Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: Highlights of the Collection (Amsterdam Museum Books) (Volume 1)

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9781522833628: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: Highlights of the Collection (Amsterdam Museum Books) (Volume 1)

Discover the Treasures of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

A lavishly illustrated publication containing the most important highlights of all centuries displayed in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. A perfect guide to preparing yourself to your visit. It makes sure that you'll recognize and fully enjoy the masterworks when visiting this greatest treasure trove of Holland.

Written in an engaging style, the book describes masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age such as The Night Watch and The Jewish Bride by Rembrandt Harmens. van Rijn, The Milkmaid and The Woman Reading a Letter by Johannes Vermeer, and the famous pictures by Jan Steen and Frans Hals, amongst many others. But the museum guide is not only about Dutch 17th-century paintings. It also describes the highlights of the 18th, 19th and 20th century, the highlights of the applied arts like earthenware, furniture and silver, and the exquisite collection of Asian art, displayed in the specially-built Asian pavilion.

If you read this accessible book before you visit the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, you will be able to fully appreciate and understand the works on display. It is your ultimate Rijksmuseum Amsterdam guide.

An excellent introduction by an expert in the field. Highly recommended before visiting the New Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam!

In the series Amsterdam Museum Books we try not to use any art historical jargon, but instead want you to read about art in an intelligent yet enjoyable and accessible way. We illustrated the book with high quality photographs.

For other publications in the series www.amsterdammuseumebooks.nl see:

1: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - Highlights of the Collection

2: The Anne Frank House - Anne's Secret Annex turned into Museum

3: Van Gogh Museum - Highlights of the Collection

4: Hermitage Amsterdam - Highlights from the Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg

Things to Do in Amsterdam: Museums is the digital boxed set comprising all four guides.

These Amsterdam museum guides cover Amsterdam's places of interest, and also offer important information such as location. The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam guide, the Van Gogh museum guide as well as the Anne Frank House guide are also available in French.

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About the Author:

Marko Kassenaar is a Dutch art expert. He works as educator at the Rijksmuseum and Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.


  • I found myself glued to the pages ... learning a lot of history along the way.
  • I love this type of guide that gives precisely the right type of information. Recommended!
  • I have visited the Rijksmuseum on three separate occasions and I wish I had this book with me during those visits.
  • If you like the arts, you will love this book!
  • The author provides the essential highlights of the important pieces in a way that is easy to understand. Also I really enjoyed the little tidbits of cultural information and interesting facts that are often missing in most guides but are included in so many of the descriptions in this book.
  • This informative book takes the reader on a visually stunning walk through history.
  • Succinct. Well organized. Highly useful to plan a visit to the Rijksmuseum.

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