Gardens of the Rijksmuseum - Sight
The Rijksmuseum also has a 'green outdoor gallery' of more than 14,500 m2. Several historical garden styles can be found in these gardens, with original statues, building fragments, ponds and lawn areas.
A number of new features are added, such as the post-war playground equipment by architect Aldo van Eyck from Amsterdam 'Nieuw-West' and a 19th-century glass greenhouse with forgotten vegetables. A playful water maze has been constructed, according to a design of the Danish sculptor and installation artist Jeppe Hein, thanks to a contribution of Joop and Charlotte Caldenborgh.
The gardens, which are freely accessible, form a pleasant new park in the city where visitors can stroll and relax. Visitors can enjoy a drink in the fully restored 'van Logteren' gazebo.
The garden is free to visit from 9am till 6pm, and is open daily.
For information:Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam
tel. +31 206 621 440