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The Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam is the largest and most important museum in the Netherlands with a collection of more than 1 million objects.

The exhibition is arranged by theme, with the Golden Age as the main subject. The biggest attractions are the paintings of Dutch masters like Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer, Jan Steen and of course Rembrandt. Some tourists come to the museum specifically to see Rembrandt’s “Night Watch,” but that is certainly not the only masterpiece.

There is also an exhibition of antique Delft Blue porcelain and silverware. The pride of the museum are two beautifully decorated dolls’ houses from the 17th century. These dolls’ houses were made by craftsmen with objects such as brooms, storage jars and silver spoons copied in detail. The walls of the tapestry room are lined with silk and on the floor of the dolls’ houses is real Italian marble. The paintings, too, are exactly like those in a 17th century house.