Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

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Viewing Vermeer at the Renovated Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) has reopened to universally positive reviews following a ten-year, $500 million renovation. The objective of the renovation, to restore much of the original 1885 lay-out, along with impressive architectural and ornamental details, was beautifully achieved. The floor-plan now tracks the history of Dutch art, with the many galleries mixing paintings, textiles, sculpture and other artifacts from each period. And the collection of Dutch masters - Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh - is unmatched. We recently spent a couple of hours wandering from gallery to gallery with a private art guide -- and only experienced a fraction of what the Rijks has to offer!
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