The Rijksmuseum

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The vast neoclassical brick castle of the Rijksmuseum—is set in gardens leading to Museumplein and onward to the Van Gogh Museum and the Concertgebouw.


Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

An unparalleled journey through 800 years of Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to the present day. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

The Netherlands' greatest museum, the famed Rijksmuseum is home to Rembrandt's Night Watch, Vermeer's The Milk Maid, and a near infinite selection of world-famous masterpieces. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Most of it is closed, but key paintings and other works from the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age can be viewed in the museum's Philips Wing. Full review →



The Rijksmuseum is the Louvre of the Netherlands—meaning you won’t see it all in one go, and it’s worth returning to again and again. Full review →


Let's Go

The heart of the museum is the second-floor gallery of art from the Dutch Golden Age. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Netherlands' premier art trove, splashing Rembrandts, Vermeers and 7500 other masterpieces over 1.5km of galleries. Full review →

Other must-sees are the Delftware (blue-and-white pottery), intricately detailed dolls' houses and brand-new Asian Pavilion.

Michelin Guide 55

Famed for its 17C paintings, the museum also has other magnificent collections. Full review →


The Telegraph

The Old Masters section is least crowded in the late afternoon, and if the children are getting tetchy, a 1917 bi-plane at the top of the west wing might do the trick. Full review →


Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

Designed by PJH Cuypers and opened in 1885, the Rijksmuseum holds the country's largest collection of art and artefacts, including 40 Rembrandts and four Vermeers. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

One of Europe’s great art museums, the red-brick, neo-Gothic national art museum devotes 14 rooms to more than 400 Dutch masterpieces. Full review →

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