The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the foremost art museum in the Netherlands
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the foremost art museum in the Netherlands. It is the most visited museum in the country, and heads the Top 5 Most Visited Museums in Amsterdam.
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Rijksmuseum translates to ‘National Museum.’ It carries Dutch art from the years 1200-2000. As such the museum is home to masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, by painters like Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Vermeer.
The collection is displayed in context rather than chronologically.
For instance, a room that displays paintings of sailing vessels at sea may include a model of a ship, as well as objects that would have been carried on board at the time.
The Rijksmuseum includes one of the world’s most famous paintings: The Night Watch, by Rembrandt.
Many tourists visit the museum on more than one occasion. They either to see a part of its collection at a time, or return for the special, temporary exhibitions.
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Quick: What is the official name of Rembrandt’s most famous painting, The Night Watch? And what does the painting depict?
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam sees 2.2 million visitors a day — and most of them want to see The Night Watch.
Created in 1642, the painting is currently being restored.
New: view an ultra high resolution photo of the Night Watch.
In 2023 the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam organized a “once in a lifetime” exhibition of works by Johannes Vermeer — one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age.
This was the most visited exposition in the history of the Rijksmuseum, which opened its doors in 1885.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the premier art museum in the Netherlands. It is the most visited museum in the country.
The Rijksmuseum is devoted to several national collections — and consists of Dutch art from the earliest moments to the 19th century. One of its most popular paintings is The Night Watch, by Rembrandt.
The top 5 museums in the Netherlands, as measured by visitor numbers, are all located in Amsterdam.
Mind you, we quote pre-pandemic, pre-lockdown statistics.
But there’s no reason to assume this list we change any time soon.