The Netherlands is the country that has a lot of museums. The Rijksmuseum is the largest national museum and most visited by tourists who visited the Netherlands. Noted that tourist visits to the Rijksmuseum always increase from year to year. Until the year 2014, an estimated 2,450,000 people visit this museum.
This museum has been outstanding for more than two centuries. Including the most visited museum than the other museums in the world. Therefore, do not be surprised if Rijksmuseum is one of the top 10 museums in the world. Its existence is parallel to the Louvre Museum in Paris, France and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York, United States.
After some time on the move, finally in 1808 the Rijksmuseum is in place now. This magnificent building was designed by Dutch architect named Peter J.H. Cuypers (Pierre Cuypers). The Rijksmuseum is the building with the architectural style of “Dutch-Neo Renaissance” with elements of the neo-Gothic for decoration.
There are a variety of collections owned by the Rijksmuseum. Its main collection of historical objects and paintings from many Dutch painting masters such as Rembrandt and Vincent van Gogh, as well as many other fine painters from the Netherlands itself and other painters from around the world. There are also antique objects relating to Dutch culture, as well as old books and other print materials, up of a diverse collection of classic photography.
Rijksmuseum should be included in the list of places to visit when traveling up the Netherlands. The museum is open every day of the year for visitors from 9 am to 5 pm. The admission price for adults is 17.50 euros, while for children from 18 years and under are free. Tickets can be purchased over the counter are available at the museum or can be purchased online through the site belongs to the Rijksmuseum.
Access to the very famous museum is very easy. There are many public transport links that can be taken to get the Rijksmuseum. If you are tourists who stay in the city of Amsterdam, it can start the journey from Amsterdam Central Station by using tram line 2 and 5 and get off at Hobbemastraat. Or if you want to explore the Amsterdam city, it can ride the tram line 6, 7, or 10 and get off at Spiegelgracht.
If you use a public bus, you can use the bus with the number 145, 170, or 172 to then go down at the stop Hobbemastraat. As for tourist buses will usually parked near Philips Wings on the left side of the Museumplein in Paulus Potterstraat.
Rijksmuseum building consists of two parts that is square, each of which has an atrium in the middle. The entrance is in the middle and on the first floor of the building will be found Honorary Galleries (Gallery of Honor). There is also an additional part of the building is a little separate so-called Philips Wing that showcases the history of Dutch architecture.
There are more than 1 million objects in this museum. But only 8 thousand objects are exhibited in the display to visitors. These objects consist of objects of art, crafts, and historical objects dating from the 1200s until the 2000s. During his time at the museum, visitors are allowed to use the camera, either to record video or photos, with no record of using a flash and tripod.