The National Museum of the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum, has been housed on this location since 1885. It recently underwent a ten-year, €375 million renovation. The Rijksmuseum has over 5,000 paintings (including Rembrandt's Night Watch), and an emphasis on the Dutch Golden Age. But it's not just paintings - there's sculpture, an exhibition of clothing and weapons, and one of the finest libraries you'll ever see.
The Dutch architect P.J.H. Cuypers designed this elegant building, and even put himself in the design as one of the statues on the roof.
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The Skip the line ticket made my experience of entering the museum a breeze and I avoided the long queue. Definitely opt for it if you are running short of time.
1. Download their free app and carry your headphones along, you will have access to their audio tour without paying 5 Euros for their audio headset
2. Choose the Highlights tour if you have only 90 minutes in hand, and definitely take a copy of the Rijks map from the information centre before starting your tour. It can get confusing otherwise.