The unique position Rijksmuseum gained in the world throughout the centuries, comes not only from the possession of many masterpiece paintings of Dutch and world art. Along the masterworks like Rembrandt’s “Night watch”, several paintings by Vermeer, van Dyck and Jan Steen, the museum has truly exceptional collection of the antique objects of the material Dutch culture, vast collection of prints, drawings and the classic photography.
The immense collection of the Rijksmuseum outgrew its 19th C. building and since december of 2003, the Rijksmuseum was reconstructed. The completely new, modern exhibit has been built. The Museum reopened after 10 years of renovation in April of 2013.