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The Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum was opened in 1885 and is best known for its collection of 17th century Dutch Masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. The most notable of these painting is Rembrandt's masterpiece . The museum contains thousands of other paintings and artefacts in its Asiatic collection, Print Room, Dutch History and Applied Arts sections. A visit to the museum should include a trip into its delightful garden adorned with bright flowers, fountains, sculptures and summerhouses. Nestled within the garden is a collection depicting five centuries of Dutch architecture. It is advisable to consult a map or purchase a CD audio tour for an orientation to the extensive collection.

Note that the Rijksmuseum is currently undergoing renovations, and although still open to visitors, structural work is ongoing and only scheduled for completion in 2012.


Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 1
Website: www.rijksmuseum.nl
Telephone: (020) 674 7000
Transportation: Tram 2 or 5 from Central Station to Hobbemastraat
Opening Time: Open daily rom 9am to 6pm (closing at 10pm on Fridays). Closed 1 January
Admission: EUR12.50 (adults). Under 18s are free and concessions are available

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