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The Cuypers Library

The Cuypers Library is the oldest and largest art history library in the Netherlands. It is located at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It has an impressive and lovely reading room. Along the walls are thousands of books with their colorful bindings gleaming in the sunlight. A spiral staircase leads you upwards through the various levels.

This library is a research library. Many visitors come to the museum but don’t stop to take a look at the library’s reading room. This 19th-century library has been collecting books since 1885. The shelves are full of history books, journals and periodicals there are also catalogs about art auctions, exhibitions, trades, and collections.

The library’s reading room is open to visitors.

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