After nearly a decade of renovations, the exquisite Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will finally be opening its doors to the public again in Spring 2013.
On April 14, visitors will once again be able to stroll the massive galleries of the Rijksmuseum, located in the Museumplein. This Dutch national museum has been undergoing a modernization project to improve the overall look and feel of the museum.
The new Rijksmuseum will proudly display the history of the Netherlands through masterpieces ranging from the Middle Ages to the present time.
Leading up to the grand reopening, over 8,000 works of art will be reinstalled in the main building. When opened, the Rijksmuseum will be the first major national museum in the world to be open 365 days a year.
Visitor counts to the new Rijksmuseum are expected to rise from one million visitors per year to five million visitors per year after the reopening.
If you’ll be anywhere near Amsterdam this spring or summer, be sure to stop by the Rijksmuseum to see the stunning renovations, and of course, major works by famed painters such as Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Vermeer and more.
Photo source: Rijksmuseum