When my colleagues suggested to visit Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, I did not show much interest. My understanding of European history was limited and I found it hard to appreciate the artefacts in the museum without any prior understanding. But nevertheless, I was convinced by others to visit the museum!!
|Rijksmuseum seen from Ice Skating area|
|Ice skating area|
|"Library" inside museum|
The highlight of the museum was “The Night Watch” by Rembrandt which was created in 1642. As we watched the waiting closely we were mesmerised by the sunlight and shades used. The size of the painting was also huge. The figures in the photo are nearly human size giving a feeling of reality. Amazing stuff. One must visit the museum at least to see this painting.
|Night Watch painting|
When we came out of the museum, at was already dark. The ice skating area was empty but was illuminated with light!!
|Ice skating stadium lit up by lights|