Amsterdam travel guide


Amsterdam Travel Guide

Rijksmuseum, National Museu

Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam Amsterdam is a magnificent city that has some of the best museums in the world. In fact, the Rijksmuseum is one of the oldest and famous in the world. This emblematic cultural hub dates back to two hundreds of years approximately, and it has been evolving and improving a lot since its creation in 1800. Without a doubt, visiting this museum is a must because tourists can acquire a wide cultural understanding about ancient Dutch people.

Even though this stunning museum is located in Amsterdam nowadays, Rijksmuseum was originally built in a different city and it was moved from one town to another several times. However, in the year of 1808 the RijksmuseumNetherland’s King Louis Bonaparte ordered to establish the museum in Amsterdam and named it as the Royal Museum. Few years later, the King Willen changed its name to Rijksmuseum in 1815.

The Rijksmuseum, which in English means “State Museum” was moved for last time in 1885 into an elegant building that was designed by the prestigious architect called Petrus J.H Cuypers. Visitors can see now the impressive Renaissance style that is mixed with Dutch gothic elements.

The Rijksmuseum possesses plenty of amazing and marvelous collections of the Golden Age. We can mention some notable Dutch artists such as Rembrandt and Frans Hals. They created some important artworks like the wedding portrait that was made by Hals and the Jewish bride that was painted by Rembrandt. Furthermore, visitors can find other priceless articles like well-preserved furniture, Delftware porcelain objects and impressive landscape paintings of the great Hendrick Avercamp.

Here is a list of the most famous and popular master pieces in the Rijksmuseum, National Museum:
  • The Doll House
  • The Night Watch (Rembrandt van Rijn)
  • The Merry Family (Jan Steen)
  • The Milkmaid (Johannes Vermeer)
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