Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum Reopening is delayed until 2013
The renovation of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, home to some of the greatest works by Rembrandt and other Dutch masters, has been delayed again and is not likely to be completed before 2013, the government said on Tuesday.
The restoration of one of the Netherlands' major tourist attractions had been due to be completed this year, but a dispute with the building contractor over costs has led to new delays, the Dutch culture ministry said in a statement.
In a facelift resembling modernizations at Paris' Louvre and Gare d'Orsay museums, the 19th century Rijksmuseum, is getting a giant new underground entrance hall.
Since the main museum closed in 2003, works by Rembrandt like The Nightwatch and by other Dutch masters such as Frans Hals and Vermeer have remained on view in a side wing.
Re: Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum Reopening is delayed until 2013
Your up-date on the delays to the on-going renovation of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is much appreciated. For anyone headed to Amsterdam in the near future, it's good to know the status of this major museum and thus avoid disappointment. Thanks.