Digging Deep: The Reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
"….It’s clear that these three sets of designers pulled to some extent in different directions (even the museum’s own magazine talks of a clash of egos), and to this you must add a fourth player: Dutch cyclists, an enormously powerful lobby group representing pretty much the whole population. Why? Because as originally designed by Cuypers, the building has a street running right through the middle of it, a kind of neo-Gothic subway beneath the principal ‘Hall of Honour’ gallery above, allowing you to cycle from one side to the other on your way between the city centre and the outskirts…." Digging Deep: The Reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
"….It’s clear that these three sets of designers pulled to some extent in different directions (even the museum’s own magazine talks of a clash of egos), and to this you must add a fourth player: Dutch cyclists, an enormously powerful lobby group representing pretty much the whole population. Why? Because as originally designed by Cuypers, the building has a street running right through the middle of it, a kind of neo-Gothic subway beneath the principal ‘Hall of Honour’ gallery above, allowing you to cycle from one side to the other on your way between the city centre and the outskirts…."

Digging Deep: The Reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

"….It’s clear that these three sets of designers pulled to some extent in different directions (even the museum’s own magazine talks of a clash of egos), and to this you must add a fourth player: Dutch cyclists, an enormously powerful lobby group representing pretty much the whole population. Why? Because as originally designed by Cuypers, the building has a street running right through the middle of it, a kind of neo-Gothic subway beneath the principal ‘Hall of Honour’ gallery above, allowing you to cycle from one side to the other on your way between the city centre and the outskirts…."