The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Museums - The Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam features works largely drawn from the "Dutch golden age" of the 17th century when the relatively newly formed Republic was at the forefront of countries and leading the world in terms of it`s contribution to matters of science, art, trade and military excellence. The museum was established in the Hague in the year 1800 but was moved to Amsterdam in 1808 on the order of King Louise Bonaparte ( Napoleans brother)
Works featured on this page include:-
Left - "The little street - Delft" by Vermeer
Below - "The Milkmaid" by Vermeer
Bottom - "The nightwatch" by Rembrandt
Art and Artists of the Rijksmuseum
The Dutch masters of "the Golden age" were to be hugely influential in the development of European art and were to remain unchallenged in this role until the rise of the controversial and "rebellious" impressionists of the mid to late 19th century, The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam contains many of the finest examples of works by iconic 17th century artists such as Rembrandt, and Vermeer along with many fine paintings by the excellent Frans Hals and Jan Steen amongst others ( the images of "Dutch old masters" works in the museums section of this website have been copied from images held on Wikipedia - no reproduction is permitted without reference and adherence to terms and conditions contained within the relevant section of wikipedia)
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam - Opening hours, ticket prices and sundry information
Opening hours at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam are from 9.00 until 18.00 hours with the museum ticket office closing at 15.30. The Museum is particularly busy in the high season between April and June, and the visitor should possibly time his visit to be either very early or late at this busy time. Please note that no bags and suitcases larger than 55 x 35 x 25 cm will be allowed in the Museum.
The museum has no restaurant facillity but does have three shops, a library, a reading room and a print room for use by visitors.
Tickets are available online for groups and individuals and also at the museum itself with prices starting at 12.50 Eu for adults with free admission for children and young adults under 18.