Postcard from Europe: Rijksmuseum countdown, Amsterdam

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013. Filed under: Architecture Art Europe Netherlands

Walking through Amsterdam’s Museumplein tonight after a gala candlelit dinner at the Concertgebouw, I noticed the Rijksmuseum is keeping its own ‘night watch’ countdown until the museum’s official reopening to the public on April 13.  The building looks spectacular from the exterior and I can’t wait to see the interior tomorrow at the press preview.

Here’s my postcard of the Rijksmuseum’s ‘night watch’:

The Rijksmuseum is home to Rembrandt’s largest and most famous painting Night Watch (1642) which has finally been returned to its original wall.




The story behind Rembrandt’s Night Watch (1642):

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