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Rijksmuseum

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Address: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 674 7000
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The completely renovated...

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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Full of art

If you love history and art, you should go. It takes at least 2 days to see all of it, but you should.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you love history and art, you should go. It takes at least 2 days to see all of it, but you should.

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited with our own guide so had a brief look round the main floor. The history of the building is as interesting as the works of art it contains

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A most interesting an awe inspiring museum. We were limited in time and found everything that we did experience, amazing. The coffee shop is situated in a lovely position and the food was good but a little on the expensive side.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent two hours in there on a first visit to Amsterdam. The museum is magical, beautiful conversion and renovation of a historical building, wonderful spaces. the paintings are just incredible, showcasing the Golden Age of Dutch painting (Rembrandt, Vermeer and many more). There are other things to see as well, ship models and a floor on more modern design. All... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is one of the best I've visited. It's clean and well kept and well laid out. You can't take backpacks in and there are lockers to keep them in for a euro which is returned. I'm unsure what the rules are for families with babies that need changing bags with them. There are lots of different paintings and... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go for all the famous stuff: Rembrandts and Van Goghs etc. It's always amazing to see well known paintings live. The museum is very big so if you're on limited time plan what to see first and take it from there.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Rijksmuseum had a fantastic collection of Dutch 17th century art. If you like that, Don t miss this great museum. Als the garden is lovely with interesting sculptures. So apart from VanGoghMuseum go als to Rijksmuseum.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is not much one can say about this world treasure that has not been said. The Rembrandts and Vermeers are awesome. The writeups are very helpful. If you have a smartphone, you can download the museum's app and listen to the descriptions of many of the paintings on your ear phones.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Rijksmuseum is a beautiful museum full of classic art of various kinds. Of course, one of the main attractions there is the Rembrandt paintings. I had purchased tickets to this museum ahead of time, so when we arrived there, we were able to walk directly in rather than having to stand in line to buy tickets. It was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great mid-size museum (compared to NY and London). We began with the 90 minute highlights audio tour. This introduces you to all the major works in the museum. Then you have the option to either do a 45 or 90 minute tours for each of the last 4 centuries or other exhibits. We did several of the... More 

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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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