The Rijksmuseum is a vast and beautiful building that holds 8000 objects. Artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh grace the halls. The 4 expansive floors show a timeline of Dutch history from the middle ages to present day contemporary art. Numerous galleries express the Dutch gold age when they were leaders of trade, arts, and science. The building is a mix of renaissance and neogothic style architecture which holds a huge pedestrian and bicycle archway. The experience is an artistic time machine that shows the growth and essence of the Dutch people.