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“It was raining” 3 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 303 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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“It was raining”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It was raining, so everyone on vacation went to the museum. it was very crowded in the main hall (the highlight). we have been to a lot of art museums around the world and would say this was fine, but not great. loved the 3 Vermeer's, the Rembrandt's are great, a couple of Picasso and 1 Monet. It was 15 Euros per person.

Visited July 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“A must see!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Rijksmuseum has an impressive collection of works spanning many centuries (including well-known masterpieces like Rembrandt's The Night Watch and Vermeer's The Milk Maid). You probably won't be able to see everything, so be selective and plan where you go based on your interests. If you get your ticket online then you can go directly to the 'fast lane' and not spend your precious time in line.

Visited July 2014
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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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Haifa, Israel
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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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