News of: Thursday, January 27 2005,

Hard hat tour enormous success

The so-called 'Hard hat tour' in the Rijksmuseum turns out to be an enormous success.

The Rijksmuseum (famous for i.a. the Rembrandt painting 'the Nightwatch') is currently undergoing a major reconstruction.
Parts of the museum are temporarily closed.

The museum started to organize special tours on the construction site, the 'hard hat tours'. Participants get to see the progress of the reconstruction of the monumental building, newly discovered wall paintings etc.
The tours are a big success, and fully booked until June. Online 3-D panoramas of the building are here.