Gallery of Honour

The Gallery of Honour is an extended corridor directed towards a clear focal point: the Night Watch Gallery. On view in the side alcoves are masterpieces by the great artists of the seventeenth century. Framing the alcoves are cast iron beams inscribed with the names of the famous painters of the age. Semi-circular wall sections above display the coats of arms of the eleven provinces of the Netherlands and their respective capital cities.






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History of the Rijksmuseum

Our online collection contains many photographs of the Rijksmuseum throughout the years. This link shows, for instance, what the Gallery of Honour used to look like.

Curious about the rich history of the Rijksmuseum building and galleries? Take a look in the historical archive.

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