Terminally ill patient views Rembrandt painting
Terminally ill patient views Rembrandt painting at the RijksmuseumAmbulance Wens/Facebook

A terminally ill woman had her dying wish granted when she was taken to see a Rembrandt exhibition in Amsterdam.

Dutch charity the Ambulance Wish Foundation or Ambulance Wens arranged for the 78-year-old woman – who has not been named – to view the Rembrandt paintings at the city's Rijksmuseum from her hospital bed.

The moving picture shows the motor neurone disease sufferer alongside her medical team appreciating the painting in a private viewing away from the scores of crowds. Three other terminally ill patients were also taken to the museum this week.

Kees Veldboer, a former ambulance driver, set up the foundation in 2007, which has helped almost 6,000 people fulfil their dying wishes.

He said on 5 March the woman "was very happy to enjoy it in peace for the last time".

Motor neurone disease is a rare condition affecting around two in every 100,000 people in the UK each year.

There are around 5,000 people living with the condition in the UK at any one time.