The Netherlands has attracted a record number of tourists this year. According to figures from marketing company NBTC Holland Marketing, responsible for promoting The Netherlands abroad, expects that this year, 12.8 million foreigners will have come to the country for business or pleasure, the NOS reports.
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.
The Van Gogh Museum has is received its millionth visitor for 2014. The lucky visitor, Mrs van Waveren from Zwaag, received a bouquet of sunflowers an a voucher for ten gallons of decorative paint after entering the museum.
A painting by Dutch Golden Age master Johannes Vermeer sold at auction 6.2 million British pounds (€7.8 million) at Christie’s auction house in London on Tuesday. “Sint Praxedis” shows Saint Praxedis, the supposedly virginal daughter of Saint Pudens, a former Roman senator, and sister of Saint Pudentiana, squeezing out a sponge saturated with the blood of a martyr into a chalice.
During excavations in Oegstgeest last year archaeologists from the University of Leiden have found a remarkable bowl from the seventh century.
The enigmatic painting "St. Praxedis" has long mystified art experts, but now this riddle seems to be solved. It really belongs to Johann Vermeer, as "DNA tests" carried out by experts of Christie's auction have recently shown.
The Museumkaart (Museum card), with which people have year-long unlimited access to museums in the Netherlands, has become so successful that the price has gone up by €5. From the 1st of July, subscribers pay €54,95.
The art collection of Palace Het Loo, the Rijksmuseum and three other museums are thought to include pieces and artifacts that have been looted from a Jewish family.
US President Barack Obama arrived by helicopter at Museum Plein just after 9.00am this morning.
American president Barack Obama will pay a visit to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Monday, 24 March, prior to the Nuclear Summit in The Hague.
World-renowned graffiti artist Banksy made a special installation calling attention to the Syrian Crisis, which was projected onto the Rijksmuseum on Thursday. At the same time, the piece was also projected onto the Eiffel Tower, the Sydney Opera House and Red Square in Moscow.
A special art piece of the mysterious, but world-famous graffiti artist, Banksy, will be projected on the façade of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Thursday evening, starting at 19:30, on the Museum square side. The huge projection will be visible for a couple of hours.
'The Last Judgement', a triptych from the 16th century, can from next year be seen for the first time in history outside of Leiden.
Drawings and paintings from Professor of Art History, I.Q. van Regteren Altena, the oldest private, Dutch owned collection, will be auctioned. The artwork will be auctioned in four auctions in Amsterdam, London, and Paris, starting July.
Amsterdam mayor, Eberhard van der Laan, sent in a proposal with some suggestions to the City Council, Wednesday, to entice more voters to make a trip to the ballot box. If approved voters will be able to bring out their vote in special locations such as the Rijksmuseum and the ArenA.
The BankGiro lottery will give €62.5 million to cultural institutions the Netherlands next year.
300,000 people so far have visited the Amsterdam Light Festival, the organizers said Monday.
The fourteenth edition of the Amsterdam Night of the Museum event is sold out. All 30,000 tickets for the 'N8' were sold, according to a spokesperson.
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The Rijksmuseum has received thirteen rare Japanese prints from the 19th century on loan. It involves design drawings for paintwork, including for a panel that has already been in the collection of the Rijksmuseum since 1891.
Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was revamped to give homage to its past.
Rijksmuseum got hold of "Landscape with an Episode from the Conquest of America," a painting by Jan Mostaert (c. 1535).
Queen Beatrix will host a farewell dinner at the Hall of Fame of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Monday. The foreign guests who will attend the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander a day later have been invited to the farewell dinner. For the ceremony at the Nieuwe Kerk, many foreign royals have traveled to Amsterdam.
About 20,000 people visited the reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Saturday between 1:00 pm and 12:00 pm, after a reopening ceremony led by Queen Beatrix in the morning.
On Saturday no entrance fee was raised, and visitors received a guided tour of the main highlights in the museum. The reopening was broadcast live on the channel Nederland 2 and about 1.15 million people saw the show.