Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum to reopen after decade-long restoration

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Media captionDetail from Rembrandt's The Night Watch, the Rijksmuseum's star exhibit

Dutch state museum Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam, is to reopen after a decade-long restoration project.

Renovation was delayed by flooding, asbestos and a dispute over access for cyclists.

Some 800 years of Dutch history are retold in more than 8,000 objects across the museum's 80 galleries.

Will Gompertz reports.

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