We decided to enter the grand building where the Rijksmuseum is situated on a chilly spring morning. When entering, warm air hit us; we were pleased that we had made the right decision, as we think museums and cold days go together!
It is instead an imposing building when first entering it. Looking like startled possums in headlights due to the people and activities going on. We were trying to find out where to purchase our tickets. When the rush of individuals eventually dispersed, we quickly scanned all over the foyer until we saw where we needed to buy our tickets. We did find it downstairs and in a far corner; there is a helpdesk in the middle of the vast foyer with smiling women to assist if needed; that is the last resort for us, and much more fun finding things ourselves!. Be warned in the high season, buying tickets online is advisable unless you don’t mind lining up in the queue.
With 800 years represented in Rijksmuseum, I can’t possibly show you all in one blog post, hence just a few of many that we thought were intriguing. If you want to check out the more popular, here is a list by the tourist board – I Amsterdam – 10 Rijks Museum highlights.
One sector the squire enjoyed the most was the area depicting the era when Napolean ruled. There was a massive painting of the war; it filled the wall from the floor to the ceiling and possibly that much again width-wise. Plus, there was an old replica of an ancient ship – excellent.
Bringing you to the present , with a photomontage – Old Apples, by Ella Reitsma.
Now for the pièce de résistance,
the genuinely magnificent library and the building that housed Rijks Museum.
There is so much more to view in this award-winning Museum; for more information, explore some of the below websites or even better, go and visit this Museum on your travels. http://rijksmuseumamsterdam.blogspot.ch/ http://www.iamsterdam.com/en https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rijksmuseum https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g188590-d189379-Reviews-Rijksmuseum-Amsterdam_North_Holland_Province.html