Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum

1 Jan Luijkenstraa, Amsterdam,

One of Europe’s great art museums, the red-brick, neo-Gothic national art museum devotes 14 rooms to more than 400 Dutch masterpieces from the country’s golden age like Night Watch by Rembrandt, Vermeer’s Kitchen Maid, and Jan Steen’s Feast of St. Nicholas. The last room opens up the homes of the 18th-century aristocracy through meticulously detailed period doll houses, while rotating exhibitions take place in the Philips wing. Outside, five centuries of architectural relics find a home among statues, fountains, and ponds in the museum’s Renaissance and Baroque gardens.

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