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Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Contact: +31 20 674 7000
Open Hours: Daily 9a-6p, last admission 5:30p
Rijksmuseum, also known as the State Museum of art and history, is considered a true national treasure. Its exhibits include paintings from The Netherlands' 17th-Century Golden Age by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. Rembrandt's Night Watch is the museum's centerpiece. You'll also find works from the Middle Ages and the 18th and 19th Centuries, superb collections of silver and delftware ceramics, old doll houses and fantastic examples of Asian art. Having recently undergone renovations, the museum's 1885 Renaissance Revival building has be diligently restored and revamped to accommodate modern infrastructure that an art institution requires. This intelligently redesigned public space is sure to inspire and inform visitors from all over.