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Upon entering the Rijksmuseum I felt as if I had stepped on board a ferry floating through 800 years of European history. Original works such as Vincent Van Gogh’s Self Portrait and George Hendrik Breitner’s Girl in a White Kimono proudly hang on the museums muted walls. The museum was built by Pierre Cuypers, the same Dutch architect who designed Amsterdam Centraal Railway Station. Cuyper’s major projects tend to have Renaissance and Gothic influences, which contrast to the modern contemporary influences that this city is well-known for. Spend the day getting lost inside these walls, I can assure you the collection is bound to impress.
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