Rijksmuseum is one of the most beautiful museums in the Netherlands, boasting stunning Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Dedicated to the history and art of Amsterdam, the museum has an impressive collection of over one million artifacts, including paintings and sculptures dating back 800 years.
Wander along the Gallery of Honour, an exquisite hall lined with masterpieces from the 17th century. It leads to the highlight of the Rijksmuseum, the Night Watch Gallery showcasing Rembrandt’s iconic civic guard portrait. To see a rich collection of sculptures, pottery, and jewelry from China, Japan, and India, explore the Asian Pavillion.
Before you leave, stroll around the peaceful Rijksmuseum Gardens filled with perfectly manicured herbaceous borders, colorful tulips, bronze sculptures, and water fountains. There are plenty of chairs and stretches of lawn to sit back and appreciate the museum’s architecture.
Located in the heart of Museum Square, Rijksmuseum is easy to reach by bus, train or taxi. It’s a 10-minute train ride from Amsterdam Centraal Station and just 20 minutes from Nieuwmarkt Metro Station. With many pedestrianized and cycle-friendly streets, the museum is also easy to reach on foot or by bike.