Rijksmuseum covers Schiphol Airport luggage belt with Dutch works of art
September 13 2017
Travellers arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will get on a rolling art history lesson when picking up their suitcases thanks to a 73 meter long luggage belt, decorated with 45 artworks from the Rijksmuseum.
The luggage carousel gives the an overview of Dutch art history, from the Middle Ages to the present with artworks from artists including Rembrandt and Vincent van Gogh.
The luggage belt celebrates the newly opened Rijksmuseum Schiphol, this invites anyone who arrives, departs or makes a transfer at the airport to enjoy the wonder of the golden age of painting.
The art on display includes a Delft blue tile tableau and ten paintings from the Rijksmuseum collection: landscapes, seascapes, and portraits of Dutch masters.
24 hours a day free of charge
The S-shaped exhibition space was designed by NEXT architects and designers Irma Boom. The museum is free of charge 24 hours a day. Visitors can enter the museum via either side. The adjacent shop offers souvenirs from the Rijksmuseum and other Dutch museums.