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 Netherlands’ top cultural institutions. Better yet, the rotating exhibition of priceless artworks is free and open at all hours. You’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 authors—thoughtfully translated into more than 40 languages—and a branch of the NEMO Science Museum.
This article originally appeared in the October/November print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Master Class”).