The Grand Reopening

I’ve always enjoyed visiting the Rijksmuseum, the grand old lady of Amsterdam’s many museums. However, she’s been closed since 2003 for a refurbishment that was supposed to have been completed in 2006.

Here we are in 2013, and she’s about to throw open her doors once more to the world. I’ll be paying her a visit later this year, to marvel at her many wonders.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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3 Responses to The Grand Reopening

  1. Al Feersum says:

    If you get the chance, see if you can get a copy of the cover of Pratchett’s Night Watch and put it next to the original…

  2. We visited the museum 2 years ago and were terribly disappointed that so much of it was closed that we were in and out in just over an hour and yet still charged full price.

    • Geoff Coupe says:

      Yes, I can imagine that would have been a real disappointment. That’s why I’ve not been near the place since 2003. But I am now looking forward to getting reacquainted once more.

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