A monumental building, filled to the brim with treasures of Dutch art and history. Tenderly carved sculptures of Saints, great altar pieces of important masters and art of the Golden Age in all its facets, dating from a period when it was hard to surpass artists of the Netherlands in their productivity and their quality.
This and much more can be admired during a guided tour in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The internationally famous core of the museum is formed by the Gallery of Honour (eregalerij). Here and in the neighbouring rooms, highlights of Dutch art can be admired, with Rembrandt's Nightwatch as the superb eyecatcher at the end of the hall. Exploring the Rijksmuseum is a must for Amsterdam visitors. Make some time to visit this immense treasury of Dutch art and history. The best way to do this is with a (private) tour guide who leads you along the highlights of Dutch art, familiarizing you with details worth knowing about the Golden Age of the Netherlands - the baroque period in the 17th century - and introducing you to some of Europe's most important artworks - paying close attention to your personal questions and wishes.