Laying over in Amsterdam? For a brief cultural interlude between flights, Schiphol airport has recently reopened its Rijksmuseum annex, with 10 original paintings by 17th-century Dutch masters including Jan van Goyen and Abraham Mignon drawn from one of the Netherlandsâ€™ top cultural institutions. Better yet, the rotating exhibition of priceless artworks is free and open at all hours. Youâ€™ll find it inside a glass pavilion at the refurbished Holland Boulevard, a leisure zone that also includes a library stocked with 500 books by prominent Dutch authorsâ€”thoughtfully translated into more than 40 languagesâ€”and a branch of the NEMO Science Museum.
This article originally appeared in theÂ October/NovemberÂ print issue of DestinAsian magazine (â€śMaster Classâ€ť).