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After ten years of building work, renovations, and restoration, the Rijksmuseum reopened its doors on 13 April 2013. 99 days prior to 13 April 2013 -we posted 99 reasons to look forward to the opening of the Rijksmuseum! Now you can enjoy them every day in the museum.
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Only 2 more nights until you can enjoy no fewer than 8,000 objects in the Rijksmuseum.

Only 2 more nights until you can enjoy no fewer than 8,000 objects in the Rijksmuseum.

Only 3 more nights until we open. And in honour of this, the Bijenkorf department store will be celebrating today with a number of special Rijksmuseum window displays.

Only 3 more nights until we open. And in honour of this, the Bijenkorf department store will be celebrating today with a number of special Rijksmuseum window displays.

Only 4 more nights until what every Vermeer fan dreams of will once again be on view in the Gallery of Honour: four of his most beautiful works side by side. We can’t decide which is our favourite, just like parents can’t decide which of their children is their favourite. But anyway, which is your favourite?

Only 4 more nights until what every Vermeer fan dreams of will once again be on view in the Gallery of Honour: four of his most beautiful works side by side. We can’t decide which is our favourite, just like parents can’t decide which of their children is their favourite. But anyway, which is your favourite?

Only 5 more nights until you can enjoy The Threatened Swan by Jan Asselijn for real. In the meantime, from today our followers in the Netherlands will see this and 15 other artworks from our collection on dairy products of Albert Heijn one of the leading supermarkets in the Netherlands.

Only 5 more nights until you can enjoy The Threatened Swan by Jan Asselijn for real. In the meantime, from today our followers in the Netherlands will see this and 15 other artworks from our collection on dairy products of Albert Heijn one of the leading supermarkets in the Netherlands.

Only 6 more nights... until this hermit can delight in the interest of tens of thousands of visitors. This painting is by Gerard Dou, who studied under Rembrandt, whose 400th birthday we’re celebrating today.

Only 6 more nights... until this hermit can delight in the interest of tens of thousands of visitors. This painting is by Gerard Dou, who studied under Rembrandt, whose 400th birthday we’re celebrating today.

Only 7 more nights... until you can view this Madonna of Humility. And if this doesn’t move you enough, you should also know that it was painted by Fra Angelico, aka the Angelic Friar.

Only 7 more nights... until you can view this Madonna of Humility. And if this doesn’t move you enough, you should also know that it was painted by Fra Angelico, aka the Angelic Friar.

Only 8 more nights until the unique graphic novel ‘Rembrandt’ by cartoonist Typex can be bought in our museum shop.

Only 8 more nights until the unique graphic novel ‘Rembrandt’ by cartoonist Typex can be bought in our museum shop.

Only 9 more nights... until you can once again see this 'Tower Mill at Wijk bij Duurstede' in the Gallery of Honour. It is the ultimate Dutch landscape: low, flat, a lot of water and especially a lot of sky. And you guessed it, it’s by Jacob van Ruisdael.

Only 9 more nights... until you can once again see this 'Tower Mill at Wijk bij Duurstede' in the Gallery of Honour. It is the ultimate Dutch landscape: low, flat, a lot of water and especially a lot of sky. And you guessed it, it’s by Jacob van Ruisdael.

Only 10 more nights until the Woman in Blue Reading a Letter is back in her familiar place in the Gallery of Honour. In the past month, she has been on a world tour, taking in places like Shanghai, São Paulo and LA. People often speculate about what’s in the letter. What do you think?

Only 10 more nights until the Woman in Blue Reading a Letter is back in her familiar place in the Gallery of Honour. In the past month, she has been on a world tour, taking in places like Shanghai, São Paulo and LA. People often speculate about what’s in the letter. What do you think?

Only 11 more nights until you can see this baffling painting. It’s called 'Fishing for Souls' and refers to the religious disputes in the Netherlands in 1607. On the left are the Protestants and on the right the Roman Catholics, and in the wide river between them the two parties are fishing for souls. The Protestants’ catch exceeds that of the Catholics.

Only 11 more nights until you can see this baffling painting. It’s called 'Fishing for Souls' and refers to the religious disputes in the Netherlands in 1607. On the left are the Protestants and on the right the Roman Catholics, and in the wide river between them the two parties are fishing for souls. The Protestants’ catch exceeds that of the Catholics.

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