Guided tour The Rijksmuseum Gardens
Get ready for a festival of colour. This spring the Rijksmuseum’s gardens will burst with a brilliant array of magnificent tulips. From extravagant pink and yellow to mysterious dark purple blooms; from a field of flaming red tulips to a charming carpet of multi-colored blossoms.
In April and May only, take an unforgettable walk through a patch of urban nature you will fall in love with. A must for every gardener!
The Rijksmuseum’s gardens are a veritable oasis in which to peacefully enjoy nature at its most beautiful. And now, you can also take a walk through them with one of our expert guides, who will tell you more about the flowers; the trees, including the old majestic wingnut; the original concept of Pierre Cuypers, the 19th-century architect who designed the museum; and the ideas behind the gardens as they are now.
Naturally, there is a link with the museum: Dutch 17th-century painters were entranced by tulips; and the 19th-century artist Breitner painted girls wearing floral patterned kimonos. All of this is reflected in the gardens.
More information on the website of the Rijksmuseum.
Source: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Photo credits: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam – Olivier Middendorp