Rembrandt’s Night Watch
At the heart of Amsterdam’s newly refurbished Rijksmuseum is its most treasured painting, The Night Watch. A group portrait of one of Amsterdam’s local militias, it was painted by Rembrandt van Rijn in 1642, at the height of the Dutch Golden Age.
Today, at the anniversary of Rembrandt’s birth, this masterpiece has come to epitomize Dutch national pride.
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