Rijksmuseum wins British Guild of Travel Writers Award

The Rijksmuseum received the British Guild of Travel Writers Award in the European Tourism Project category at a Gala dinner held at The Savoy Hotel, London on Sunday 3 November 2013.

Rijksmuseum Opening Photo: Erik Smits

Rijksmuseum Opening Photo: Erik Smits


After ten years of rebuilding, renovation and restoration, the Rijksmuseum opened its doors on 13 April 2013. Never before had a national museum undergone such a complete transformation of both its building and the presentation of its collection. Spanish architects Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos spectacularly transformed the 19th-century building into a museum for the 21st century, with a bright and spacious entrance, a new Asian Pavilion and beautifully restored galleries. Under the guidance of restoration architect Van Hoogevest, the lavish decoration scheme of Pierre Cuypers, the original architect of the museum, has been fully reconstructed in a number of the museum’s key spaces. Parisian architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte designed the new interior of the galleries, fusing 19th-century grandeur with modern design. In October 2013 the Rijksmuseum already received 1.7 million visitors from all over the world.

More information: www.rijksmuseum.nl

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