The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is one of the main attractions of the Dutch capital. The Dutch National Museum on the Museumplein houses a collection by Rembrandt, Jan Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen, among others. In addition, besides painting and art of the Netherlands, you will find Dutch history, colonial history of the Netherlands and art in the colonial areas.
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Rijksmuseum Amsterdam | Dutch National Museum
The museum in The Hague was founded in 1800. It was intended to display collections of the Dutch governors like the French models of the era. King Louis Bonaparte then brought the museum to Amsterdam. The museum at its current location was opened on July 13, 1885. It was advertised as part of an 1863 architectural competition for a new museum building and subsequently built. Over time, the house was renovated and other buildings were added.
The front of the museum faces the Stadhouderskade. There are other museums at the back of the museum towards the Museumplein. Be sure to visit the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Concertgebouw.
In the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam you will find extensive collections of paintings and art of the Netherlands and Dutch history. You will find paintings by Rembrandt, Jan Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen, among others. The museum is also dedicated to painting and art from the colonial history of the Netherlands and art in the colonial areas. A room of naval models with about 1600 objects is one of the highlights of the museum. The Reichsmuseum also has its own library for research purposes.
Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam
The museum is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m