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Centuries of creativity
Described by many as a village, Amsterdam packs the cultural punch of a city many times its size. While still retaining a bit of a ‘sex, drugs and rock 'n’ roll' reputation, Amsterdam is now more about being a ‘creative city’ where the high standards set by such Golden Age painters as Rembrandt are maintained. The city has become a global hub for art, design, architecture and advertising, but one where all its attractions are just a short and scenic bike ride away.
Famous Golden Age splendour
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The famous Rijksmuseum is home to countless priceless treasures, including Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ and Vermeer’s ‘The Milkmaid’. It reopened in April 2013 after impressive renovations.
The Rijksmuseum houses 8000 objects and focuses on arts, crafts, and history from around 1200 to 2000. This is where you’ll find fascinating works from Dutch Golden Age painters like Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruisdael, Frans Hals and Jan Steen.