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Rijksmuseum

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Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum (English: National Museum) is the Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history. 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 museum has a collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000, among which are masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer.

Masterpieces of the Rijksmuseum

About the Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

  • Name:               Rijksmuseum
  • City:                  Amsterdam
  • Established:    1800
  • Collection:       1+ million objects
  • Type:               Arts and History Museum
  • Location:         Museumstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Photo Credit: 1) By Danbu14 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons