It had been closed for years for renovation, was reopened this summer. I did not fancy going there in summer, though, as Amsterdam is a tad busy with tourists , esp these places, so I hadn't been there yet.
We saw a lot of things- well, it is not exactly small. Fortunately , like in most museums here, photography is allowed (although preferably without flash), unfortunately though, I had forgotten to take my camera and ever tried holding an Ipad steady with one hand ? It won't do !
Anne took several pics for me and I hope to put them on here next week when she will be able to send them.
I downloaded these pics from the Rijksmuseum site. One can register there and happily download to one's heart's content.
(We also saw a lot of other "olde friends" in chest, silver , porcelain , etc....I had seen many of them before- in miniature ! Esp several inlaid "Barry Hipwell"chests :-) )
Here are some things we saw at the Rijksmuseum :
If you follow the links, you can zoom in wonderfully.
The Simplicia chest ( a collector's chest , actually, looking very much like a miniature apothecary!)
Of course , the two Petronella houses ...
The Petronella Oortman house
The Petronella Dunois house
and something I saw at Jens Torp recently - he just made a very limited edition of these! ( yessss, I do know where one of these went, gal)