Rijksmuseum Schiphol opens Dutch paintings exhibition

Rijksmuseum Schiphol celebrates its ten-year anniversary with an exhibition of paintings showcasing typical Dutch scenes: the Dutch countryside, Dutch waters, Dutch towns, Dutch royalty, Dutch people and their families.

Johan Barthold Jongkind, Molens bij Rotterdam, 1857

This is the Holland that everyone knows, as seen through the eyes of artists like Frans Hals, Johan Barthold Jongkind, Jan Toorop and Karel Appel. Together, these works present a foretaste of the renovated Rijksmuseum, which is set to reopen in its full glory on 13 April 2013 with a collection of more than 8,000 objects – showing the best that the Netherlands has to offer in art and history, from the Middle Ages to today. – www.rijksmuseum.nl