After taking the children to the Rembrandt House a while ago, we thought it would be a good idea to now take them to the Rijksmuseum to see Rembrandt’s most famous painting, the Nachtwacht (Night Watch). The Rijksmuseum is Amsterdam’s Arts, Craft and History museum and houses a large and important collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age (think Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals).
There are some lovely publications for sale in the bookshop that will help you make the visit as interesting for your children as for you. And the doll’s house is seriously amazing, I still remember that from my childhood, and I’m pretty sure it made an equally big impression on my kids. Don’t miss it!
Rijksmuseum, The Masterpieces and Infocentre (The New Rijksmuseum)
Jan Luijkenstraat 1, Amsterdam
Phone number: +31 (0)20 6747000
Open every day from 9:00 to 18:00
Closed: 1 January
25 December the museum closes at 18.00