The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has many of the world’s finest masterpieces and tells the most exciting stories. Over 8,000 treasures are displayed across 80 exhibition rooms, telling the tale of 800 years of art and history. A journey through time, spanning 1.5 kilometres, runs from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Guided by this official Rijksmuseum multimedia tour, you can browse through the Rijksmuseum in any particular order, getting to know the artworks at your leisure. Or opt to follow one of the carefully selected tours, guided by a narrator to a selection of the museum’s highlights.
The app is specially build for use in the museum itself, not all functionalities will work outside the museum.
The Rijksmuseum app has a simple principle: See More. The app works as a magic window, revealing remarkable stories and surprising details about the Rijksmuseum's collection as well as its architecture. With the Rijksmuseum app your smartphone is transformed into a magnifying glass, a set of binoculars, a time machine, an infrared scanner, a sketch pad, or a magic wand.
The Rijksmuseum app now includes a special Family Quest, which is a unique item within the app. This game can be played by a minimum of two and maximum of four players, each on their own smartphone.
The Family Quest takes families on a tour past eight objects in the museum, and at each one they are challenged to unravel its secret. The participants receive different kinds of tasks: sometimes an individual task on their own device, and sometimes group tasks on one of the devices. When all eight secrets have been revealed, there is a secret surprise ending. The Family Quest is suitable for adults and children from 6 to 12 years.
The Rijksmuseum app includes 3D-audio compositions, offering the experience of navigating through 3D space. The soundscapes sweep you along in the atmosphere of each tour. And every tour offers the option to collect a digital souvenir, which you can save on your smartphone or share by e-mail.
Save your favourite artworks in Rijksstudio
You can easily save your favourites by clicking in the heart in the corner of the work of art that you like. You can find them afterwards in your own Rijksstudio on the website of the Rijksmuseum (www.rijksmuseum.nl). With your Rijksstudio you can collect artworks, order a reproduction of the artwork, or download an image so you make something yourself.
The Rijksmuseum app also contains practical visitor's information, and schedule of the current activities in the Rijksmuseum.
How does it work
You can download the app before you even set foot in the Rijksmuseum and browse through the tour to prepare your visit. You can also download the app on arrival, using the free wifi network at the Rijksmuseum. It is recommended to bring your own headphones, to enjoy the full 3D audio experience. You can also purchase headphones in the museum for €1.50.
Visitors can also hire an iPod touch in the Rijksmuseum for €5.
It is really useful for our regular visitors as well as for Friends of the museum who will be able to find details of the exclusive Friends’ activities here. It is also ideal for those of us who want to prepare their visit in advance. If you are connected to the Internet the app allows you to buy tickets and access other great services such as our online shop, all from your mobile phone.
You can search the Anacronópete, the time machine would think Enrique Gaspar's first novel in Spanish science fiction of 1887.
But to find it you will have to unravel the secrets behind the museum and his paintings.
- This is a 3D augmented reality application, thus requiring rear camera to work.
- This application is optimized to run on Android 4.0 and higher.
- Currently this application is not compatible with the Mali-400 GPU.
Experiment The App Now! promotes playful and creative participation of users to present some of the most important works of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, from an educational point of view. The application encourages users to experiment with the main artistic movements through free play modes and challenges that month will incorporate new creative possibilities of self-discovery and put us in the shoes of different artists and will help us meet the great painters present in the Museum, as Domenico Ghirlandaio, Edward Hopper, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst and René Magritte.
What is the connection between the work of Dürer and Kokoschka? Hopper and Amorosi? Lucian Freud and Watteau? Find out thanks to this free app by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. The app recreates a series of special displays of works from our collections commemorating the 20th anniversary of the museum’s inauguration. This free app aims to reinforce the idea of the Museo Thyssen as not only a place of enjoyment, but also of learning. Download it and discover much, much more thanks to artist biographies, virtual tours and image galleries.
The section “Discover” is aimed at the really inquisitive user. Here, with a simple swipe across the screen, you can x-ray the image or apply a layer infra-red or UV onto the painting to discover what is hidden under the dress of Giovanna or what the first version of the necklace looked like that Ghirlandaio painted.
For those who are interested in delving deeper into the technical aspects of the painting, this app has more than 15 fun clips that will demonstrate that every single detail in the picture, even the very composition of the elements within it, has a reason for being there.
Videos, images, and documents make up the rest of this fantastic study carried out by the Department of Old Masters together with the Restoration Department of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid – one of the most impressive gems of the history of art.
Discover a selection of some of the exceptional works it has to offer: 143 masterpieces by 131 artists, spanning over seven centuries.
This app takes you on an incredible journey through the history of art, starting in the proto-Renaissance of the late Middle Ages, followed by the Renaissance itself and the Baroque and concluding at the height of Modernism in the 20th century with key movements like Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and Pop Art. Along the way you’ll find essential artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Holbein, Caravaggio, Degas, Monet, Picasso, Kandinsky, Rothko and Hopper, among many others.
Learn more about these artists and their art through expert texts and zoomable images of the highest quality, and find out about the how the collection was formed in a video featuring the Museum’s director.
Explore some masterpieces in even greater depth: eight gigapixel photographs let you zoom in and see these works in stunning detail on an almost microscopic level, while the Museum’s renowned curators reveal their favourite paintings in two exclusive videos.
Another fascinating way to view the collection is provided by the Themes section, where a curated selection of works is grouped under different topics.
Excited about an artwork you’ve seen? Share it via e-mail, post it on Facebook, or tweet it!
You will also find practical information about visiting the Museum, as well as a calendar of its exhibitions and activities.
Selected Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum provides an unmissable opportunity to find out about the most remarkable and unique works of art from one of Europe’s leading Museums.