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Artistic Heaven for the Art Fanatics in Amsterdam
The city that will tantalize your senses with its beauty and its architectural magnificence is the one and only Amsterdam. With many museums and historical monuments the city is worth a visit and can turn out to be an unforgettable vacation.
By: Travelhouse UK
The name of Amsterdam is derived from the word ‘amstelredamme’
Amsterdam is lined with many monuments and historical sites. One such site that stands out and is known across the world is the beautiful and spectacular Rijksmuseum. One of the largest and the most visited museums in Netherlands, Rijksmuseum was built in 1876. Featuring famous artworks and paintings of Rembrandt, Vermeer and Franz Hals, the museum also exhibits an array of Asian art and prints as well as delftware sculptures.
It is without a doubt the only place in Netherlands with the most material on cultural history. Whether it is paintings, ship models, photographs, historical prints, weapons, clothing, and artifacts or sculptures the Rijksmuseum has it all. These various objects of art and craft portray the history and culture of Amsterdam and portray the various events throughout the history as well. The museum is hence an important part of Amsterdam’s development as a capital city center in Netherlands.
The building of the museum is one of the grandest sites. It is a gothic and renaissance style structure designed by Pierre Cuypers. The Rijksmuseum library which is a part of the museum is the largest and most prominent research library in the city and is also is one of the few libraries that have the resources for those who want to research art or indulge in the history of art and the history of the various masterpieces displayed in the museum. You will find the spectacular masterpieces in the Philip wing of the museum.
There are collections of many famous artists. Some of the paintings and masterpiece include: Musical Allegory, Self Portrait 1629,Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem, An Old Woman Reading, probably the Prophetess Anna, Bust of Young Woman, Joseph Telling his Dreams, Portrait of Johannes Wtenbogaert, Portrait of van Haesje Jacobsdr van Cleyburgh, Landscape with a Stone Bridge, Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Portrait of Maria Trip, The Drunken Pair, The Toilet, Adolf en Catharina Croeser, the milk maid, the love letter, the little street, the jolly drinker, portrait of a man, the Jewish bride, portrait of a young couple, the night watch and many others. All these paintings are intricate and old with great monetary and artistic value. The pieces are truly awe inspiring and leave you stunned with their fine beauty and detailed artwork.
So if you are an art lover and like to experience new art then Amsterdam is the place for you. Contact us and book cheap flights (http://www.travelhouseuk.co.uk/