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Flying over het Museumplein

This is my second picture and the third in the theme "Flying over Holland", that was taken during the aerial tour, Rob and I made last Sunday.

This picture shows you het Museumplein (Museum Square) in Amsterdam. The big building at the right hand side of the shot is het Rijksmuseum (National Museum).

Het Rijksmuseum has a large collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age.
The first Rijksmuseum was founded in 1800 in The Hague. In 1808 moved the museum to Amsterdam and in 1885 to this building, which was designed by P.J.H. Cuypers. The most famous painting in het Rijksmuseum is Rembrandt's de Nachtwacht (the Night Watch).

Het Museumplein is the largest square in Amsterdam and is often used for events. In 1999 the square was reconstructed and this was designed by the Swedish/Danish architect Sven-Ingvar Andersson. Apart from het Rijksmuseum, also het Van Gogh Museum and het Stedelijk Museum (City Museum) are located here, as well as het Concertgebouw (Concert Building).

The other picture of the aerial tour:
Picture 1: Schiphol - Amsterdam Airport
Picture 2: Amsterdam - Stopera
Picture 3: Amsterdam - Museumplein

Hope you like it!

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