December 5 2012 to May 5 2014
The Rijksmuseum Schiphol is celebrating its ten-year anniversary with an exhibition of paintings showcasing typical Dutch scenes: the Dutch countryside, Dutch waters, Dutch towns, Dutch royalty, Dutch people and their families.
This is the Holland that everyone knows, as seen through the eyes of artists like Frans Hals, Johan Barthold Jongkind, Jan Toorop and Karel Appel. Together, these works present a taste of the renovated Rijksmuseum, which reopened in its full glory on 13 April 2013 with a collection of more than 8,000 objects – showing the best that the Netherlands has to offer in art and history, from the Middle Ages to today.
One of a kind
On 9 December 2002, His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander opened the Rijksmuseum Schiphol. As a joint initiative of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, this one of a kind venture is the first art museum at an airport located beyond the passport control. This satellite of the Rijksmuseum occupies a suspended, enclosed golden space with a 160m2 floor area conceived by Benthem Crouwel Architects, who also designed the expansion at the recently reopened Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Since its opening, the Rijksmuseum Schiphol has attracted an annual 150,000 to 200,000 visitors and hosted two to three new exhibitions each year. All of the works on view come from the Rijksmuseum collection, and present appealing Dutch themes and paintings by the famous old masters.
Rijksmuseum Schiphol: Dutch art for a wide international public
At the Rijksmuseum Schiphol, the millions of passengers passing through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol can enjoy an opportunity to see original artworks of exceptional quality. The museum is also accessible to the millions of passengers who only transfer at the airport without entering the Netherlands, thereby still allowing them a glimpse of the country’s cultural heritage. For the Rijksmuseum, this is a wonderful opportunity to share its collection with a wide international public.
ING is the presenting partner of the Rijksmuseum Schiphol