The Netherlands has a wonderful tradition of art painting. If someone worship Rembrandt or Vermeer then must also know that at the same period of time, in so-called Dutch Golden Age of painting (16th-17th centuries), worked at least a dozen or so exceptionally talented artists of lesser fame but deserving the same level of admiration. For one the revelation could be Frans Hals or Pieter de Hooch, for the other Jan Steen or Bartholomeus van der Helst.
The Rijksmuseum is the best place to find out. Obviously, an art lover can see there Rembrandt’s and Vermeer’s most iconic masterpieces but besides them, Dutch national museum has on display 8,000 objects of art and history, including the abundance of Golden Age paintings which should not be missed.
Address: Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam
Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:00 daily, all days of the year
Online tickets: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/tickets
Youth 18 and under: free
Multimedia tour: €5.00