Art

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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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Nov 24 '14 14:05

The interest in Amsterdam museums has increased significantly. The total number of visitors to museums in Amsterdam almost doubled in the last ten years, culminating 2013 with 11.7 million visitors.

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Nov 11 '14 15:40

Stepping into the fray of an oftentimes volatile debate on racism in the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum national gallery in Amsterdam will open a new exhibit detailing the “Birth of Zwarte Piet.” The character, beloved by many Dutch people and reviled by many ethnic minorities, is said to be the Moorish slave assistant to Christmas-time legend Sinterklaas, and is often portrayed by a white person in blackface.

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Nov 5 '14 10:49

A late work by Vincent van Gogh has raised more than $60 million at an auction in New York.

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Oct 31 '14 09:17

The cultural institutions in Rotterdam will continue the Rotterdam Museum Night themselves.

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Oct 24 '14 14:58

The many years long renovation of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is finally done. The Philips Wing adjacent to the main building has also been renovated and will be open to the public from November 1st.

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Oct 22 '14 10:08

On the upcoming Museum Night in Amsterdam on November 1st, the Stedelijk Museum will launch the so called "Mood App".

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Oct 20 '14 13:43

Fifteen huge group portraits of the 17th century was brought in through the roof of the Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam with a crane.

Oct 8 '14 19:45

Seventy "new" paintings have been attributed to Rembrandt in recent years.

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Oct 2 '14 15:44

Dutch designer Teresa van Dongen was so influence by bioluminescence that she created a lamp whose light is powered solely by octopus bacteria. The Design Academy Eindhoven graduate’s lamp “Ambio” harnesses the natural energy of micro-organisms that glows brightly every time an ocean wave provides them with oxygen.

Oct 2 '14 15:03

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has received its four-millionth visitor since reopening in April 2013. The museum underwent a major refurbishment lasting ten years, including a complete renovation of the side exhibition wing.

Sep 25 '14 16:36

After announcing his intentions to run a (#meta)marathon around Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum on Twitter last week, American film-actor-turned-artist Shia LeBeouf ran 144 laps around the museum in collaboration with artists Luke Turner and Nastja Säde Rönkkö, joined by local fans.

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