I ran into friends in my free time today and we enjoyed some city exploration together. As the afternoon went on we examined our iAmsterdam cards which we received a couple of days previous in order to enjoy the canal tour as a group. These cards allow you free entrance to dozens of museums and attractions as well as free access to public transportation. We decided that, given our other plans before the card expired, this was our only time to visit the world-renowned Rijksmuseum.
We arrived just after 4 p.m. and were informed that the museum closed at 5 p.m. and that we could only access it once with our cards. We took the opportunity and stormed in! Here's what you can see in 45 minutes:
Suffice to say, plan to spend more time at the Dutch national museum.