The Rijksmuseum is a national museum of the Netherlands. It was founded in 1800 in The Hague, but
it was moved to its current location in 1885. Constructed by the Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers,
this building combines gothic and renaissance features; further, it is decorated with references to
the Dutch art history.
The Rijksmuseum is dedicated to applied arts, clocks, doll's houses, glass art, and many other
topics. The collection of paintings includes works by Jacob van Ruysdael, Frans Hals, Johannes
Vermeer and Rembrandt and his pupils.
Since 2003 the museum has undergone a restoration process; however, masterpieces are
continuously displayed for the public.