-Cuypers Library

The Cuypers Library is the largest and oldest art historical library in the Netherlands. Following an intensive restoration campaign, it has now been fully returned to its former glory. In the newly reopened museum, the visiting public will finally be able to admire the nineteenth-century library’s splendid reading room. Visitors, students and art historians alike are welcome to use the library to delve deeper into the Rijksmuseum collection. iPads are available for general use and there is free WiFi access both in the library and throughout the museum.

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Present and Past


Cuypers Library during the renovations, 2012

Cuypersbibliotheek tijdens de verbouwing, 2012

Cuypers Library during the renovations, 2012


Cuypers Library, 1960

Where in the museum?


Plattegrond Cuypersbibliotheek