The Rijksmuseum is the Dutch national museum, which displays a massive collection of paintings, sculptures and art in more than 200 rooms. Now, before you get too excited, realize that the museum is currently under renovation and may not reopen until 2012 or 2013. Since the Netherlands has such a rich tradition in arts, you’ll find works by Rembrandt, Jan Steen, Frans Hals and Vermeer on display. At the end of the main hall is Rembrandt’s Night Watch, perhaps his most famous piece of work. The museum is visited by just under one million visitors each year, and the summer months are especially busy, so plan your day wisely and allow time for waiting in line.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
- Nearest Train: Hobbemastraat