In Amsterdam the Rijksmuseum has recorded a record attendance of 2.45 million visitors in 2014. Half were from the Netherlands and more than 350,000 were children, an increase of nearly 20%. Around 100,000 children were on a school visit. Last year, after its re-opening, the museum attracted 2.2 million visitors. Main attractions this year were the Calder exhibition in the gardens and the opening exhibition in the Philips Wing – Modern Times, Photography in the 20th Century – which runs to next January 11.
Wim Pijbes, Rijksmuseum General Director said: At 350,000, the record number of children visiting the museum makes me feel especially positive about the future.
Here is a short video about the Rijksmueum.