The Rijksmuseum is the national museum of the Netherlands. Its collection comprises 1,1 million objects from and about the Netherlands, dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
The Rijksmuseum was founded in 1798 and reopened on 13 April 2013 after a 10-year, 375 million euro renovation and refurbishment programme.
Highlights from the art collection include famous works by Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen, Frans Hals and, of course, Renmbrant van Riin, including his famous work The Night Watch, which has pride of place.
There are also historical exhibits on medieval Netherlands, the VOC (Dutch East India Company) and the Dutch East Indies.