Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 52° 21.588 E 004° 53.099
31U E 628359 N 5802729
Quick Description: The Rijksmuseum is a Netherlands national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam.
Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 4/20/2015 1:13:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMNQNX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie
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Long Description:
«The Rijksmuseum is a Netherlands national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw.

The Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague in 1800 and moved to Amsterdam in 1808, where it was first located in the Royal Palace and later in the Trippenhuis. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened its doors in 1885. On 13 April 2013, after a ten-year renovation which cost € 375 million, the main building was reopened by Queen Beatrix. In 2013, it was the most visited museum in the Netherlands with a record number of 2.2 million visitors.

The museum has on display 8,000 objects of art and history, from their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000, among which are some masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer. The museum also has a small Asian collection which is on display in the Asian pavilion.»

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Monument Number: 5680

Address of this Rijksmonument:
Museumstraat 1 1071 XX Amsterdam


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Is This Rijksmonument open to the public ?: yes

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