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“Beautifully presented gallery.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier))
+31 20 674 7000
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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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“Beautifully presented gallery.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Although I believe they are still completing work on the Rijksmuseum, hours and hours can be spent strolling through the galleries. There are so many wonderful pieces of art and artefacts to immerse yourself in. The Rembrandt's and the model ship room were definitely the highlights for me.

Visited November 2013
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“Two words: Night Watch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I didn't make it in time to get on the English guided tour for the time period I wanted - which would have covered Vermeer and Rembrandt, but I picked up the (cheap) audioguide and spent a great couple hours in this real treasure of the Netherlands.

If you love Vermeer you will be disappointed as there are not too many of his works here (but the ones that are, are enjoyable) but the Night Watch is worth the price of admission alone. Grand in size and scope, and virtuosic in technique, it's worth contemplating for a good long while.

It's a comprehensive museum, but not one that leaves you despairing at trying to see it all. Which is always a mark of a great museum experience.

Visited April 2014
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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“Allot enough time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There is a lot to see here so allow yourself time to enjoy without rushing.

The Nightwatch is a must see but unfortunately that is where the heaviest crowds are but there are many less crowded paces in the museum.

We went for a while and then took a break having lunch in the cafe near the Amsterdam sign (can't remember the name - but good) and then went back in. This allowed a break so as not to be overwhelmed.

Visited June 2014
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“Rembrandt's Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Night Watch painting by Rembrandt is spectacular. A must visit. Also, four (4) Vermeer's on display, including the Milkmaid.

Visited June 2014
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“Outstanding museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This museum is absolutely wonderful. The building itself is beautiful, with nice sculptures on the grounds, and the exhibits are varied and high quality; we had no trouble spending most of one day here. The audioguides are informative and worth the money

Visited June 2014
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