This video is about Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum reopening after renovation.
The museum is best known for its collection of seventeenth century Dutch painters.
But it has other artistic and non-artistic objects from Dutch history as well.
When the museum was built in the nineteenth century, painters added several murals depicting historical events, as they saw them. These murals had disappeared, but have been restored now.
The (mobile phone) photos here are from a visit to the museum on 12 August 2013.
This picture depicts Jan van Schaffelaar, according to tradition, a lower nobility mercenary warlord. He is said to have served the bishop of Utrecht, David of Burgundy, in a civil war against the Utrecht city bourgeoisie and some of the regional nobles. In 1482…
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