Vermeer's The Milkmaid or Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, Rembrandt's The Night Watch (1642) or The Jewish Bride (1667): the invention of "chiaroscuro" made these four works universally celebrated. All are presented here. However, many other treasures may also be found in this immense museum, built in 1885, yet comfortably modern: 30,000 art objects, 17,000 historical documents, 5,000 paintings, including those by Jan Steen and Frans Hals. Sculpture and decorative arts through the centuries are also given pride of place so enthusiasts, take note.
In fact, here you are invited to take a voyage through art history from the Middle Ages until the 20th century. Even if you are not a student of art history, you will be amazed by this collection presented over four floors in this neo-Gothic building. Set aside ample time for a visit: you will not be disappointed.
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