Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Anne Frank was a normal girl in exceptional circumstances. For more than two years she described the events of her daily life in hiding in her diary. Amsterdam has many museums as well. The RMO is Holland’s national archaeological museum, and is a great experience for young and old! Not only are the exhibitions in the museum a sight for sore eyes, the building itself is well worth a visit. The museum is located in an old mansion and almshouse, a monumental building on stately Rapenburg in Leiden.
The museum was founded by King William I in 1818, and manages collections of archaeological artefacts from cultures that have been pivotal for today’s civilization. The museum has Dutch archaeological items from prehistoric times until the late Middle Ages. The RMO is the place to go if you want to learn more about the history of Holland. If you visit with children, they can enjoy the special search through the museum. Amsterdam has many other attractions as well. Enjoy Amsterdam, Netherlands!