo of Phoebe3264
    4 days ago
    Though smaller than the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum is spectacular! We visited with our daughter's family, including two teenage grandsons. We all left thoroughly impressed, in no small part due to the arrangement of the museum's holdings. In the easily found "Gallery of Honour" are the 16th century masterpieces of Vermeer (The Milkmaid), Rembrandt (Nightwatch), and Frans Hals (portraits whose subjects are wearing the intricate lace collars of this era). And the connected rooms on this level let us enjoy the paintings of other masters with whom we weren't as familiar. An hour or two in this area was perfect for us: the area was small enough so we didn't have to use half of our time searching for family members who had wandered to the next room; it gave our teenagers a good sample of the Dutch masters; and we senior citizens didn't leave the museum exhausted. After you're done seeing the paintings, the gift shop has tasteful, reasonably priced souvenirs. If you're traveling with teens or young adults, they may be looking for the huge "I AM AMSTERDAM" letters behind the museum. Finally, there's a unique enclosed cycling path that lets cyclists actually pass through the Rijksmuseum. We used this path as a shortcut from the "I AM AMSTERDAM" letters back to the main street in front of the museum. Along the path was a group of street musicians playing classical music. Their rendition of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor was as good as any recording I've heard!
  • Photo of PatH95120
    4 days ago
    Overlooked is a small, but good collection of Dutch Renaissance art on the first floor. The Main Hall on the Second Floor houses the 'Night Watch" and other famous Dutch Masters by Rembrant and Vermeer.
  • Photo of suzanne0109
    5 days ago
    We arrived just as the museum opened and enjoyed the tour. However, we paid for an audio tour with highlights and found it to be confusing. The rooms are spacious and allow for a leisurely tour. Worth the price.
  • Photo of Z2005XPmike
    5 days ago
    I visited last when the Rijks was undergoing renovation and was enthralled by the limited paintings that where on display then. this time the restored museum presented a spectacular vessel for holding the worlds finest (in my opinion) paintings. the building itself is a piece of art. the museum rents audio tours in many languages. we opted for a downloaded app on our smart phone and were quite satisfied with the experience.
  • Photo of Colin J
    5 days ago
    I went here during my recent trip to Amsterdam and it is well worth a visit. Everyone is security checked when you go in but all the staff speak English, or can make themselves understood. The museum is well lit and houses a fantastic range of artworks. Rembrandt's Night Watch is a must see. It's best to visit earlier in the morning in my opinion as it gets a lot busier during the afternoon.
  • Photo of Glen C
    5 days ago
    Use the audio visual tour.Well worth the few extra euros. Also the cafe was excellent and the food was very good.
  • Photo of dukeclu
    5 days ago
    I consider the Rijks Museum to be the centerpice and starting point for the many great museums in Amsterdam. The history o fart in Amsterdam from 1100, the museum is laid out in a way to visit the areas that most interest you. The building itself is also spectacular.
  • Photo of vato_uk
    5 days ago
    Visited museum today son wanted to visit the art and seing the free for 17 s was perfect. Yet as it turns out means free with an adult which is not listed The museum itself had lots of interesting art exhibits that he enjoyed
  • Photo of Calypso050
    5 days ago
    A fabulously impressive museum. From the architecture of the building to the exquisite collections found inside. The diamond in the museum quarter. If you like museums this is a must.
  • Photo of Oscar P
    5 days ago
    When we went here our minds got opened on the history of the place. A must visit when you want to know more about the country and its people.
  • Photo of MariS45419
    5 days ago
    We took a tour of the museum and was glad we did. The museum is huge and takes hours to view all the master pieces. The tour assisted in our ability to see the highlights. We were also able to get the back story on the paintings and the artist. If you have time , you could spend two days in this museum alone. Come early because it gets crowded and there are a lot to see.

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