Dating back to 1885, the Rijksmuseum is one of Amsterdam’s grandest and most popular museums which reflects more than 800 years of Dutch and global history. The museum’s collection features some of the most famous national treasures including historic art by Vermeer, Frans Hals, Van Gogh and perhaps most notably Rembrandt’s The Night Watch. The museum’s expansive, evocative collection also includes Delftware, sculptures, archaeological artifacts, clothing, prints, items from Dutch maritime history and many other culturally significant objects, all combining to vividly explore Dutch history within a global context. And naturally, the collection isn’t frozen in time – new items arrive to represent modern times, too, such as a Mondrian-inspired dress by Yves Saint Laurent dating from 1965. Quite apart from its inspiring collections, the museum has a lush garden in which you can relax, or stroll among one of its temporary sculpture exhibitions. Former featured artists have included Miró and Alexander Calder.