Who owns the Rijksmuseum?
In 2013 and 2014, it was the most visited museum in the Netherlands with record numbers of 2.2 million and 2.47 million visitors. It is also the largest art museum in the country….Rijksmuseum.
|Rijksmuseum at the Museumplein in 2016|
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|President||Jaap de Hoop Scheffer|
What is special about the Rijksmuseum?
The Rijksmuseum houses over one million artworks and can display upwards of 8,000 pieces at one time. This vast collection contains many masterpieces created by preeminent historical figures and includes work by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh.
How long does it take to visit the Rijksmuseum?
If you like to visit the whole museum you need at least 4 to 5 hours. If you have only 2 or 3 hours, you can get a good idea of the highlights of the museum’s collection, such as the Gallery of Honour and the 17th and 19th century collections.
Why is it called the Rijksmuseum?
After King Willem I came to the throne in 1813, the museum and the national print collection from The Hague were both relocated to Trippenhuis, a 17th-century city palace situated on Kloveniersburgwal. It was christened the ‘Rijks Museum’, or ‘national museum’.
Who designed the Rijksmuseum?
Pierre CuypersRijksmuseum / Architect
The main building of the Rijksmuseum has undergone a spectacular transformation. The lead architect for the renovation was Seville-based architecture firm Cruz y Ortiz. They based their ideas on the original design by Pierre Cuypers, the 19th-century architect of the museum.
What famous pieces are at the Rijksmuseum?
5 Unmissable Paintings at the Rijksmuseum
- 1. ‘ Woman Reading A Letter’ by Johannes Vermeer.
- 2. ‘ The Merry Family’ by Jan Steen.
- 3. ‘ The Windmill at Wijk bij Duurstede’ by Jacob van Ruisdael.
- 4. ‘ The Night Watch’ by Rembrandt van Rijn.
- 5. ‘ Cimon and Pero (Roman Charity)’ by Peter Paul Rubens.
What can you see at Rijksmuseum?
1 – The Great Hall. This is probably one of the most beautiful galleries and something you shouldn’t miss in the Rijksmuseum.