The Rijksmuseum is probably the best-known museum in Amsterdam. The museum’s garden is less familiar. There is no doubt about it this garden is beautifully maintained. Flowerbeds with flowering summer plants, gazebos, fountains. The garden is also special because of its fine collection of historical sculptures, the city gate and the fragments building.
This permanent collection of statues and sculptures as well as seasonal installations which this year already has included works by Spanish Artist Joan Miró and currently, Giuseppe Penone’s crazy marble, bronze and gold tree sculptures are adding a special little twist to what is effectively an outdoor extension of the Rijksmuseum. Or rather, a free outdoor extension because you don’t need to buy a ticket!
Plants, bulbs & statues
The Rijksmuseum gardens hold around 7,000 plants and more than 16,000 historic bulbs, since 2015 supplied and adapted by the Keukenhof to fit current expositions. Fragments of historic buildings are everywhere in the garden, and classic garden vases are scattered throughout the gardens.
Address: Museumstraat, 1071 ZC Amsterdam
Website: Rijksmuseum tuin