This museum was recently renovated and re-opened not long ago. They did a fantastic job! The art is tremendous, the historical exhibits illuminating. You could easily spend a whole day here..or more. This is the national museum, so this is the best of the best. I'd put this right up there with the canal tours as something you MUST do when in Amsterdam. If you are going to do one "cultural" museum kind of thing in Amsterdam, this is the one.