The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, housed in a historic building, has an internationally renowned collection. At its heart are the paintings of the Golden Age in the Netherlands: twenty works by Rembrandt, four by Vermeer, and many others pieces by such artists as Frans Hals and Jan Steen. The brilliant focus of the museum is Rembrandt's 'Night Watch'. Less well known but just as beautiful are the paintings from the Middle Ages and the 18th and 19th century.
But there is more to the museum than paintings: it has superb collections of silver and Delft Blue, old doll's houses, exhibitions of drawings and prints and the mysterious art of Asia.
After ten years of rebuilding, renovation and restoration, the Rijksmuseum has opened its doors on 13 April 2013. Never before has a national museum undergone such a complete transformation of both its building and the presentation of its collection.
adults aged 19 and over: 17,50 EUR
children under 19y: free