The Rijksmuseum Returns: 9 masterpieces from the collection

After a 10 year long makeover, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is getting ready to open its door again. The Rijksmuseum is the Dutch national museum of art and history, where masterpieces by Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer and other great painters, mingle with 17th-century blunderbusses and Delft blue pottery. The 128 years old neo-gothic building has been totally revamped, and all 8,000 artifacts can now be found in a different place.

With the new format you will be able to walk through a time period. This is very different compared to the old museum, where there were separate rooms for paintings, glass, silver, and other collections. The intention of this new format is to create a feeling of beauty in relation to Dutch art and a feeling for the time itself.

The museum opens its doors this Saturday, can’t wait till then? Take a look at some of their masterpieces on Europeana!

Het melkmeisje – Johannes Vermeer

The Girl in Blue by Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck, Public Domain

Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem by Rembrandt van Rijn, Public Domain

The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn, Public Domain

Infanticide at Bethlehem by Cornelis van Haarlem

The Floating Feather by Melchior d’ Hondecoeter, Public Domain

The Love letter by Johannes Vermeer, Public Domain#

Portrait of Gerard Andriesz Bicker by Bartholomeus van der Helst, Public Domain

Wedding portrait by Frans Hals, Public Domain

One thought on “The Rijksmuseum Returns: 9 masterpieces from the collection”

  1. A great post about one of the most fascinating museums of Europe – thank you very much, Anna! The concept of Rijksmuseum is stunning and worth experiencing in every way.

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