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May 15, 2015

Today I’m inviting you to have a look around the Rijksmuseum (Netherlands national museum dedicated to arts and history) in Amsterdam. It’s a very pretty and rich museum, full of stunning exhibits filling wonderful halls. Apparently this museum has on display 8,000 objects of art and history, from their total collection of 1 million objects from the years 1200–2000!

I’m sharing just a few of my favourite photos, that won’t reflect the fondest memories of that perfect day spent absorbing the whole atmosphere of share charm. So if you’re ever in Amsterdam…

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“The Rijksmuseum was founded in The Hague in 1800 and moved to Amsterdam in 1808, where it was first located in the Royal Palace and later in the Trippenhuis. The current main building was designed by Pierre Cuypers and first opened its doors in 1885. On 13 April 2013, after a ten-year renovation which cost € 375 million, the main building was reopened by Queen Beatrix. In 2013, it was the most visited museum in the Netherlands with a record number of 2.2 million visitors.” (Wikipedia)


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“The restoration and renovation of the Rijksmuseum are based on a design by Spanish architects Antonio Cruz and Antonio Ortiz. Many of the old interior decorations were restored and the floors in the courtyards were removed. The renovation would have initially taken five years, but was delayed and eventually took almost ten years to complete.” (Wikipedia)

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 15, 2015 2:25 pm

    Favorite…two hats!

    • May 16, 2015 4:17 pm

      I like that photograph too. It’s a shame it’s a bit blurry, but it was hard to “catch” that man as there were a lot of people next to him – too many art connoisseurs, who came to see late Rembrandt. K.

  2. May 21, 2015 7:59 pm

    Thank you, was great to see such an interesting museum and art space.

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