The Rijksmuseum, in its handsome neo-Renaissance brick building, is best known for paintings from the Golden Age of Dutch art. Masterpieces include Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and works by Vermeer, Van Ruisdael, van Heemskerck, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. The museum also has sections devoted to prints, sculpture, furniture including exquisite dolls houses, glass, porcelain and Asiatic art.
As a large museum, the Rijksmuseum naturally relies on a large organisation – it has an annual budget of approx. 40 million euro and a staff of more than 350. In 1995, the Rijksmuseum became an independent organisation and was reorganised as a Foundation run by a supervisory board of trustees. Each year the Rijksmuseum publishes an annual report. Besides the yearly government subsidy, the museum requires extra funds to finance its numerous activities. Money which is generated by ticket sales, hiring rooms and involving sponsors.
1070 DN Amsterdam
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