|A bicycle and pedestrian path run through the center of the building|
The building first opened in 1885 and underwent a huge 10 year renovation beginning In 2003. It has large number of art objects on display covering the years 1200–2000, among which are some masterpieces by Frans Hals, Johannes Vermeer and by Rembrandt including the familiar Night Watch.
|The Night Watch|
Here are a couple of examples. In the first the goldsmith reached out a window ti show you a ring he had made and in the second a fiddler reaches out to give you a toast, inviting to join him
These are from the 1600's. It worked then and it works now.
Outside the Museum is the famous IAMSTERDAM sign where scores of tourists come to get their picture taken. It was very busy on at the front so we thought why not use the back to take Shelley's picture.
|Perhaps it would have looked better from the other side|