Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol
Visit the only airport museum in the world! The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is located inside the airport terminal, after passport control, on Holland Boulevard, the corridor connecting Piers E and F. The museum is open daily from 7 am to 8 pm and admission is free.
Ten works by famous masters of the Dutch Golden Age such as Jacob van Ruisdael, Ferdinand Bol and Jan Steen are permanently on display in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. Different temporary exhibitions are held several times a year.
The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is a unique joint initiative by the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Rijksmuseum is the first museum in the world to have a branch at an airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the first airport to house a museum inside its terminal. The Museum Shop located beneath the museum offers high quality souvenirs made especially for the museum.
The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol contains works by masters of the Dutch Golden Age. It is located inside the airport terminal beyond passport control on ‘Holland Boulevard’, the corridor connecting the E and F Piers. Passengers can view a selection of works by famous masters of the Dutch Golden Age, all from the Rijksmuseum collection. The museum consists of a suspended, gold-coloured space and a shop, located below the museum.
The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN) has performed an extensive study into the possible effects of vibration, climate conditions, and security aspects. The design of the suspended, gold-coloured space is based on the results of these studies. The two large glass windows in the museum were designed especially for the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol.
At a glance:
- Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
- Architect: Benthem Crouwel NACO
- Interior architect: Studio Linse Amsterdam
- Advisor: Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam
- Gross floor area: Exhibition space 120 m², Shop 100 m²
- Start design: 2001
- Start construction: 2002
- Completion: 2003
Every day from 07.00 to 20.00. The museum is behind the passport control.
As a result of the renovation of the Holland Boulevard at Schiphol Airport, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Schiphol will be temporarily closed from 20 May 2010. Expectations are that the museum will be open again from the beginning of July, accompanied by a new exhibition and a beautifully renovated store.
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