Rijksmuseum welcomes 4 millionth after reopening

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has received its four-millionth visitor since reopening in April 2013. The museum underwent a major refurbishment lasting ten years, including a complete renovation of the side exhibition wing.

Within a year of opening, the national art museum had already seen 2.8 million people through their doors, more then half of which were Dutch citizens.

Next month the transformation of the Rijksmuseum will be completed with the opening of the Philips Wing, a space of a thousand square meters. The wing will first exhibit Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century, as well as the Late Rembrandt exhibition next year, consisting of ninety paintings, prints and drawings that Rembrandt made at the end of his career.