The Rijksmuseum is the Dutch national museum, it is situated in Amsterdam. The museum, which was founded in 1800 displays around 8000 objects at any time from its collection of arts and history that is thought to be in the millions. The museum's collection dates from the 13th century to the 21st with its most notable pieces including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer. The museum was originally established in The Hague but moved to Amsterdam a short time later, it is housed in a purpose-built building that opened in 1885 and has just undergone a renovation that cost around 375 million euros.
The museum is situated in museum square, close to other sights such as the Van Gogh Museum. The best way to get to the museum is by Tram, the number 2, 5 and 16 trams stop at the museum's own stop ‘Rijksmuseum’.
Opening Times and Admission
The museum is open every day, 9am-5pm. Cost for entry is set at 17.50 euros for adults, free for under 18s and a 50% off adult price for other concessions. The museum has both a cafe and a restaurant which can be used when visiting the museum.