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The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the largest museum in The Netherlands and located on the Museumplein in Amsterdam. It houses a large collection of paintings from well known Dutch painters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Steen. Most of the paintings date from the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century, the age in which Holland was a polital, economic and artistic super power.
You can see in the Rijksmuseum the world famous "Night Watch" by Rembrand, or the "Milkmaid" by Vermeer.
The museum itself was designed by the Dutch architect Cuypers. Currently the museum is in restoration, and is sceduled to be fully re-opened in 2008, but the masterpieces are still to be visited in a part of the building.
Address Rijksmuseum Amsterdam:
Jan Luijkenstraat 1 (Philipsvleugel)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0)20 6747000
Visit the official website of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
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