The Netherlands' national museum for world cultures NMVW will generously return art taken through colonial theft to their countries of origin. The museum will not wait for claims, but is actively searching its own collections for objects that qualify for restitution, Trouw and NRC report.
On Monday the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam called on people who make the Hajj, the pilgrimage, to Mecca to take selfies of their trip for a new exhibition, despite the fact that the Saudi authorities banned taking photos and selfies at religious and spiritual places in the country last year, AT5 reports.
The photo ban also applies to the Masjid al-Haram mosque, which is known as a pilgrimage site during Hajj.
The body of a man was found next to the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on Monday morning. According to the police, the man died a natural death and so far there is no evidence of a crime, Het Parool reports.
The police are still treating the spot where the man was found as a crime scene and are conducting an investigation. The victim's identity is still unclear.
An East European man was robbed and stabbed in Amsterdam's Oosterpark on Friday night. He died of his injuries in hospital later that night. The police are looking for four suspects seen near the Tropenmuseum that night and are calling on witnesses to come forward, the Volkskrant reports.
The cabinet must spend an extra 29.5 million euros on culture annually. The emergency aid of the Tropenmuseum (Tropical Museum) must be added to the budget for museums and extra money must be made available for an orchestra for light music, such as the Metropole Orchestra.
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.
This year, the Amsterdam Museum Night will celebrate its 15th anniversary by offering the opportunity for innovative projects for a young public to receive cash prizes of €20,000 or €10,000, Het Parool reports.