Rijksmuseum gardens, Amsterdam

The most prominent museum in Holland is by far the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It is built several hundred years ago, in the period called in Holland ‘The Golden Age’. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw.

In the period 2003 up to 2013 the Rijksmuseum has undergone a huge renovation to buildings and surroundings. In that period the museum kept its doors open to a limited floor-area. Also the gardens remained accessible. Greenseasons came in to play in the last phase of these renovations.

The project whereby Greenseasons had the lead was to reinstate the famous gardens around the museum. The project was challenging as there were many stakeholders involved to be satisfied: architects, municipality, art-directors placing art in the gardens etc. Also the project had to be completed under huge time pressure. Greenseasons has been very successful in satisfying all and giving the flora in the surroundings at the Rijksmuseum the right ambiance.

The current gardens are today still supplemented by Greenseasons. The appearance provide a mixture of classic grandeur and a modern style. Greenseasons is proud to have been involved, and to maintain the Rijksmuseum’s gardens into the next centuries.

Beyond the art, artefacts and building, 2013 saw the Rijksmuseum’s garden freshly landscaped, making it an ideal spot to sit and relax amidst magnificent surroundings.