Rijksmuseum Research Library

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The Rijksmuseum Research Library is the largest public art history research library in the Netherlands. The library is part of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

The online web catalogue contains about 300,000 monographs, 3,400 periodicals and 40,000 art sales catalogues. About 50,000 art sales catalogues published before 1989 are not yet entered in the online catalogue.


After the renovation which started in 2004, the library transformed into a very attractive reading room. Visitors are most welcome to gain information about the collections of the museum and studying the works on paper of the printroom. An extensive collection of reference books and journals is available in the reading room.

From April 14, 2013 the library is housed in the main Rijksmuseum building, Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam. Library daily opening hours 10 AM until 5 PM, closed on public holidays.

See also

  • List of libraries in the Netherlands

External links