Free entrance to the Rijksmuseum
You can order the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam entry online. It turns out to be convenient because we do not have to queue up. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Everybody should visit for himself The Netherlands, his art and his history. We use the departure day of our trip to the Netherlands for a flying visit. We get to know Dutch masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer. However, we mostly look at their masterpieces from afar. We are not the only ones who want to see them. But we dive into the history of the HOC. We also learn a lot about the Dutch. Best of all: we see one of my favorite portraits of Vincent van Gogh.
During our visit there is a special exhibition with the works of Rembrandt. Therefore we start our tour of Holland's painting with a boat tour. It leads us through the canals of Amsterdam in the footsteps of Rembrandt. It is run by an actress. It represents Hendrickje Stoffels. With her, Rembrandt began a relationship after the death of his wife. That's how “Hendrickje” tells us about her life with the painter. She tells how she gave birth to his daughter as a love affair. We also get an insight into the life of the Rembrandt van Rijns family.
Rembrandt and Vermeer
Equipped with the Stories from “Hendrijckje Stoffels” we visit the Rijksmuseum's gallery of honor. We can only see Rembrandt van Rijn's night watch from a distance. The rush of visitors is too great. We prefer to visit the adjoining rooms instead. There we see other works by Rembrandt. Below that is his self-portrait. "Hendrickje" praised us on the boat tour of Rembrandt's Knubbelase. We can now admire this. The masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam include “The woman who reads a letter”. Also "The Milkmaid" by Johannes Vermeer. They also testify to the skills of the 17th century masters from Holland.
Many works by these artists provide an insight into the life of Holland. This includes “The Fête Champêtre” by Dirck Hals. In it, a society celebrates life in the country. "The happy fiddler" by Gerard van Honthorst likes to speak to alcohol. Both his expression and the glass in his hand prove that.
East India company
As a friend of the discovery story I find the exhibitions about the East India Company Hollands in the Rijksmuseum interesting. Shown are pictures and drawings. These present the way of the Dutch on the northern route through the Arctic to the west. They also give an insight into their routes to Southeast Asia. Sailors repel a polar bear with the spear. This comes dangerously close to them. Hendrick Cornelisz Vroom's painting by 1599 shows the return of the second expedition to the East Indies. Insights into a time when the earth was not so well known!
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We learn more about the trading activities of the Dutch East India Company. In addition, their relationships with the Indians are an issue. As well as their entanglements in the sugar trade of the Caribbean and in the slave trade.
The time before our departure in the evening is still enough for a tour of the Renaissance works. These are located in the basement of the Rijksmuseum. We also take a look at Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait. Before that, only a few visitors are gathered. Maybe it's because the painting does not have the dimensions of Rembrandt's Night Watch?
Bibliotheek of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
Even if you are not researching in the archives of this library, take a look at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Bibliotheek. It is almost a sight in itself. From above, you can have a look into the library's reading room from the 19. Throw century.
The research library of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the most important libraries in the world. Here you will find everything from auction and exhibition catalogs to books, periodicals and annual reports relating to the museum's collections. If you want to research, you need an access permit. Information can be found on the library page.
Practical for the Rijksmuseum:
If you have an evening flight from Amsterdam, then this day can be combined with a visit to the museum. We drop our luggage at the airport. Then we take the bus 197 from the Schiphol Airport Plaza to the Rijksmuseum. You save time by ordering the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam entry online. So you bypass queues.
The museum is open from 9.00 - 17.00. From there we reach our return flight against 21.00 clock.
Information about the museum you can find under this link.
The Rijksmuseum Shop is located in the atrium of the museum. He is open 365 days from 9: 00 to 18: 00 clock. There are products specifically for the museum. In the basement there are books.
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Prices and opening hours you can find under this link.
There is parking near the Rijksmuseum. Parking fee is required. Alternatively there is a parking garage under the Museumsplein. Map, Q-park, Van Baerelstraat 33b, entrance at the Concertgebouw site
The restaurant always invites chefs. If you don't want to eat in the museum restaurant, you can find a selection of them at Lust 'till Dawn best restaurants in Amsterdam.
Mon to Sat, 11.30 - 15 | 17 - 22 clock
So 11.30 - 15 clock
Information about Amsterdam and surroundings
As the participants of our blogger journey experienced Amsterdam, you can read here:
- Claudia from Claudi around the world was with us in Amsterdam and Leiden. She's got along Rembrandt and his story deals. Under this link you can learn more about the painter.
- Katharina von Niederlandeeblog has the Late Rembrandt special exhibition at the Rijksmuseum besucht.
If you have more time for Amsterdam and Holland, a trip is worthwhile:
Source: Research on site for Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Admission. We thank the Rijksmuseum and Rembrandt Cruises for the invitation. A thank you as well Simone from To Holland for the travel organization. Information is available in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Wiki.
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