The Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s grandest and most popular museums. Its vast collection showcases iconic art and a wide variety of artifacts that reflect more than 800 years of Dutch and global history, including jaw dropping paintings by the likes of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and countless more Dutch greats. As well as being a national treasure in its own right, the Rijksmuseum’s internationally revered collection features some of the most famous national treasures in the Netherlands, and perhaps most notably Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’.
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The current building of the Rijksmuseum, designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers, first opened its doors in 1885 and has been a national heritage site since 1970. The recent renovation project has followed in the footsteps of similar initiatives by world museums such as the Tate Modern in London and the Louvre in Paris, in terms of combining the old with the modern. The atrium features a high glass ceiling and spacious, contemporary architecture which blends uniquely with the traditional red-brick walls. The collection contains more than one million pieces and has about eight thousand paintings, sculptures and historical artifacts on display, spanning from the year 1200 to the present. Some of the most notable works include Rembrandt’s The Night Watch (1642), Vermeer’s The Milkmaid (1647) and one of Van Gogh’s untitled self-portraits (1887).
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The Rijksmuseum is definitely one of Amsterdam’s must-see attractions. Get your Rijksmuseum Amsterdam tickets today and make sure you don’t miss it![:nl]After a decade of unprecedented renovation, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum finally revealed its completed grand new look in 2013. The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and the history of Amsterdam and The Netherlands. The museum has around 8,000 objects of art and history on display from the years 1200–2000, among which are some masterpieces by Rembrandt like the ‘Night Watch’ as well as pieces by Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer. This museum is must-see for art lovers and tourists alike.
Come and see the highlights of the Dutch Golden Age in the Rijksmuseum. You will have an exceptional opportunity to see the many collections housed in the newly renovated Rijksmuseum. You will see exhibitions with beautiful doll houses, a wealth of silverware, the best Delftware and the many iconic painters known throughtout Dutch history.
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