The new Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam

It is one of the most important museums in the world and has just been reopened, after a long period of works and transformations. It is the new and modern Rijksmuseum, reinvented by Sevillian architects Antonio Cruz Y Antonio Ortiz.

After no less than a decade of work, and although there are still some fringes, the modernization The Dutch museum seems to have come to an end. In fact, it was inaugurated on April 13. The result is spectacular. A much brighter and more spacious building, with 80 new rooms ready to host the best works of art. The new Rijksmuseum, one of the best museums in Amsterdam, is worth a visit.

A new concept of exhibiting art

It is the perfect excuse to escape to Amsterdam: contemplate the mythical Night Watch, by Rembrandt, exhibited in his new museum. And it is that, although the famous painting is still in the same place as always, the Rijskmuseum has changed thanks to a remodeling deep that has lasted more than ten years. There the history of Dutch art from the Middle Ages to the 20th century is exposed. Now the collection has been rearranged chronologically so that it is possible to enjoy it in all its value.

The central points of the remodeling carried out by the Spanish architects Cruz and Ortiz are the liberation of the patios, in which it has been tried to recover as much as possible its original state, and the conception of a New Entry that, in addition, it had to respect the public bicycle path (something essential in this city so bikefriendly).

The result is a museum bright, with an open staircase that leads the visitor to a large central hall, and with new exhibition rooms in which paintings and works of art acquire the dimension they really have. A library and the Asian Pavilion, made of wood and glass, complete the renovation of the Rijksmuseum.

THE NEW RIJKSMUSEUM - Official Trailer (August 2022)

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