An Amsterdam must-see is The Rijksmuseum, one of the city’s grandest museums. Designed by renowned Dutch architect P.J.H. Cuypers, construction of the monumental building began in 1876 and it finally opened in 1885 as the largest museum in the Netherlands. The Rijksmuseum’s internationally revered collection features some of the nation’s most famous works, including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, and perhaps most notably Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’.
For the maritime lovers, experience the hustle and bustle of the Port of Amsterdam and its commercial activities during an official tour of the port basins – normally only accessible by commercial vessels. Between March and October, these two-hour guided cruises thoroughly explore the port area.
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