If you love the Dutch masters, the Rijksmuseum has to be on your list of places to visit in The Netherlands. This museum features over 400 works of the masters from the Golden Age in surprising combinations in one wing alone. Come prepared to spend a full day viewing the works on exhibition as well as interacting with the special exhibits in a venue that is newly renovated. Featuring doll houses, Delftware, a wealth of silver, icons of Dutch history and of course the paintings by the great masters of the 17th century, the Rijksmuseum is open every day except January 1st. The Rijksmuseum is situated in the heart of Amsterdam in the famous Museum Quarter.
For more information or to see what special events and exhibitions are currently taking place, visit the Rijkmuseum’s web site - tours include options for an Audio Guide, publications like "The Masterpieces" and text boards providing information about the work being viewed. Special programs and texts for children are also available as well as guides if so desired. The Audio Tour is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Dutch, and the publication "The Masterpieces", which is available in the museum shop and online, serves as the definitive guide to the presentations as well as a wonderful reminder of your visit. You will not regret visiting this museum on your holiday in The Netherlands! Make sure you reserve an entire day for it and to be there early in the morning!
Address: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands
Open hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: +31 20 674 7000
Architect: Pierre Cuypers
Province: North Holland