Monday, April 9, 2018

NETHERLANDS ~ Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam ~

... Beautiful night view of Dutch museum nr2... a must see if you go to Amsterdam and a truly impressive museum... more than 8.000 objects in 80 rooms tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history.... the Rijksmuseum specializes in 'Dutch Masters', with the oil paintings from world-famous Dutch artists like Rembrandt, Vermeer and Jan Steen.... Thanks a lot Dustin!!ヽ(ヅ)ノ

The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum located in the Museum Square in Amsterdam South, founded in 1800 and its original location was in The Hague. In 1808, the museum relocated to Amsterdam and was housed in the Royal Palace before moving to the Trippenhuis. Its current building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and opened its doors in 1885. On 13 April 2013, after a ten-year renovation the main building was reopened by Queen Beatrix.

The artifacts date back as far as 1200 and include masterpieces by Dutch Golden Age painters Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Rembrandt. The collection includes famous paintings such as The Night Watch (Rembrandt), Portrait of a Young Couple (Frans Hals) and The Milkmaid (Johannes Vermeer).

In addition to famous paintings, the museum also displays sculptures, antique furnishings, fashion, ceramics, weapons, photographs and drawings.


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(Issued 24-04-2017)

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(Issued 17-07-2017)

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