|HOME||resources||Flights||look for hotels||press release|
Rijksmuseum should be on the top of your list in the trip of Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the largest museum of art and history in the Netherlands. Every year more than a million people visit here making the city one of the most popular cultural attractions. Around 400 people work in the museum. It is in fact one of the most important national treasure. The glory is so stretched that a large number of tourists get attracted to this museum every year. Museum’s centerpiece and attraction is the Rembrandt’s masterpiece “The Night Watch”. The paintings of 17th Century (Netherlands’ Golden age), by the Great artist Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” and Jan Steen’s depictions of daily life are very famous among the visitors. These paintings tell the impressive tale of political, economical and artistic wonder of Holland’s Golden Age.
The Rijksmuseum also houses the superb collection of art from the 18th and 19th century. This wonderful and magnificent collection includes old doll’s house, a wealth of silver and delftware ceramics, prints, drawings and the artistic examples of mysterious Asian Art, Dutch history. In addition to this sculpture of porcelain pieces, ornaments, bronze, copper, furniture, glass, fashion and other decorative items of different mediums are another area of interest. The main attraction is the collection of the renowned paintings from Holland’s Golden Age. Besides this the renewed presentation on the history of the Netherlands has also been displayed here.
This building at the northern edge of Museum Square was opened in 1885 and designed by architect Cuypers. The museum was constructed in the Gothic and Renaissance styles. The garden of Rijksmuseum was also designed by Cuypers. It was opened with the purpose to display the greatest art of the country. This is the museum famous for the classic collection of art. Objects from various countries as India, Japan, China, Indonesia etc. are included in Asiatic Art. Some of the objects lying here are displayed regularly some appears as temporary as Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” is very famous and is a part of permanent collection. These paintings speak themselves of their unique art. Visitors will also find a variety of work by other famous Dutch painters along with art work from around the world.
The museum is internationally renowned for its exhibitions and publications. Besides this it is a good resource of education also. The print room of Rijksmuseum is also exhibited temporarily that last for a few months. Many of the events as tea ceremony, garden visit etc. are regularly held in the Rijksmuseum, so take the information in advance!
It features more than 400 works from Golden Age. One can spend hours viewing these artistic features and don’t forget to read the walls. Facility of Audio Guide in many languages as English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese and the publication “The Masterpieces”, the text of the work that has been seen, is also available which will be a good reminder of your wonderful trip. These could be obtained from the Museum shops. The visit is made more interesting and informative by providing the services of text, lectures, guided tours, publications, library, shop, group programs and informative Desk.
Books, posters, postcards and many other items are available for sale in the official museum shops. Café and vendors on Museumplein are available for dining purpose. Transport facilities are well organized to reach the destination. Various tram services to reach museum are available from different stations. Canal buses, museum boats or car is the other source to reach the museum. Car parking is available at Q Park parking garage at Museumplein.
Although the museum is open throughout the year except 1st January, then also before planning this trip one should get aware of the timing schedule. You can get the information of special events and the exhibitions that is going to take place in coming period online also. Much rush could be experienced on the weekends so visit on a weekday (early in the morning or extended hours of Friday night) is quite comfortable. If you want to avoid standing the long lines for the tickets, it is better to arrange them in advance or online. You can also get the information from the hotel also where you are residing at. The lines are much longer in summer or in the tourist season.
|Other Travel : INDIA TOURISM|
|Museums||Shopping||Weather||Parks||Transportation||Guide to Cuisine||Churches||Amsterdam Travel|
|Restaurants||Cafes||Biking||Canals||Art Galleries||Events & Celebrations||Canal View||Amsterdam Hotels|
|<< HOME PAGE >>|