Rijksmuseum

Museumstraat 1 , Amsterdam, 1071
Admission: EUR 15
Wheelchair Access
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Monday: 0900 - 1700
Tuesday: 0900 - 1700
Wednesday: 0900 - 1700
Thursday: 0900 - 1700
Friday: 0900 - 1700
Saturday: 0900 - 1700
Sunday: 0900 - 1700
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Trams : Hobbemastraat (2, 5).

A stay in Amsterdam without visiting the Rijksmuseum means you'll miss something. The State Museum, exists for more that two hundred years and today belongs to the most breathtaking museums in the world. During its existence, the museum went through many transformations and remains now, especially after its complete renovation.

The Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague in 1800 and moved to Amsterdam in 1808 by the decree of the King of the Netherlands Louis Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, where it was first located in the Royal Palace and later in the Trippenhuis. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and was originally opened in 1885. It has been built in the then fashionable Dutch neo-Renaissance style, using historical neo-Gothic elements in it form and decoration. The museum closed for renovation in 2003 and reopened in october 2013.

The museum has on display 8,000 objects of art and history, from their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000, a truly exceptional collection of the antique objects of the material Dutch culture, vast collection of prints, drawings and the classic photography.

The collection contains paintings from the Dutch Golden Age by painters such as Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruisdael, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Rembrandt, and Rembrandt's pupils; Along the masterworks like Rembrandt’s “Night watch”.

The reconstruction of the Rijksmuseum The immense collection of the Rijksmuseum outgrew its 19th C. building and since december of 2003, the Rijksmuseum was reconstructed. The completely new, modern exhibit has been built. The Museum reopened after 10 years of renovation in April of 2013.

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Artists Associated With Rijksmuseum

Albrecht Dürer
Artist
Germany
1471 - 1528

Albrecht Dürer was a German painter, engraver, printmaker, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg. His high-quality woodcuts ... read more

Anthony Van Dyck
Artist
Netherlands
1599 - 1641

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Artist
Spain
1617 - 1682

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo was a Spanish Baroque painter. Although he is best known for his religious works, Murillo also produced a ... read more

Canaletto
Artist
Italy
1697 - 1768

Canaletto was an Italian painter of landscapes, or vedute, of Venice. He was also an important printmaker in etching.

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Edvard Munch
Artist
Norway
1863 - 1944

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El Greco
Artist
Spain
1541 - 1614

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Fra Angelico
Artist
Italy
1395 - 1455

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Jacob Jordaens
Artist
Belgium
1593 - 1678

Jacob Jordaens was one of three Flemish Baroque painters, along with Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck, to bring prestige to the ... read more

Johannes Vermeer
Artist
Netherlands
1632 - 1675

Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. Vermeer was a moderately ... read more

Peter Paul Rubens
Artist
Netherlands
1577 - 1640

Sir Peter Paul Rubens was a Flemish Baroque painter. He is well known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, ... read more

Rembrandt
Artist
Netherlands
1606 - 1669

Rembrandt was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and ... read more

Vincent van Gogh
Artist
Netherlands
1853 - 1890

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Past exhibitions at Rijksmuseum - now closed:
Cover up! Coats & jackets 1630-1940 11th Nov 2013 - 8th Jun 2014
Documenting the Netherlands: Our daily bread 21st Sep 2013 - 7th Jan 2014
Modern Times Photography in the 20th Century 1st Nov 2014 - 11th Jan 2015
Rembrandt - Auerbach: Raw Truth 12th Dec 2013 - 16th Mar 2014
Rembrandt the final years 12th Feb 2015 - 17th May 2015