Amsterdam is a land of history with each and every corner of the streets of this city blended with tales and culture from the past. Along with other stunning locations, the museums in this city are one of the main tourist attractions. Even though Van Gogh museum is the biggest museum located in this place, a Rijksmuseum tour cannot be excluded from the list of destinations that we are planning to visit. Rijksmuseum is one of the biggest Dutch museums located within Amsterdam near the Van Gogh museum. Since it possesses about 8000 artifacts from the past, a detailed inspection of each and every item within that place will be impossible within a short period of time. Among others, some of the most famous souvenirs that this place holds are as follows.
The Night Watch
The Night Watch is one of the most famous artworks of Rembrandt Van Rijn drawn in the late 1940s. This is a huge painting that created a turning point in the life of the artist. The painting shows a group of soldiers getting ready for their duty with a beautiful little girl in the background. It is believed that this was a moment from the artist’s life inscribed on a canvas.
The Johannes Vermeer’s milkmaid is one of the most discussed paintings of all time, due to its photographic finish. This painting is also well known as the only painting of the artist depicting a domestic servant. One of the artistic skills that can be seen in this painting is that, the artist has used only blue and yellow colors to draw this whole picture.
Marten And Oopjen
Marten and Oopjen is a pair of paintings that are considered as one of the least displayed paintings of all time. Since it is one of the mysterious paintings created by Rembrandt, it is one of the most expensive paintings of all time.
The Threatened Swan
The Threatened Swan is a symbolic representation of Johan De Witt’s fight against the enemies, and the Dutch National Resistance. This painting shows a swan fighting a dog to protect her nest which symbolizes how each individual fights to protect their home against intruders.
Other than the artifacts listed above in this article, there are a lot of must see items within this museum. Not only the painting, but the lush green gardens filled with sculptures in the outskirts of the museum are also a beautiful sight for the visitors. The walkway crossing through the museum is also a part of the Rijksmuseum highlights tour since on this path we can see paintings from the local artists.