A journey through east and southeast Asia, with religious and art objects that are not only pleasing to the eye, but which also share their stories and significance.

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The Rijksmuseum has a small but lovely collection of art objects from east and southeast Asia. From India and Indonesia, there are large and small sculptures used mostly for religious purposes. Taking pride of place of course is the large bronze dancing Shiva. From Japan and China, there are refined objects that were mainly meant to bring beauty to daily life. For instance, there are fabulous kimonos, porcelain bowls, folding screens, a warrior’s helmet and unique Buddha sculptures.


Daily 12:30–13:30 and 15:30–16:30

Note: group tours need to be booked at least two weeks in advance


The tour starts at the information desk in the museum


€ 75 per 15 persons (excluding admission fee)

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