Rembrandt's The Night Watch detail
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Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum to reopen after decade-long restoration

4 April 2013 Last updated at 19:09 BST

The Dutch state museum, the 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.