The famous Rijksmuseum is a short walk from the Van Gogh Museum. I was there once before, when my high school choir was on tour in Europe. I didn't appreciate art much back in those days, so I was thankful for this opportunity to go again.
|My favorite art history student before we visit the Rijksmuseum|
Much of the museum is closed due to renovations, but the finest works are housed and currently on display in the Philips Wing of the museum. We found plenty to look at and were not disappointed by the impact of the renovations. We still saw plenty of Dutch art.
Here we go!
The interior PD photo by Justin V.A.Slater via Wikimedia Commons
The paintings collection includes works by artists Jacob van Ruysdael, Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen and Rembrandt and his pupils.
|The Milkmaid by Vermeer|
|Portrait of a Young Couple by Hals|
|The Feast of Saint Nicholas by Steen|