The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
If you’re in Amsterdam you must visit the National Museum of Holland: the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. The National Museum is located at Museum Square, which is situated in the city center of Amsterdam. The National Museum, the Rijksmuseum, is home to a wonderful collection of Dutch art and history. After a visit to the Rijksmuseum you will have more historical and cultural awareness and you will have seen some of the greatest Dutch cultural highlights.
Masterpieces of the National Museum
All together the collection of the Rijksmuseum presents the history of the Netherlands in an international context from 1100 to present. These are a few historical and cultural Dutch icons you cannot miss:
- Rembrandt’s Night Watch (de Nachtwacht) is one of the most famous works by a Dutch master and will steal your breath away.
- Rijksmuseum has one of the finest collections with paintings by great masters of the 17th century, such as Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Vermeer and Rembrandt van Rijn'.
- Just like at the Historical Museum of The Hague, the Rijksmuseum presents beautiful, luxury dolls’ houses, furnished in the finest detail, dating back to 1676.
- If you can't make it to Royal Delft than you can always enjoy some of the finest Delftware from tea-sets to vases at the National Museum.
Must See Museum in Amsterdam
Whether you’re planning a short or a long stay in Amsterdam, you must visit the Rijksmuseum. Make sure you come early to avoid the crowds. Combine the Rijksmuseum with one of the other nearby cultural highlights, like the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Coster Diamonds.
Relocation of the Night Watch
Rembrandt van Rijn's famous Night Watch was returned to the Rijksmuseum's main location in March. Due to the renovation work on the museum, the painting was exhibited in another wing in the past 9 years. You can watch a video about the painting being moved here.