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The history of the Rijksmuseum

The impressive Museum am Museumplein opened the doors for the first time in July 1885. Originally the museum has its roots in The Hague, where they exhibited the valuable collections of Dutch stewards. Only on the orders of King Louis Bonaparte the collection was brought to Amsterdam. In 1876 work began on the construction of the Rijksmuseum, designed by P. J. H. Cuyper. In 1890 the museum was expanded. In the following decades, it came again and again to renovation and remodeling. However, the largest alterations took place from 2003 to 2013.

What you can see in the Rijksmuseum 

Around 14,500 m2, you can admire the great artists of the Netherlands. Over 8,000 masterpieces can be seen here. From the maid with a milk jug to Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch'. Delftware ceramics, ship models, photos, sculptures and Asian art are also part of the exhibition. Do not forget to take a look at the imposing library!