The Rijskmuseum is located on the Museumplein in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Founded in the nineteenth century, the Rijksmuseum was initially established in The Hague and was later shifted to Amsterdam. Rijksmuseum has a large collection of paintingsfrom the Golden Ageof the Dutch in the seventeenth century and other artefacts from Asia. Some of the famous works are by Jacob van Ruysdael, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Rembrandt. The Museumplein houses three other museums which serve as additional attractions.
Established with a collection of merely 200 paintings, the museum now houses almost 5,000 rare paintings. Sculptures, historical objects and the works of Asiatic Art account for a collection of another 43,000. The museum has three shops where one can shop for home ware, replicas of paintings, stationery, books and so on.
The Rijksmuseum is sometimes called Holland’s treasure trove. The largest
museum for art and history in the Netherlands, is world famous for its collection.THE
COLLECTIONThe Rijksmuseum has five departments: Paintings, Sculpture
and Applied Arts, Print Cabinet,... more Asian Art and Dutch History. The centerpiece
of the collection is the renowned paintings from Holland’s Golden Age.
Here you will find works from Vermeer, Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Rembrandt.
The jewel in the crown is of course Rembrandt’s masterpiece, the Night
Watch. In the Rijksmuseum you will also find magnificent collections of silver,
Delft Blue, dolls houses, prints, drawings, mysterious Asian art and a completely
renewed presentation on the history of the Netherlands.MORE THAN JUST
ART Events are regularly organized in the Rijksmuseum. Tea ceremonies,
garden visits and discussion afternoons are all examples of special events.
If you want to know more about the Museum's collection then you can take a familiarization
course. In this guided tours of the Museum are given by experts. As well as
these activities you can attend one of the many lectures. Or why not take a
guided tour? Guided tours are often organized in conjunction with specific exhibitions.BUILDING
AND GARDEN The Rijksmuseum is located in a monumental building designed
by the architect Cuijpers. The building dates from 1885 and has beautiful details
such as tile tableaus, sculptures, proverbs and ornaments. The Rijksmuseum’s
garden was also designed by Cuijpers and is certainly worth a visit.
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