Those who want to visit the Vermeer exhibit next year, should be aware that you will need to book a time slot in order to be able to see the exhibit. So on top of a ticket for the museum itself, you will need an additional ticket/time slot to see the Vermeer exhibit in the Philips Wing of the Rijksmuseum. The Rijksmuseum hasn’t yet announced when ticket sale will start, but it isn’t expected to start until a few months in advance. If you sign up for the Rijksmuseum newsletter, you will be the first to know when tickets become available. Sign up here; https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/whats-on/exhibitions/johannes-vermeer
Secondly, and please bare with me, as a Dutchie I can’t help but cringe a little bit about the various miss spellings and strange abbreviations of the names of museums in this thread.
I know Dutch isn’t an easy language, so please allow me to give some explanation. In the context of the Rijksmuseum, the word “rijk” means “national” or “of the state”. So the name Rijksmuseum means museum that displays art and artefacts owned by the Netherlands. It’s our national collection or national museum. If Dutch speakers want to shorten the name Rijksmuseum, they will say Rijks. The word “Reich” is the German word for Rijk. It’s therefore a bit odd to refer to the Dutch national museum with a German word. In a similar way, I’ve seen people refer to the Anne Frank house with the German word for house, haus. The Dutch word for house is huis, not haus.
Apart from national museums, the Netherlands also has museums that display the collection owned by a city. These museums are called Stedelijk museum, with the word “stedelijk” meaning of the city in this context. There are multiple Stedelijk museums in the Netherlands. Amsterdam has one, but also cities like Alkmaar, Schiedam, Breda, Zutphen, Kampen and many many more. When in Amsterdam it’s perfectly okay to refer to the Stedelijk Museum of Amsterdam as “the Stedelijk”. However when you’re in Alkmaar and ask someone about the Stedelijk, the will probably think you’re talking about their Stedelijk museum and not the one in Amsterdam.
The Netherlands is divided into 12 provinces. The collection owned by the province is on display in museums that bare the name of the province. The province of Friesland has the Fries Museum, the province of Drenthe has the Drents Museum etc etc etc.
I hope this wasn’t too boring and was a bit insightful!