HENRY MOORE IN AMSTERDAM – Rijksmuseum

Why is everyone ignoring me?

Why is everyone ignoring me?

To celebrate the reopening of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, the surrounding gardens are hosting a fabulous exhibition of Henry Moore’s sculpture.

We don’t expect to see a better collection of the work of the great British artist, not anywhere, not ever. And certainly not for free.

The garden by Amsterdam's busiest museum is a surprisingly quiet place. t

The garden by Amsterdam’s busiest museum is a surprisingly quiet place.

Visitors can recline almost as much as Mr Moore's work does. This is 'Reclining figure: arch leg'

Visitors can recline almost as much as Mr Moore’s work does. This is ‘Reclining figure: arch leg’

They're mowing the lawn to keep the sculpture looking neat.

They’re mowing the lawn to keep the sculpture looking neat.

While people queue to get into the building...

While people queue to get into the building…

...anyone can walk around it to see Henry's creations for nothing. This is 'Oval with Points'.

…anyone can walk around it to see Henry’s creations for nothing. This is ‘Oval with Points’.


Whether you like Henry Moore's work or not, it's a  quiet oasis in a busy part of Amsterdam.

Whether you like Henry Moore’s work or not, it’s a quiet oasis in a busy part of Amsterdam.

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5 responses to “HENRY MOORE IN AMSTERDAM – Rijksmuseum

  1. kevinmayne

    Fantastic.

    But one day let me tempt you to the Glenkiln Sculpture Park in the hills of Galloway where Moore’s King and Queen look across the stunning open moorland landscape.

    We can enjoy the cycle trail that runs out of Dumfries.

    Perhaps I need to treat myself to a retrospective blog post.

  2. I’ve been planning to revisit Amsterdam for a while as I fell in love with the city years ago. I will not miss out on this spot when I go. Those buildings surrounding it are beautiful as well.

    • Yes, the newly-renovated Rijksmuseum is not to be missed.

      A tip: it’s usually less busy mid-afternoon.

      Another tip: If you’re planning to visit a few museums in the Netherlands, buy a Museumkaart (Museum Card) for about EUR50. It lets you skip the queues and walk straight in.

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