On the morning of April 13, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attended the reopening of the newly restored Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Prior to the official opening Her Majesty was given a private tour of the museum as well as attended a private performance by:
“…trumpet player Eric Vloeimans and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and a recital by writer Remco Campert of a poem that he created especially for the opening. An artwork by Dutch designer Christian Borstlap was also unveiled…”
Afterward, Her Majesty “…walked the orange carpet to Museumplein and officially re-opened the museum…” to the delight of all.
For more information about the Rijksmuseum please visit their official website here.
If you are interested you may also watch a short documentary about the museum in the video below. 🙂
A short video about the restoration.