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“A Must See in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Rijksmuseum (National Museum)

The Rijksmuseum (National Museum)
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 674 7000
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Ranked #5 of 307 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The completely renovated Rijksmuseum tells the story of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and more! Most famous is Rembrandt's masterpiece the Night Watch. A new display of the collection, a renewed building, new public facilities, a revamped garden and a new Asian Pavilion. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.
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“A Must See in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The National Museum is a must see in Amsterdam. Go early as it is crowded in the afternoon. It gives you an excellent sense of history.

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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

So many great works to see. You could spend an entire day here if you wanted to. A must do for lovers of Dutch art. There is also a nice little cafe on site for a snack or light lunch.

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“Not a huge museum person, but loved this one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I visited the museum with my husband and got the audio guide and the 10 Euro print copy guide, and had the most interesting time. Getting the back story on the art made so much difference in understanding and appreciating what we were seeing. This was a wonderful way to spend a few hours in Amsterdam and I'd suggest it to anyone. Be sure and get the audioguide! :)

Visited January 2014
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“Really is a "Must See"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Typically, due to time constraints, I don't care to visit such large museums but the Rijks shattered that practice. The place is huge and amazing but if you want to do the "cliff notes" version, pick up the museum map, select your faves by gallery location than ask a museum guard to direct you. Really saves time. Before leaving definitely check out the Hall of Honor on the 2nd floor. At the end of the hall there is a gallery with old masters paintings the size of road-side billboards. Must see the "old masters" staring down at the museum visitors and vice-versa - impressive AND amusing to see the interaction. Brilliant example of art display. Check with your hotel to see if you can get discount tics to the museum along with a Blue Boat Company canal tour.
You could be spend a week but definitely go for a couple of hours.

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“Top 5 in the museum world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Simply amazing: some great art, breezy and accessible, lots of space to walk even with people around. Very busy since it re-opened but frankly, lots of walking and seating space for everybody. Download the app first: wifi is free, and you will avoid paying for the audio-guide (just slightly more complete)

Visited January 2014
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