Art

Jan 16 '15 17:55

Filmmaker Roald van Stijn has finally managed to capture a swarm of "dancing" starlings flying over Utrecht on Wednesday, according to de Volkskrant.

Jan 14 '15 16:55

The municipality of Binnenmaas, Zuid-Holland has banned two works created by artist Dirk Hardy. The student of Academie Willem de Kooning in Rotterdam was invited by the municipality to exhibit his work at the town hall. While most work will be displayed as planned, the church has classified two pieces as "hurtful" and unsuitable for the public building.

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Jan 14 '15 16:30

The livelihood of Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) is under serious threat, after the city's municipality expressed a reluctance to subsidize the event. As foreign competitors steal more of Dutch talent and audiences, the event's organizer Bart Maussen is contemplating his next move. In an interview with Quote magazine, he revealed that unless more support is provided by the municipality, it is the end of this event in Amsterdam.

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Jan 12 '15 16:33

The Persmuseum in Amsterdam receives an addition to its ongoing Comic Journalism exhibit. The museum is paying homage to the artists of Charlie Hebdo with an exhibition of original editions of the newspaper from five decades of its existence. The office of the satirical French newspaper was attacked by masked gunmen leaving 12 people dead and several injured on January 7th.

Jan 6 '15 08:34

Sales of the national Museum Card sales saw an impressive rise in 2014 of about ten percent. Over 100,000 more Museum Cards were sold in comparison to the year before.

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Dec 30 '14 12:35

The National Military Museum in Soest reached a milestone yesterday. Around 14:30 yesterday afternoon the museum received its 50,000th visitor.

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Dec 29 '14 13:35

A record number of people visited the Museum de Fundatie (Foundation Museum) in Zwolle this year.

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Dec 29 '14 10:47

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam this year proposed a ban on taking photographs with smartphones and tablets inside museums. But this action is not followed in all museums in Amsterdam. Some museums even encourage the taking of photographs.

Dec 26 '14 11:46

Most of the large museums in the Netherlands had more visitors this year than last year. The Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam especially had many visitors, 2.5 million and 1.6 million respectively. This is according to a survey done by the ANP.

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Dec 21 '14 15:38

Famed Rotterdam cooking shop Kookpunt listed a knife set on their website for the home chef that has everything: a €55,000 three-piece Nesmuk knife set and knife block. The knives are forged over several days, with the manufacturer calling them as much a work of art as the work of a craftsman.

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Dec 19 '14 14:09

In honor of his 60th birthday the Gemeentemuseum and Fotomuseum in the Hague will do a complete retrospective exhibition of Hague photographer Anton Corbijn's career. The exhibitions covering his entire oeuvre will start from March 21st.

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Dec 18 '14 11:31

The Zuiderzee Museum is once again the highest rated museum in the Netherlands. This is the second year in a row that the Zuiderzee Museum wins the Zoover award.

Dec 17 '14 13:16

The Rijksmuseum received nearly 2.5 million visitors this past year, a new record. In 2013, its opening year, the museum attracted more than 2.2 million visitors. More than half (55 percent) come from the Netherlands.

Dec 16 '14 21:38

Rotterdam Miniworld has recreated the infamous scene of the wedding proposal-gone-wrong in IJsselstein, where a crane tipped over and smashed a neighbor's roof when it was supposed to lower the prospective groom down to his waiting girlfriend. The miniaturized model was quickly recreated by staff at Miniworld's studio once they knew there were no injuries in the incident.

Dec 15 '14 13:25

The new National Military Museum in Soest seems to be a crowd pleaser from the start.

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Dec 12 '14 09:08

The Rijksmuseum has bought a bronze sculpture of the Dutchman Adriaen de Vries (1556 - 1626) for $28 million (more than 22.5 million euro). The sculpture is called Bacchic Figure Supporting the Globe.

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Dec 11 '14 22:16

The National Military Museum, designed by Rem Koolhaas, was opened by King William-Alexander on Thursday. The museum was erected in Soesterberg, Utrecht where the former Royal Netherlands Airbase stood since 1913. The museum unifies the collections of the Army Museum in Delft, which closed its doors for the last time two years ago, and the Military Aviation Museum.

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Dec 9 '14 18:52

A new documentary telling the story of Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum, and the years of construction work that went on while it was shuttered, took the award for Best Dutch Documentary at the International Documentary Film-festival Amsterdam over the weekend. Het Nieuwe Rijksmuseum: De film will be screened in theatres across the Netherlands beginning December 11.

Dec 9 '14 10:33

A special examination recently occurred in the Meander Medical Center. A nearly 1,000 year old mummy received a CT scan and had samples taken with an endoscope. Several hospital employees helped with this unique project in their free time.

Dec 8 '14 09:24

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has dimmed the lighting in the museum to preserve the paintings of Vincent van Gogh. Some of the artist's works are already fading.

Dec 1 '14 23:03

The Netherlands has the third highest rate of cultural attendance in Europe. This includes museum tours taken, orchestras attended and theaters visited.The only countries in Europe to have a higher rate are Denmark and Sweden.

Nov 29 '14 09:30

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde talks about his upcoming plans for Schiphol Airport, a 32-km dyke, and new technologies, and the childhood that inspired everything including the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Starry Night bike path.

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Nov 28 '14 13:19

More than 30 gigantic gunmen pieces and other group portraits from the 17th century can from Saturday at the Hermitage in Amsterdam in the exhibition Dutch of the Golden Age.

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Nov 26 '14 11:51

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has undergone a transformation. In the new design, the development of Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) as man and painter stand central to the whole building. His paintings have been rehung and his letters and drawings have been given a permanent place.

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