The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is one of the finest museums in Europe. With more than 85,000 works of art, it has the world's most extensive collection of paintings from Rembrandt and his students. Excellent temporary exhibitions are regularly mounted here too.

I'm so glad you've decided to spend some time with us today. I wanted to share five reasons why the Rijksmuseum is a worthwhile place to visit on your next trip to Amsterdam.


  1. World's Most Extensive Collection of Paintings

The Rijksmuseum is home to one of the largest art collections in the world, and it is dominated by the work of Dutch artists. More than half of the 85,000 works of art in this museum are paintings. One of its stars is Rembrandt van Rijn who lived over 400 years ago but still has a strong presence here.

His most famous painting is "The Night Watch"; another is "Night Watch", with 40 other paintings, including 'Young Man with a Guitar'. This painting inspired the title of the movie "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas". Fashioned as a period drama about a German boy and his Jewish father, it has been made into a film several times, most recently in 2008.


  1. One of the World's Great Architecture Collections

Due to its historical significance, the Rijksmuseum is housed in an impressive building designed by acclaimed Dutch architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage. The museum was initially completed in 1889 but was severely damaged during World War II.

Despite these setbacks, Berlage's building remains intact today. It is considered one of the most important examples of Art-Nouveau architecture.


  1. Home to the World's Most Incredible Collection of Golden Treasures

In addition to its many paintings, the Rijksmuseum has an outstanding collection of objects made from precious metals. The museum has more than 8,500 golden objects in its possession, including splendid works from France and Italy and the Netherlands.


  1. Rijksmuseum Hosts Many Excellent Temporary Exhibitions

The Rijksmuseum has a well-deserved reputation for staging exciting exhibitions annually. In fact, if you look at the table below, you will see that they have an average of more than one exhibition a year.


  1. Splendid Collection of Art Created Over Centuries

The Rijksmuseum has an excellent collection of work from all over the world. In addition to paintings by masters like Rembrandt and van Gogh, it also features art from the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh.

If you didn't notice, the museum's logo features a hat. The Rijksmuseum is known for its many hat paintings, dating from the 17th century onwards. There are many different types of hats on display too!

The Rijksmuseum also has an excellent collection of Japanese art, which includes drawings and paintings by artists like Hiroshige and Hokusai. On top of that, it has an international collection of ceramics.

If you love art and want to see more, you can visit the Rijksmuseum whenever you like. Rijksmuseum Tickets cost just €15, including access to the Rietveld Sculpture Garden. You can also consider Rijksmuseum Tours which will be more reasonable to you.

The Rijksmuseum is one of the finest museums on the planet, and it is a delight to visit those who like art and those who are interested in history. It's a great place to spend your time if you're in Amsterdam.