Rijksmuseum, or the State Museum, is considered a true national treasure. Its exhibits include paintings from The ... More
Rijksmuseum, or the State Museum, is considered a true national treasure. Its exhibits include paintings from The Netherlands' 17th-century Golden Age by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. Rembrandt's Night Watch is the museum's centerpiece. You'll also find works from the Middle Ages and the 18th and 19th Centuries, superb collections of silver and delftware ceramics, old doll's houses and fantastic examples of Asian Art. Check website for open hours and admission prices that vary for various collections in the museum.
Take your time to enjoy everything in this incredible museum. I found myself getting taken back in time as I studied the paintings. There is no way to explain the emotion that overcomes you as you are viewing these originals. Although it seems somewhat more restrictive, I would suggest a guided headphone tour especially if you are not an art history expert as it will greatly expand your knowledge on many subjects and make your visit much more meaningful.
The museum was quite a good visit, but be sure to visit Van Gogh first. I would suggest doing them in seperate days to avoid the lines (get there early). The Rijksmuseum has a line for people already holding tickets. Doesn't save a lot of time, but it helped.
Fantastic collection of paintings, but the hype before the Night Watch was a bit much.
I don't know how long the reconstruction will be going on at the museum, but I would like to back when it is finished.
all the old Dutch works, the way it is layed out, the building on the ouside, a must while in Amsterdam...plan on spending a good afternoon here, and the Rembrandt selection's? If u have never seen a Rembrandt up close...
A unique world class classic art museum which you takes you back in time to witness the Netherlands as it was. An outstanding collection of some of the best art in the world. Do not miss the Rijksmuseum even if you are not an art fan.
Rijksmuseum was the most beautiful museum I've ever seen. I liked the track of time when I moved from one composition to another, and the changes throughout the times visible in different schools, etc. I was like tour through the history of the Netherlands... I would recommend it to all who are interested in arts and history, and to those who want to understand fundamentals of Dutch culture and nature. Though the disadvantage of this museum is that it is too large to see it all in one day or in one visit.
Not as good a museum as Van Gogh, but overall a good place. The artwork is reasonably good, if you are a fan of silverwork (I am not) you will probably enjoy it very much. The Nightwatch is underwealming and has a lot of lead up.
My main reason of visit was for Rembrandt's Night Watch. I've seen only pictures of it in books before, but in person, it was a work of art. The size was maginificent... much, much bigger than I had expected. My only complaint of the museum would be the dead end hallways that forced me to have to back track several times instead of being able to walk straight through. I guess many other museums are the same way though, so I can't really single this museum out for that kind of lay out.
I had a 5 hour visit to the museum during Fall, 2004 and found fabulous works of art there. I especially enjoyed seeing and learning about the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt. It was a wonderful experience. The museum was scheduled for a lengthy and much needed renovation.
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