Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Renovations at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

The renovations were still going on at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam when we were there this summer. The building looks very nice and the style is similar to the Central Station. This is no surprise because both buildings were created by the same architect Mr. Pierre Cuypers. Our favourite feature of this building is the golden man sticking his head out of the window on one of the top floor. It is really shiny in the sun and attracts the attention. The giant mosaics are also spectacular.

De renovatiewerken aan het Rijksmuseum waren nog steeds aan de gang deze zomer. Het gebouw is mooi en heeft veel gelijkenissen met het Centraal Station. Dit is echter geen verrassing daar Mr. Pierre Cuypers de architect was van beide gebouwen. Ons favoriete element aan het Rijksmuseum is het gouden mannetje dat door het raam komt kijken op één van de bovenste verdiepingen. In het zonlicht is dit heel glanzend en trekt veel aandacht aan. De reusachtige mozaieks zijn ook spectaculair.. 
 
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

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17 comments:

  1. Binnen zijn heel wat topstukken en meesterwerken te zien, Filip !
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. Beautiful buiding and sculptures! How blue sky you had this day! :)

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  3. Hoi Filip,
    Erg mooie foto's.
    Prachtig die nostalgische gebouwen met die mooie beelden.

    Groeten, Marco

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  4. Great details on your photos Filip!

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  5. I am so pleased that you showed the golden man, he is great fun. Someone with a sense of humour must have decided he fit there nicely and cause some amusement.

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  6. the building is really an eye-catcher, like the Central Station, what a good idea to present them both:-)

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  7. I love the sense of fun that the gold man's creator must have had!! It gives the rather formal building some human interest!!

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  8. Another picture perfect blue sky. You're destroying my opinion of Malaysia with all the haze at the moment. Oh how I dream of a blue sky.

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  9. I love the detail that you find in buildings.

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  10. Love the detailings on the building.

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  11. Het zijn weer mooie overzichtfoto's van het Rijksmuseum dit keer. Zo leren we gebouwen kennen vanuit onze luie zetel :)

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  12. I have been enjoying all of your Amsterdam posts.

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  13. I don't think I have seen mosaics like that outside a building. Even if the renovations are going on inside, people can still enjoy the artwork outside.

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  14. Wonderful photos Filip! Thanks again for sharing with us.

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  15. Amazing photos from the Museum in Amsterdam. Wonderful details from the outside.
    Have a nice weekend. Best regards, Synnöve

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  16. the golden man is really hilarious (I will look for him for sure next time I go there, I have missed him till now), do you know btw when will they be finally finished?

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