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