Europe’s Greatest Museum Treasures2013-08-21
Stakes have been raised in the museum world with the reopening after 10 years of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Enough old masters were dusted down and rehung during the renovation to get a room of Russian oligarchs panting. The chance to see Rembrandt’s huge and glorious “The Night Watch” painting once more — it has a whole room to itself in the refurbished gallery — is reason enough to plan some serious museum crawling on your next European trip. But do you always want to follow the crowd to the obvious treasures? Your Mona Lisas, your Van Goghs?