Amsterdam is a city which is a dreamland for art lovers. There are so many masterpiece artworks you will get to see and know about in the city of Amsterdam. There are also many famous museums in Amsterdam where thousands of displays of Dutch and international artworks are open to lovers of art. You will find masterpieces of the world famous artists like Vermeer, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. They are the ones who are always remembered in the history of art.
Here are some suggestions for the top artworks you must see on your Amsterdam tours.
The Potato Eaters In The Van Gogh Museum
Dating back to 1885, this is one of the very famous paintings of Van Gogh, which depicted the real-life condition of the peasant life in the Netherlands. The picture depicts a group of farmers having insufficient food in a small home. The painter had wonderfully captured the situation of a communal home in the country at his time.
Self-Portrait In The Rijksmuseum
This is one of those artworks which you should not miss out seeing during your Rijksmuseum tour. Rembrandt was a unique artist of his time who portrayed his own life through his drawings and artworks. He made this self-portrait of himself in which he looks at the audience. His eyes are behind the shadows which makes it difficult to read his eyes in the painting.
The Milkmaid In The Rijksmuseum
This is the masterpiece work of the artist Johannes Vermeer. He was the one who influenced many of the artists to use artworks as a critical device. He wanted to get the attention of people on the social systems of his time and for this purpose, he used his artworks. The Milkmaid depicts a maid preparing food for the household. That is a work, which no one sees or gives importance to. However, Vermeer brought such things to the limelight through his artworks.
The Night Watch In The Rijksmuseum
This one is probably the most sought after artwork in the Rijksmuseum. You cannot miss this during your Rijksmuseum tour. The painting is so special in that Rembrandt’s skill in contrasting light with shadow is very evident in the picture. In this way, each of the individual subjects of the painting can be understood clearly. It still remains to be the most famous artwork by any Dutch artist. It is a part of the collection of Rijksmuseum since 1885.
Ascertain your visit to these artworks on your Amsterdam tours.