Press releases

The latest press releases from the Rijksmuseum.

Japanese prints from the Elise Wessels Collection

Japanese prints from the Elise Wessels Collection

May 9 2016 - 9:30 AM - Exhibition

For the first time ever, the Rijksmuseum will be presenting 170 Japanese prints from the Elise Wessels Collection, picturing Japan’s rapid modernization during the opening decades of the twentieth century.

Adriaen van de Velde: Dutch Master of Landscape

Adriaen van de Velde: Dutch Master of Landscape

May 11 2016 - 4:11 PM - Exhibition

This summer the Rijksmuseum is staging the first ever major retrospective of work by Adriaen van de Velde (1636-1672), one of the greatest landscape painters of the Golden Age.

Expected exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum

Expected exhibitions at the Rijksmuseum

January 12 2016 - 1:10 PM

The Rijksmuseum uses the Philips Wing to organise exhibitions both large and small, national and international.

The jury for 2017 Rijksstudio International Award announced

The jury for 2017 Rijksstudio International Award announced

July 19 2016 - 4:23 PM

The Jury of design experts for the 2017 Rijksstudio Award, celebrating free digital access to the Rijksmuseum’s extraordinary collection of over a quarter of a million works, is announced today.

Rijksmuseum welcomes Rembrandt wedding couple

Rijksmuseum welcomes Rembrandt wedding couple

July 1 2016 - 12:23 PM

Marten & Oopjen have arrived at the Rijksmuseum. Early this year two exceptional Rembrandt portraits were bought together by the Netherlands and France, a unique event. From 2 July 2016 'Marten & Oopjen' will have a place of honour alongside Rembrandt’s Night Watch in the Rijksmuseum.

Rijksmuseum launches its own cookbook

Rijksmuseum launches its own cookbook

June 27 2016 - 10:04 AM

Today the Rijksmuseum is launching a cookbook in which fifty typically Dutch ingredients, from potatoes to seaweed, form the basis of 130 dishes. There are stories and traditional recipes, and fifty top chefs and master patissiers from all over the country have been inspired to create their own dishes. Nine hundred illustrations from the Rijksmuseum’s collection provide a colourful historical culinary backdrop.

200,000 Rijksmuseum Works of Art to See via Google

200,000 Rijksmuseum Works of Art to See via Google

June 22 2016 - 4:37 PM

From today the masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum can be found on Google Arts & Culture, the Google Cultural Institute’s website (also available as an app for Android and iOS). The digital collection contains some 200,000 objects. This has made the Rijksmuseum the best represented museum in the Google Cultural Institute. A thousand international institutions are affiliated to the Google Cultural Institute. The website reaches more than forty million people each year. The Rijksmuseum’s own website attracts six million visitors annually.