About 12,500 visitors arrived at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Saturday to see the free exhibition of the marriage portraits featuring Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit, painted by Rembrandt. The paintings were purchased jointly for 160 million euros by the Rijksmuseum and the Louvre in Paris, with funding from the Netherlands and France.
After 60 years' absence, Rembrandt's wedding portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit are back in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The two full length portraits arrived in the museum last night and are now hanging in a place of honor - next to the Night Watch in the museum's main hall
Canadian artist and writer Douglas Coupland launched a worldwide search for someone who looks like Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh to pose for a bronze sculpture he is making. Those who think they fit the description, has until August 20th to apply
Facebook temporarily blocked Amsterdam artist Peter Klashorst from the social media site for not following the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. According to Klashorst, Facebook finds one of his paintings of Donald Trump offensive and suggests that he uses underage models for his work, the artist said to Het Parool.
King Willem-Alexander will be opening an exhibition of House of Oranje-Nassau portraits in the Royal Palace on Dam Square in Amsterdam on July 1st
The supervisory board of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam appointed Taco Dibbits as the new director of the museum. He will be taking over from Wim Pijbes, who is leaving the museum to work at the Voorlinde museum for contemporary art end July
Apple boss Tim Cook is pretty sure he spotted an iPhone in a 350 year old painting while visiting the Rijksmuseum with former current Dutch Startup Ambassador Neelie Kroes on Monday, the two said at the Startup Fest in Amsterdam on Tuesday
In future the national museums in the Netherlands will store their non-exhibited artworks in a single large depot. Construction of this depot will soon start in Amersfoort and it should be ready for use by 2020
Dutch composer Bernard van Beurden died surrounded by his family during the early hours of Sunday morning, his daughter Katrien van Beurden announced on Monday. The well-known composer was 82 years old
The Dutch National Opera was named the Opera Company of the Year 2016 in London on Sunday. On Twitter the company states that it is grateful and honored by the award.
The Netherlands new National Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam is opening its doors to the public for the first time on Monday with an exhibition by Jeroen Krabbe, the museum announced in a press release. According to the museum, it is the first location in the Netherlands that presents a "complete overview of the history of the persecution and genocide of the Dutch Jews."
The wedding portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit will be on display in the Rijksmuseum for the first time on July 2nd, Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Science announced on De Wereld Draait Door on Thursday.
The Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam managed to acquire a masterpiece by 17th century marine painter Reinier Nooms. The painting, titled View of the IJ, shows warships in the water in front of the 's Lands Zeemagazijn - where the Scheepvaartmuseum is now located.
The Hieronymus Bosch exhibition in the Noordbrabants Museum drew a total of 421,700 visitors - a record number of visitors for an exhibition in the Den Bosch museum
Sander Paarlberg, conservator in the Dordrechts Museum, is used to seeing paintings of his city, but this last one caught him by surprise - a painting of Dordrecht can be seen in a Beyonce video.
National Monument Vught was awarded the Museum Prize for 2016 on Tuesday. The concentration camp monument won the 100 thousand euro cash prize with 37 percent of the votes, the organization announced.
The Dutch government gave artist Daan Roosegaarde an budget of 13 million euros for an artwork along the famed Dutch Afsluitdijk. The artwork should turn the 32 kilometer long dike, which is being renewed and strengthened in the coming years, into a "Smart Highway".
At least one lackey working in the Kensington Palace in the United Kingdom deserves a raise this year. The royal aide noticed the word "Negro" on a plaque describing a Dutch painting only minutes before American President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle was set to arrive in the room.
The whole world commemorated Prince last night. The pop icon died at the age of 57 in his estate Paisley Park in Minneapolis on Thursday. Hundreds of fans laid flowers the estate and at club First Aveneu, where the music video for Purple Rain was shot. Google turned its logo purple, surrounded by purple rain. In Amsterdam, a spontaneous concert was organized at music venue Melkweg, free for anyone who wanted to attend.
The facilities department of the University of Amsterdam accidentally painted over a wall painting believed to be by Banksy while removing graffiti. "Something went wrong, this was never our intention", the University said on Wednesday
Four of 24 paintings stolen from the Westfries Museum in Hoorn in 2005 were recovered in the Ukraine, the Ukrainian secret service SBU announced in a press conference in Kiev. And those four are "really the most prestigious and missed pieces", Ad Geerdink, director of the museum, said to newspaper Trouw.
Ticket sales are underway for “The Art of Banksy,” a new exhibition getting its European debut at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The show features a collection of paintings and sculptures by the well-known, yet mostly anonymous street artist.
An online petition launched a week ago calling for the French government to drop plans to close its Institut Français in Amsterdam reached 2,340 signatures by Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The institute is shutting down as France is selling the building it has owned on the Vijzelgracht since 1966
The Zaanse Schans and Van Gogh museum were the most popular day attractions in the Netherlands for foreign tourists last year. These two attractions drew 1.63 and 1.6 million foreign visitors respectively, according to figures released by tourist office NBTC on Thursday.