The Dutch love many things and one of them are their bikes.
Because I had not much time, I had to do the whirlwind tour of this museum's extensive collection and I did not take too many pictures. If you do go, piece it out so you can see and appreciate everything. I had specifically wanted to see the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Johannes Vermeer, so I breezed through much of the exhibit.
|The Battle of Waterloo is the largest painting at Rijksmuseum and you can see how it spans floor-to-ceiling. This is a symbolism of Napoleon's empire collapsed with his final defeat at Waterloo.|
|Rembrandt's "Night Watch" is a massive painting that can only be appreciated when seen in person.|
Then it was time to go, but not without a quick coffee break.
|Caffeine fix at the opera house cafe before our drive to Paris|