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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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.
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. However, it remains on view — encased in a glass enclosure. Rijksmuseum visitors will be able to follow the entire study- and restoration in person as well as online via a livestream.
NOTE: The Rijksmuseum reopened on June 1, 2020 after having been closed during the height of the coronavirus crisis.
The top 5 museums in the Netherlands, as measured by the number of visitors during the year 2019, are all located in Amsterdam.
The Rijksmuseum currently presents — for the first and only time — a unique, temporary exhibition of all 22 paintings, 60 drawings and more than 300 best examples of Rembrandt’s prints in its collection.
This special event is part of a year-long commemoration of the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death.