‘A feel for beauty, a sense of time’ is the motto of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which was entirely renovated in 2013 for € 375 million. Since 1885, the museum has been located in the National Museum building, designed by Dutch architect P.J.H. Cuypers.
The collection offers an overview of Dutch art and history from the late Middle Ages onwards. Works include those by the 17th-century Dutch masters Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen.
The entire collection, including drawings, prints and photographs, encompasses around 1 million pieces. The museum is able to accommodate 1.5 to 2 million visitors each year. With 80 viewing spaces and a total area of 30,000m2, you might even be lucky enough to encounter a Rembrandt on your own. His famous Nachtwacht can be found in the heart of the building. The museum regularly organizes temporary exhibitions that are well worth a visit. For modern art lovers, the Van Gogh museum and the Stedelijk Museum is situated just a stone's throw away from 't Rijks’.