The Rijksmuseum focuses on Dutch art from the Golden Age, which was mostly in the 1600's. At this time, Amsterdam was a commercial power, enjoying immense prosperity.
The museum has paintings from Dutch artists, like Rembrant, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, and Jan Steen. With these paintings, they served as photographs of the time, capturing everyday life, as well as group portraits.
One thing of interest and unusual (at least to me, anyway), is a clock, with a screen where a person draws the hands, telling the time, with a marker. I guess it's every minute, when it gets wiped clean and rewritten.
If you are a fan of art from this time period, then this place is definitely a must-see. For others like myself, who can appreciate art, I think it's worth checking out.
Photographs are not allowed at all!
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