Rijksmuseum

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Rijksmuseum
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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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Neighborhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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Tanmouss
Oslo, Norway1,721 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We took the audio tour for an additional 5 euros, which I recommend as it sheds a different light and adds colour to the visit. Paintings don't look the same after you hear the audio explanation. We targeted the key master pieces from Vermeer to Rembrandt, including many other prominent Dutch painters. Unfortunately, the Van Gogh wasn't on display though. They had announced as well a Saint Laurent dress exhibit but it was Paco Rabanne. But the visit is really worth it if not for the art only, it would be as well for the beautiful building and the Library. Tickets are better bought online.
Written April 21, 2022
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Followeveryrainbow
Ra'anana, Israel390 contributions
Apr 2022
It was a long-held dream for me to be able to see Rembrandt's paintings in his homeland, so I was extremely happy visiting the Rijksmuseum. In fact, I was on the point of tears seeing the famous so-called "Night Watch," which only returned to public view a few months ago after a long process of repair and restoration. It was also very nice seeing some Vermeers (although the Milkmaid is off traveling somewhere), Steens, Van Dijks and other works by Dutch masters. Apart from those, though, we weren't much interested in the other exhibits in the museum. And I would have liked to have seen some works by other great artists, especially Rubens, who lived almost next door (yes, I know, he was Flemish). The museum building itself is lovely and historic and worth seeing for itself. One small point of contention: I took a multimedia guide (5 euros) but found it cumbersome to use and in any event the battery went flat after about 10 minutes and to replace it I would have had to go back out to the front desk so I didn't bother. I did tell them later but they said they did not give refunds on the multimedia guides. In any event, I found the multimedia guide unnecessary.
Written May 1, 2022
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Hanna G
Warsaw, Poland4 contributions
Feb 2022
I went to the Rijksmuseum with my boyfriend and we had a really good time. Personally, I do not enjoy going to this type of museums but my boyfriend loved it. We also had lunch at the restaurant and it was amazing! Prices were also pretty low so it's a plus. Another good thing is the fact that people up to 18 can enter for free. Unfortunately when you're 19 or above you have to pay about 20 euros but you can enter the museum for free if you have a museum kart! When it comes to the collections, they were pretty attractive, we did not take any audio guide but the descriptions on the walls were really interesting and that was enough.
Written February 22, 2022
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giggs g
Manama, Bahrain32 contributions
May 2022
Not the biggest fan or follower of Art but must say, I was mightily impressed with all the artistic work on display at this museum. We missed our initially booking but was told by getyourguide.com that our coupon was valid for a year and you could use it at anytime, so we ended up going two days later from our initially booking and had no issues. We went at 11am and it was perfect, there was a line but it went relatively quick, no more than 5-6 minute wait tops. If you bring backpacks you MUST check them in otherwise they won't let you into the rooms with the paintings. There's also a restaurant there too but we didn't eat there as we went to Bakers and Roasters just down the street for Brunch. Overall, it's worth the visit.
Written May 3, 2022
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Jedda1
Plano, TX515 contributions
Apr 2022
Our second time visiting the museum and we opted for a private tour. Took about 3 hours for the tour. While a general overview of the museum (we didn't hit every painting) , well worth the extra costs. The deeper dive provided was insightful not only with the building, but the art history and growth of the artists across the time periods. It's something you don't get just looking at the art. Bit of insight, if you want quick in/out, choose a locker to store your coats/bags as the coatcheck can have a bit of line. Neither costs anything, but faster option might be the lockers.
Written April 11, 2022
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CanadianInukshuk
TORONTO130 contributions
Sep 2021
What the Rijksmuseum doesn't tell you on their website is that in order to access the Museum Shop or the Museum Cafe you must have purchased an entry ticket of 20 Euros !!

I understand the need to control the numbers of people access the building during these times of Covid but there should be some accommodation. Tickets can be checked past the access to the shop and cafe.

Of course, this won't deter people from going to the Museum, which is incredible of course but just a notice to the public since the Rijksmuseum website doesn't advise that the shop and cafe are not accessible to everyone
Written October 2, 2021
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femina_pulchra
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK66 contributions
Feb 2020
The tours can be booked online (at an extra cost to the entrance, this one was 5 euros). However, if it is fully booked online it is worth getting there a bit earlier and asking if there have been any cancellations to allow you to join the tour. That's what I did and was able to join a guided tour much to my delight. We were a modest group of about 8 which made it easy to follow everything and ask the tour guide if we had any questions. He was an art student, very knowledgable and it gave us insight into the exhibits that we would not normally have had. Highly recommended, and if you get there early (I always go at opening time) you can really discover the museum at its' best before the inevitable masses arrive. (The tours are approx 45 minutes but you need at least a morning here to look around, and the coffee shop is great for a break if you need a rest before continuing to explore the wonders if this fabulous place. )
Written March 7, 2020
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Alexis
Cheltenham, UK18 contributions
Apr 2022
The Rijksmuseum is gorgeous. We only saw a fraction of what there was to see, but still well worth the entrance fee. We downloaded the app, which was great for planning a route around the museum and the audioguide that came with the app was really informative.
Next time, I would take a packed lunch and then continue browsing after refreshments! We managed about two hours but you could easily spend twice as long there.
I would also thoroughly recommend popping into the Lego shop on Kalverstraat in the city centre if you're in the area: amazing Lego versions of the girl with the pearl earring and the merry drinker!
Written April 13, 2022
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Claire R
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
The Rembrandts were wonderful but, coming from the UK where all our great museums are free, this was overpriced. This culture is our international heritage and should be accessible to all. Not great facilities in the museum either. No van gogh portrait.
Written April 4, 2022
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Bill A
Spring Lake, NJ548 contributions
Apr 2022
The Rijksmuseum is impressive for the quality of its collection of works by Dutch masters and for the the building in which the collection is house. The museum can also be overwhelming given the size of its collection. To get the most out of a visit to a museum like this, I prefer to use an audio guide and focus on a subset of the collection.
Written April 17, 2022
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