The Rijks Restaurant in Amsterdam is located in an annex of the Rijksmuseum's main building and was opened in 2014. The Rijksmuseum is the a Netherlands national museum that reopened in 2013 following a decade of renovations that cost €375-million.
The restaurant's decor is decidedly subdued, reflecting the busy atmosphere of the museum and the buzzing energy of the city overall. Themes touted by the designers as inspiration include authenticity, quality and uniqueness. The interior design of the restaurant is characterized by its romantic lighting and color palette as well as comfortable-seeming charcoal and grey seating.
The Rijks Restaurant was designed by Studio Linse and has been nominated for a best-designed restaurant of 2015 award.