• Rijksmuseum (State Museum; Amsterdam): The Rijksmuseum houses some of the Netherlands's most important works of art: Rembrandt's world-famous The Night Watch, four of Jan Vermeer's miniatures, and numerous works by Frans Hals. All in all, this is one of the most impressive collections of Old Masters in the world. Unfortunately, until 2013 you'll be able to view a lot fewer than previously, since most of the museum is closed for refurbishment. But in the sole wing that remains open, the Rijksmuseum has assembled The Masterpieces, highlights from its collection of 17th-century Dutch Golden Age collections.
  • Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam): An extensive collection of van Gogh's work is here: 200 paintings and 500 drawings, ranging from the famous Sunflowers to earless self-portraits. The permanent collection includes important works by van Gogh's 19th-century contemporaries, and frequent temporary or visiting exhibits concentrate on the same period.
  • Mauritshuis (The Hague): An intimate museum set in the 17th-century palace of a Dutch count, it contains a small but impressive collection of Golden Age art treasures.
  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam): This eclectic museum features a range of art forms, from visual to applied arts, covering a period of over 7 centuries. Here you see paintings by the likes of Pieter Bruegel and Jan van Eyck, and surrealists like René Magritte and Salvador Dalí.
  • Museum Het Catharijneconvent (St. Catherine's Convent; Utrecht): Housed in a former convent, the museum provides a picture of Holland's Christian heritage. The collections of medieval art and illuminated manuscripts are impressive.
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