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Re-opening of the unbelievably beautiful Rijksmuseum

Old Nov 18th, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Re-opening of the unbelievably beautiful Rijksmuseum

The renovated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will re-open on Saturday April 13, 2013. For outstanding videos of the construction work in progress see
http://tinyurl.com/arnfb2l
The videos are professional high quality. Use the full screen version of YouTube for best viewing. The audio is in good crisp Dutch.

For other images and English see the Rijksmuseum site at
http://tinyurl.com/ahsa228

I seldom get emotional but I must say that this event absolutely thrills me.
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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Thanks for the update--its enough to get us thinking about another return.
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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Was there two years ago but will have to check it out again next August.
Thanks for the update
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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Thanks for the info, spaarne. That's good news. My husband and I will be landing in Amsterdam on 18 April 2013. We weren't planning on seeing the Rijks (again) because of the ongoing renovations, but now that they will be complete, we will definately have to include a visit to the museum in our plans.

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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Spaarne--

Ik wil je bedanken voor deze video's en foto's en ook dat je mij naar jouw Fodor's post hebt doorverwezen. Ik ben slechts een beetje triest omdat ik dit jaar in de Rijksmuseum *voor* het eind van de renovaties was. Maar de renovaties zijn een reden meer dat ik misschien volgend jaar naar Nederland wil gaan!

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Old Nov 18th, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Oh, bliss, oh joy! I have waited so long for this.

When I was broke and out of a job, and crashing with a friend in Amsterdam some 35 odd years ago, I would go to the Rijksmuseum every day. It was free then. I would "do" one single room each day for that entire winter.

One of the best times of my life.

Mostly, I had the room I was doing to myself; just me and my Dutch dictionary. I don't suppose that will be possible when it opens again, as the whole world will want a look.
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 01:33 AM
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Spaaren, thanks for the update. Must be fabulous. We visited back in the late 90's. What I remember, in addition to the classic paintings, were the "doll houses" of the royal children. If I recall, there were many of them.
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Old Nov 19th, 2012, 02:07 AM
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Don't forget that the Stedelijk museum is finally open again too, and that the refurbished Van Gogh (hopefully) re-opens at the end of April next year too.
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