The Rijksmuseum initially opened its entryways in 1800 under the name ‘Nationale Kunstgalerij’. At the time, it was housed in Huis ten Bosch in The Hague. The gathering essentially included artistic creations and chronicled items. In 1808, the gallery moved to the new capital city of Amsterdam, where it was situated in the Royal Palace on Dam Square.
In the wake of King Willem I’s promotion to the throne, the compositions and national print gathering were moved to the Trippenhuis on Kloveniersburgwal, while alternate items were come back to The Hague. The current incorporating was put with utilization in 1885. The Netherlands Museum for History and Art situated in The Hague moved into the same premises, shaping what would later turn into the divisions of Dutch History and Sculpture & Applied Art.
Through the years, accumulations kept on growwing and gallery knowledge kept on growing, thus the Rijksmuseum building experienced numerous changes. Rooms were added to the south-west side of the building somewhere around 1904 and 1916 (now the Philips wing) to house the accumulation of nineteenth century works of art gave to the exhibition hall by Mr and Mrs Drucker-Fraser. In the 1950s and 1960s, the two unique yards were secured and revamped to make more rooms.
In 1927, while Schmidt-Degener was Managing Director, the Netherlands Museum was part to structure the bureaus of Dutch History and Sculpture & Applied Art. These offices were moved to divided parts of the building after 1945. The entry of a gathering gave by the Association of Friends of Asian Art in the 1950s brought about the formation of the Asian Art office.
The 1970s saw record quantities of guests of just about one-and-an a large portion of million every year, and the building continuously began to miss the mark regarding current requirements.