Nothing is more fun than discovering new things in a work of art at close range. This is not always possible in the museum (keep your distance!); but here, it is. Look along with us, up close, and see and learn more.

Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters

Everyone on the ice!

Fishing for Souls Fishing for Souls

‘Fishing’ for souls on the river

Oopjen Coppit Oopjen Coppit

From head to toe

Marten Soolmans Marten Soolmans

Proud husband

Interior of the Sint-Odulphuskerk in Assendelft Interior of the Sint-Odulphuskerk in Assendelft

Architecture in perspective

Night Watch, Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq Night Watch, Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq

The defence of Amsterdam

Cabinet Cabinet

Bible stories in ebony

Portrait of a Couple, Probably Isaac Abrahamsz Massa and Beatrix van der Laen Portrait of a Couple, Probably Isaac Abrahamsz Massa and Beatrix van der Laen

A real-life wedding portrait

Allegory on the Abdication of Emperor Charles v in Brussels Allegory on the Abdication of Emperor Charles v in Brussels

How Charles V divvied up the world

Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan Mars and Venus Surprised by Vulcan

Romance in copper

Banquet at the Crossbowmen’s Guild in Celebration of the Treaty of Münster Banquet at the Crossbowmen’s Guild in Celebration of the Treaty of Münster

Peace at last

Flower pyramid Flower pyramid

Stackable Dutch vase

The Threatened Swan The Threatened Swan

Swan protects her eggs

The Love Letter The Love Letter

Mysterious message

The Sampling Officials of the Amsterdam Drapers’ Guild, Known as ‘The Syndics’ The Sampling Officials of the Amsterdam Drapers’ Guild, Known as ‘The Syndics’

A meeting of fabric sampling officials

The Merry Family The Merry Family

A good example?

David Leeuw with his Family David Leeuw with his Family

The virtue of music

The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal

Dutch trading post in Bengal

Michiel de Ruyter’s goblet Michiel de Ruyter’s goblet

Mini scenes of war

The Four Continents Paying Homage to Amsterdam The Four Continents Paying Homage to Amsterdam

New town hall must project wealth

Dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman Dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman

Not a child’s toy, but a pastime for ladies

Portraits of Giuliano and Francesco Giamberti da Sangallo Portraits of Giuliano and Francesco Giamberti da Sangallo

Forever framed together

Scenes from the life of Christ Scenes from the life of Christ

Follow the story of Jesus in 18 panels

Domestic altar with the Last Supper Domestic altar with the Last Supper

Story-studded house altar

The Nativity The Nativity

Praying near a Medieval nativity scene

Domestic altar with the Last Supper Domestic altar with the Last Supper

The Last Supper carved in stone

 The Art Gallery of Jan Gildemeester Jansz  The Art Gallery of Jan Gildemeester Jansz

An enviable art collection

Theepot met deksel, veelkleurig beschilderd met chinoiserieën Theepot met deksel, veelkleurig beschilderd met chinoiserieën

Imitation porcelain

Portrait of Catharina van Braam Houckgeest Portrait of Catharina van Braam Houckgeest

Portrait in the mirror

Desk Desk

Desk full of secrets

Longcase clock Longcase clock

Timepiece and musical instrument in one

Table clock Table clock

Handsome clock

The Battle of Waterloo The Battle of Waterloo

Report from the battlefield

Fishing Pinks in Breaking Waves Fishing Pinks in Breaking Waves

Panorama of Scheveningen

The Singel Bridge at the Paleisstraat in Amsterdam The Singel Bridge at the Paleisstraat in Amsterdam

Snapshot of people on the street

Model of the 32-gun frigate Euridice Model of the 32-gun frigate Euridice

Learning in miniature

Sideboard Sideboard

Sideboard with monkey head handles

FK 23 Bantam FK 23 Bantam

Advanced technology

Shiva Nataraja Shiva Nataraja

Supernatural power and knowledge

AK-RAK-2007-1 AK-RAK-2007-1

Heavyweights keeping out the big bad world

Guanyin Guanyin

Royal ease

Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon

Invincible goddess of war

Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon

Beating the devils

Tegeltableau met de tegel- en aardewerkfabriek in Bolsward Tegeltableau met de tegel- en aardewerkfabriek in Bolsward

The pottery production process told by tile

Vuursteenpistool Vuursteenpistool

Blazing pistols