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The Night Watch back in the Rijksmuseum

Rembrandt’s most famous painting ‘The Night Watch’ has finally returned to the Rijksmuseum. Ten men carried the painting – that weighs about 170 kilo’s without a frame – to its place in the Dutch museum.


The Night Watch was for the past nine years on display in a wing of the Rijksmuseum, because the main building was renovated. This painting is the only painting that will be placed at its original place in the museum, at the end of the Gallery of Honours.


The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam was for the last ten years in an extensive renovation. The museum, will open on April 13, 2013. The museum is one of the world’s top museums and has a collection of paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan steen. The most famous masterpiece is Rembrandt’s Night Watch (1642). Apart from these great painters the Rijksmuseum will also show the history of 800 years of Dutch art and history by demonstrating 8,000 objects in a new presentation.