The police recovered two valuable paintings by Isaac Israels and Wouterius Verschuur in a storage unit in Leeuwarden 17 years after they were stolen. The unit was searched in the investigation into a 37-year-old resident of the city, who is suspected of illegal firearm possession, the police announced on Monday.
Five of the paintings stolen from the Westfries Museum in Hoorn in 2005, will soon be returning to the Netherlands. The Ukraine will hand them over to the Dutch embassy in Kiev and a Dutch expert is traveling to the Ukraine this week to assess their authenticity and condition
Amsterdam made it to 7th place on Eurostat's list of the European cities with the most satisfied residents. The European statistics agency looked at how satisfied residents are with the cultureal facilities their cities have to offer
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam just opened a exhibition with special pieces from the famous Merzbacher Collection, which has never been in the Netherlands before. It includes works from artists like Henri Matisse, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Wassily Kandinksy and focuses on how these artists were inspired by Vincent van Gogh.
Golden age artist Lucas van Leyden's masterpiece Last Judgement is now on display in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The triptych was moved from Leiden to Amsterdam on Tuesday, only the third time ever its been moved from Leiden since the artist painted it in 1525
The Groningen Museum is scrapping the entrance fee for children and students. From September 1st, kids under the age of 18 years and students in Groningen can enter visit the museum free of charge
Moroccan boy pressed charges of discrimination against a security guard of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. According to him, the guard refused him entrance because of his race
Four paintings stolen Dutch paintings that surfaced in the Ukraine late last year, will not be returning to their home in the Westfries Museum yet. The Ukraine employed its own investigative team to identify where the paintings came from
A total of 130 Amsterdam cultural organizations will be receiving subsidies from the municipal Arts Plan 2017 - 2020, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts announced on Monday. One third of these organizations are new to the subsidies list
On Friday the Van Gogh in Amsterdam revealed a 3D artwork painted on its doorstep especially for Europride, which is currently being held in Amsterdam. With a 3D chalk drawing of the Yellow Brick Road from the Wizard of Oz, the museum wants to show support for the LGBT community
Amsterdam Museum wants to bring black role models from the city together for its new exhibition "Zwart Amsterdam". Museum workers are therefore hitting the city streets to find out who the population looks up to
Vincent van Gogh did not cut off only his earlobe, but his entire left ear, according to a letter by the artist's doctor that forms part of the Van Gogh Museum's exhibit On the verge of insanity.
The weapon believed to be the one Vincent van Gogh used to commit suicide in 1890, surfaced in France and will be on display to the public for the first time in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam from Friday
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."