The Rijksmuseum is one of the largest museums in Amsterdam and showed in April 2013, after a major ten-year restoration and renovation, new (and old) face. In 1876, built to a design by the famous architect PJH Cuypers, the monumental building opened in 1885 as the largest museum in the Netherlands. National treasures: The collection includes famous works such as The Night Watch by Rembrandt (now visible in a beautifully lit hall where visitors can see every little detail) and paintings by Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals. In addition, the museum holds a collection of Delftware, sculptures, Asian art, prints and other important artifacts. Living History: The collection of the Rijksmuseum goes beyond the Dutch masters. The rich cultural history of the Netherlands comes to life with objects such as ship models, sculptures, archaeological finds, clothing, weapons, prints, photographs and more. Thousands of historical objects bring the history of our country image in a global context, and tell the story of 800 years of Amsterdam, from the Middle Ages to the present. In addition to masterpieces from the Golden Age, there are, for example Delftware bowls, sculptures, Asian art, etchings and objects that have to do with the Dutch maritime history. There are also modern additions, like a Mondrian-inspired dress from 1965, designed by Yves Saint Laurent.