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Dear Mr Barack Obama, we hope to welcome you back with Michelle, Malia and Sasha in the near future. We would love to show you around for a closer look at our collection!

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Barend Cornelis Koekkoek created this winter landscape around 1835. The painting shows a tranquil view of nature on a winter’s day, a world blanketed in a layer of pristine snow.

In need of inspiration? Come and view this winter landscape at the Rijksmuseum and draw your own on Drawing Saturday. Share your creations on our wall! bit.ly/YouSeeMorewhenYouDraw #startdrawing

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Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789) Hollands meisje aan het ontbijt, ca 1756-’57
Today is Saturday Drawing Day. So come to the museum and while you’re here, why not pay a visit to Van Gogh’s self-portrait? Draw some inspiration from this video!

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Ook zo’n zin in een heerlijke kop koffie? Verzin een passend onderschrift bij onze nieuwe aanwinst en maak kans op een luxe ontbijt in het Rijksmuseum Café. Na het ontbijt kun je het schilderij in het museum bekijken.

De leukste reacties winnen!

Maandag 16 januari maken we de winnaars bekend.

'Hollands meisje aan het ontbijt' van Jean-Etienne Liotard is vanaf vandaag te...
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Introduction #iPhone 10 years ago? We know better… [ Bit.ly Link ]
Is jouw goede voornemen om dit jaar meer te tekenen? In deze video hebben we een aantal tekentips verzameld. Kom je morgen ook #hierteekenen?

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Ushibori, Kawase Hasui, 1930 [ Bit.ly Link ]
Wishing everyone a very happy & art-filled 2017!
Rembrandt’s famous Recumbent Lion is currently on display at the Rijksmuseum. Many have been inspired by the lion, resulting in stunning new renditions. Why not have a go at it yourself? The lion is on show until 8 January at gallery 2.7, as part of the presentation 'Fantasy & Reality. Animal drawings in the Rijksmuseum'.

Tomorrow it is this year's last Drawing Saturday. Come visit us and...
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Boereninterieur, Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch, 1870 - 1903 [ Bit.ly Link ]
Happy Boxing Day!

Image: The Holy Family at Night, Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, c. 1642 - c. 1648

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Merry Christmas everyone!

The Rijksmuseum is open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day from 9:00 to 17:00.

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Don’t know what to wear tomorrow? Check out this beautiful magazine for inspiration.

In November 1921 a new fashion magazine appeared under the name Art. Goût. Beauté. Its initials were taken from Albert Godde Beddin et Cie, a prestigious textile manufacturer and publisher established in Lyon in 1867. Textile designs of the company’s own manufacture were used for the magazine’s decorative...
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To draw a still life may seem complicated, but when you take your time to observe the objects you're halfway there.

What’s on your Christmas menu this year? Try to draw something of it all by yourself.

Need inspiration? We’re open on both Christmas days and this Saturday is Drawing Saturday again!


Image: Still Life with a Turkey Pie, Pieter Claesz., 1627

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Born #onthisday in 1702: Jean-Etienne Liotard.

We are thrilled to announce that the Rijksmuseum has recently purchased ‘A Dutch girl at breakfast’ by Liotard. The peripatetic Genevan pastellist created the work in the style of Dutch seventeenth-century masters during a long sojourn in Holland around 1756. ‘A Dutch girl at breakfast’ is one of Liotard’s most beautiful oil-paintings. With this...
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Happy ‪#‎WinterSolstice!

The 17th century ice scenes by Hendrick Avercamp are considered to be among the most famous examples of winter landscapes.

What is your favourite season of the year?

Image: Enjoying the Ice near a Town, Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1620

Come and draw polar bears during the Christmas holidays! British artist John Macallan Swan specialized in drawing and painting predatory animals that he studied at the zoo. He would sometimes wait for hours until the animal assumed just the right position. Once he was satisfied, he made a quick sketch of his subject before it moved. This polar bear – now on view in Room 1.16 – must have laid...
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Only one month left… Send in your masterpiece and win €10,000! Submission deadline for the Rijksstudio Award is 15 January 2017. Are you in? #Rijksstudio Award [ Bit.ly Link ]
Welcome to the wonderlands of Hercules Segers!

Segers created imaginary worlds; fantastical landscapes where lowlands, cities and mountains meet.

The exhibition is on show through 8 January 2017.

Image: Hercules Segers, Houses near Steep Cliffs, Oil on Canvas, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam #ObjectoftheDay [ Bit.ly Link ]