After ten years (five more than expected) and $500 million dollars, the Rijksmuseum of Amsterdam is reopening. The renovated museum has a new entrance, an Asian pavilion, an outdoor exhibition space, shops, restaurants, educational facilities, and a renovated art history library that will now be open to the public, as of April 13, 2013. The renovations were completed by the Spanish architects Cruz y Ortiz.
Some of the art displayed in the museum includes Frans Hals' “The Company of Captain Reinier Reael,” Rembrandt’s “Night Watch,” and Vermeer’s “Milkmaid." For more information about the renovations and the collection, please see the article and slideshow on the New York Times website.