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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful museum is one of the highest rated in the world. The portrait painting is superb, picturing wealthy and prominent people of the Dutch Golden Age with details of their clothing so fine it fairly jumps out of the frame.

The most famous of all the paintings, Rembrandt's Night Watch, is currently being restored right in front of your eyes. We liked that most of the rooms had cards in several languages explaining the highlight work of art. You could sit on a bench and read the background material right there while seeing the painting in front of you.

Try to do the highlights first, then go on to the many other fine works of art, including a couple of Van Goghs and other Dutch impressionists.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Roshancun
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enormous museum which is 15 minutes walk from Centraal Station or about 2 minutes on a tram to the main museum square. We went in September 2019 and paid 2 x E19 for entry and 2x E5 for multimedia. The ticketing queing is a bit haphazard but it clearly worked to get in early at 09.00 avoiding much of the early party rush. The Nightwatch was still undergoing technical study so was not clear to see. The remainder of the pictures and things were a celebration of dutch pictures and modern objects so do not expect to see much of "European Art". Pictures are well presented and it is easy to see the signature Rembrandt works. Bit of a struggle to get up to see the Bantam airoplane on the 3rd floor since the map, signs and stairs all seem to make it seem easier than it actually is to get to the right place. Allow 2 hours to go around without rushing. Whhelchair users are well catered for, though the lifts can be slow. The shop in the basement is well stocked even if it does target tourist tastes. Excellent, but not cheap so not to a Brits way of thinking, the best value for money.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ajm549
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not everything is my cup of tea. The Rembrandts stand out as well as the Vermeers and the Hobbemas. We came in after 15:00 in the afternoon. Busy, but doable.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the words "Old Masters" are used, the Rijksmuseum is where to find them. This museum celebrates the the apogee of Dutch wealth and influence, focusing on the 16th to 18th century, when wealthy Dutch traders paid local and not-so-local artists to ensure their posterity through fine art. Other eras and artists are represented as well, if not as profusely. What is great is that a visitor can stand literally nose to nose with each canvas, inspecting the brush technique, paint structure and weight, and other clues to the artist's skill. Incredible skill it is, too, with depictions of flowing sleeves, draped clothing, sharp swords and landscapes that leap from the frame. While we were there, the most famous item in the museum, Rembrandt's "The Night Watch" was being micro-scanned digitally, a process that was reported to take several months to complete. It was the only piece not available to a personal eyeball scan. If you're in Amsterdam, this is one place you must not miss.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tom T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 2 hours here in morning, and needed more time. Was an awesome time, lots of different sections. Easy to get around, staff very helpful. Restaurant good value. Be sure to check backpack and jacket.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hop4pen
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