After a 10 year long makeover, Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is getting ready to open its door again. The Rijksmuseum is the Dutch national museum of art and history, where masterpieces by Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Steen, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer and other great painters, mingle with 17th-century blunderbusses and Delft blue pottery. The 128 years old neo-gothic building has been totally revamped, and all 8,000 artifacts can now be found in a different place.
With the new format you will be able to walk through a time period. This is very different compared to the old museum, where there were separate rooms for paintings, glass, silver, and other collections. The intention of this new format is to create a feeling of beauty in relation to Dutch art and a feeling for the time itself.
The museum opens its doors this Saturday, can’t wait till then? Take a look at some of their masterpieces on Europeana!