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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Address: Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 20 674 7000
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The completely renovated...

The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The completely renovated Rijksmuseum tells the story of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and more! Most famous is Rembrandt's masterpiece the Night Watch. A new display of the collection, a renewed building, new public facilities, a revamped garden and a new Asian Pavilion. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

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A wonderful museum. We went first thing in the morning and by doing so we missed the busloads of tourists - we planned the most important things we wanted to see and went... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

A wonderful museum. We went first thing in the morning and by doing so we missed the busloads of tourists - we planned the most important things we wanted to see and went straight to them. By the time we left the museum it was becoming very crowded.

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This museum has such a variety of art to see and appreciate. We spent 3 hours and could have stayed longer. Don't forget the outside gardens, which are free. Although we didn't do it, we were told that we could go in and out during the day and not have to pay to re-enter.

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Yavne'el, Israel
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The museum and his surroundings are impressive. There are an important pictures over there. I felt theres lack of diversification not enough sculptures, not enough interest invested in it. I was a bit disappointed

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

By now everyone knows that this museum houses a veritable history of fine art mostly emanating from the Netherlands. Franz Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Gogh, and many others were there, as well as an amazing collection of medieval art. My big surprise was a wonderful full-length portrait by Whistler. And don't ignore the architecture of the building itself. They spent... More 

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

What a collection of art works. We had the audio guide and could easily have spent hours and hours there as we kept listening to the "more information" options. As it was we managed to see the main Vermeer and Rembrandt paintings and still had to miss out certain galleries as it was closing. I'm sure we could go back... More 

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Lovely museum , great afternoon spent wondering around the museum. A must place to visit during your stay

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Great collection certainly no doubt about it... The best thing about Europe I would say is the love for art and Rijksmuseum is a testimony...

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had already bought tickets online for the " fast lane" entrance and this proved to be a good move. There really isn't a lot I can add to the many comments that have been made, except maybe to recommend breaking up your visit ( which can be pretty exhausting with so much wonderful stuff to see ) with a... More 

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Reviewed 31 October 2016

All these years, four works keep me coming to the Rijk each time I am in Amsterdam. Yes, they are the four paintings by Vermeer. Each time I come and see them, it's like visiting old friends. It helps that they live in a magnificent house, along with Rembrandt and another of my personal favorite, Avercamp, but if the Vermeers... More 

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Just stunning. Go early when it opens and chances are you might have the place for yourself. The restoration makes this former dark and gloomy museum a total delight. Restaurant attached to it on way to a Van Gogh museum is fantastic. Boring shop.

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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