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This former nursing home, the Hermitage is now a branch of one of Russia's prized museums. Located directly at the river Amstel,, the building has an historic aura around it. Hermitage Amsterdam shows exclusive exhibits that have rarely been seen outside of St. Petersburg, as these treasure troves are part of the Hermitage St. Petersburg's rich collection. A must visit for these unique art pieces.
Rijksmuseum, also known as the National Museum, is considered a true national treasure. It features a vast collection of artworks and historic artifacts from the Middle Ages to contemporary times, creating a veritable range of cultural riches. Its exhibits include the paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen from the country's 17th-century Golden Age. Rembrandt's Night Watch is the museum's centerpiece. Visitors will also find works from the Middle Ages and the 18th and 19th Centuries, superb collections of silver and Delftware ceramics, old doll houses, and fantastic examples of Asian art. After undergoing renovation, the museum's 1885 Renaissance Revival building was diligently restored and revamped to accommodate modern infrastructure. The museum building itself is a masterpiece of art and architecture, designed by Pierre Cuypers and ornamented with sculptures, paintings, tile tableaus, and stained glass that allude to the nation's rich history.
Discover all there is to know about cocktails at this unique museum standing on the Museumplein. The museum is a manifestation of the legacy of Lucas Bols, legendary manufacturer of distilled spirits established in the 16th Century, and takes visitors through the fascinating world of cocktail mixing and bartending. The history of Netherlands' own spirit Genever, is also covered extensively in the museum. At the end of the tour, visitors get to choose a cocktail of their choice, which is then concocted by the bartenders. Enthusiasts can also learn bartending at the academy on site. The museum is available for private hire. Guests to the House of Bols must be age 18 or over.
Si può ammirare la più completa collezione di Van Gogh, inclusi quadri, disegni e lettere. Il museo ha anche un'ampia collezione di opere di alcuni contemporanei di Van Gogh e suoi amici, tra cui Gauguin e Touluse-Lautrec, ma anche di artisti più antichi che Van Gogh ammirava, inclusi Léon L hermitte e Jean-François Millet. Il museo organizza regolarmente mostre esibendo meraviglie dell'arte della fine dell'Ottocento.