Cuypers Tour

The Rijksmuseum has a new map! The Cuypers Route. With this map you’ll experience the building as art.

cuypers Designed by Pierre Cuypers (1827-1921), the Rijksmuseum building is well worth a visit in its own right. Architect Cuypers’ aim was to turn it into a total experience: a museum in which to view works of art, which is itself a work of art. The Cuypers Tour takes you on a journey where you can see the architecture and decorations to their best effect. Follow the 18 signs devoted to the Cuypers Tour!

The tour was made ​​possible with support from Familie Staal Fonds / Rijksmuseum Fonds


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