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“Wow!” 4 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 #3 of 246 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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“Wow!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Dutch Masters. I don't know any other place to see such a collection. The Vermeers, exquisite on their own, are in a hallway on the way to the big show. The collection is large but not completely overwhelming. And to top it all off, literally, there is an airplane on the top floor. I really like old airplanes. Sometime since 1970, the museum went through a huge renovation leaving a mix of the old brick pile and new glass and steel spaces. Lunch in the cafe was mixed with a limited menu and rather slow service. The museum shop is full of gifts at all price points. You'll need a few hours to see the greatest hits and a full day to wander into all the nooks and crannies.

Visited June 2014
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“A must visit in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A cultural treasure. A must visit in this great city. Not only for the meusems lovers. Vast variety of art form different ages. Truly amazing! 5 stars can leave and come back until 5 pm so you can easily take a small break to relaxe and head back for some more culture.

Visited June 2014
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“Beautifull art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Vermeer,rembrant and other artists are here represented. Buy your tickets online. Went by bicicle, you can park almost everywere.

Visited May 2014
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“Astonishing renovation and excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The wait was worth it..the renovation has provided an outstanding customer experience and a great museum experience. The fee is 15Euros ( under 12 years olds get discount and there are family tickets too) and its totally worth it

We went on Friday at 9.30 ( queues are biggest after 11.30) and the process of getting tickets was easy with very friendly staff. The tickets allow you to come in and out of the museum for the day so you can visit the galleries and then have a coffee. There are some clear high lights such as the Court of Honour with its echoing walls and the great pictures of rembrandt, Halls and Vermeer but don't forget all those sides aisles with stunning intimate pictures.

You really need enough time to enjoy this so don't rush, walk around, have coffee and reflect choose another gallery. There are excellent periods to looks from the Dutch Impressionists and Hague School to the mannerists. There are also some very fine clothes to see.

What is also an excellent feature is the commentary on the walls provided Alan de Bouton that acts as a timely reminder that arts is about life and its not art for arts sake.

The cafes here are excellent and good value, the building is full of light and what really makes this work is the friendly staff. Go enjoy and be dazzled - even if you hate museums you will like this

Visited July 2014
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“See the Rembrandts and Vermeers.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

See the iconic paintings of Rembrandt and Vermeer. Take in the rest if you have time. There is a bus from AMS/Schiphol that takes you directly to the museum for 5 Euros (one way). The 15 Euro price is reasonable.

Visited June 2014
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