Fashion in Amsterdam – Rijksmuseum Fashion Collection

Bad timing:

dievca missed the exhibition of Hieronymus Bosch “Jheronimus Bosch will be coming home. Dozens of renowned works by the master from ‘s-Hertogenbosch will return to the city they were created 500 years ago.” 


The Garden of Earthly Delights: Jheironymous Bosch

But, Master caught it at the Museo del Prado, Madrid and enjoyed the offerings.

Instead, dievca flew in to Schipol – took the train to Amsterdam Central and walked to the Rijksmuseum to see their offerings in FASHION. Something she didn’t mind doing, at all.

The Rijksmusem has a rich fashion collection from 1700 through the 1960’s. All of the garments have come from the wardrobes of upper-class Dutch men and women, but they were not necessarily made in the Netherlands. Foreign fashion houses and fabrics from all the leading textile-manufacturing countries around the world are represented.


Please forgive dievca for the jumble of Eras and Styles. she had photos of some of the placards describing the items, but they got jumbled on her phone.  The photo of the current model in the vintage dress by composite is amazing , as is the mini-dress (both at the bottom of the post). dievca found that the various fabric textures, applique beading and exquisite detailing was overwhelming after a 7+ hour flight. her mind was boggled, so it was just fun to wander and absorb the fashion through her pores.

dievca suggests that you might want to wander with her. XO





9 Comments on “Fashion in Amsterdam – Rijksmuseum Fashion Collection”

  1. Heartafire says:

    Gorgeous items on display Dieva, wonderful pics. I will be in Ansterdam in Dec. and hope to see firsthand !

    • dievca says:

      I am so sorry to tell you that the exhibition closed in May….argh! But, I am sure you will run into some fun offerings during your trip. Have some frites for me, ok? (and let me know if you want the name/address of the restaurant we went to – my friend is a “foodie”.) XO

      • Heartafire says:

        o, definitely, I would love to have the name of the restaurant! XO

      • dievca says:

        From my “foodie” friend:
        Amsterdam restaurants:

        1. We went to Freud.

        Its in the west part of town, near the Westerpark. That area is hip and trending and there are not many tourists. You have to make reservations, its always booked. Its about half an hour walk from central station through a very nice neighborhood.

        Restaurant Freud
        Spaardammerstraat 424
        1013 SZ Amsterdam
        T: +31 206885548

        2. I ate at Al Bacaro a few weeks ago. Great food!

        Family run restaurant with great Italian food in the middle of town. Website also in English. Not so busy when we were there, no idea why not. I would go back any time.

      • Heartafire says:

        Thank you Dievca ! I have saved this . Hope to dine there. Sounds fabulous

  2. Pelelotus says:

    Love to see the evolution of fashion. X

  3. zaychishka says:

    As much as I love history, and seeing dresses from ye old days, there’s something that scares me a little.. When surrounded by objects that are from past eras,.: like the feeling of being watched. But so many lovely dresses here that you saw, so many details ! Lucky 😜


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