Thursday, May 23: Art and Culture in Amsterdam

Statues of Rembrandt and the Night Watch

The morning and afternoon were dedicated to two spectacular and only recently reopened museums: the Rijksmuseum, with its unsurpassed collection of Dutch Old Masters, and the Van Gogh Museum. That evening, we enjoyed a traditional Indonesian Rijsttafel at Indrapura, recently visited by Celine Dion and the new King of Holland, Willem Alexander. We enjoyed the statue of Rembrandt and the recreation of the Nights Watch in the square outside.