Monday, October 26, 2015

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Oh, but this was magnificent, indeed! 

The building is grandiose, more so from the outside than on the inside, admittedly, yet roomy, lofty and elegant inside as well. 

The mix of paintings, furniture, sculpture, china and miscellaneous artifacts made for variation and cultivation. The signboards were informative and easily read (as opposed to current Parisian fashion, which dictates text in dark grey on light gray on signs placed somewhere waist-high. Try reading them in a crowded room...)

The Nightwatch is large enough to be admired from afar (Not that it's exactly Mona Lisa's fault that she is so tiny, but convenient it is not.) and text sheets with extra information were available for the curious. 

The giftshop was a treat.

Ik wond het geweldig!

The Nightwatch, Rembrandt Van Rijn, 1642

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