The Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum

Another one of Amsterdam’s great museums.

I like the Rijksmuseum , it has some of the worlds best and best known paintings; including The Nightwatch by Rembrandt 1642, Actually its called the Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch’ The painting is over 3m tall and 4m wide.

The Nightwatch
The Nightwatch

The Rijksmuseum also has paintings by Vermeer

The Girl With the Perl Earring

The Milkmaid

Frans Hals

Family Portrait in a Landscape
Two Boys Singing

and others too numerous to list here.
I was a bit disappointed because most of the museum is still under renovation and is off limits. I was expecting to spend a couple of hours or more there, I spent a bit more than an hour.

I am still impressed with the masterpieces and I know that the only place to see some of them, especially the Nightwatch, will be at the Rijksmuseum. Hopefully I will be able to return after 2010 to see the museum after the renovations.

I’m glad I have the museum card and didn’t have to pay the admission charge.
The museum card is a great way to save money on some of the best museums in The Netherlands.(I’ll have more information about the Museum card in another post)