Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum – Wow, what a museum! this really is the King of museums. A huge collection of art and objects from Dutch history. first opened in The Hague in 1800, it soon moved to Amsterdam in 1808. It now has a huge collection of over 1 million art objects and only a small proportion of those, around 8,000 is on display at any one time. The biggest art museum in the country, it also gets the most visitors with over 2.5 million people going through the doors every year. In 2013 it reopened after a 10-year refit. The most famous artwork inside is Rembrandts The Nightwatch. That is currently being restored – not hidden away in a lab, but it is being worked on in the museum in full view of visitors. What a great idea! See the Rijksmuseum official page here and for more museums see our handy listing.