This year the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will show an exhibition on the late works of Rembrandt from the middle of February to the middle of May.
For twenty years a complete Rembrandt exhibition will be shown again to the visitors giving a chance for everyone to get to know the greatest artist of the Dutch Golden Age. This will be the first exhibition dedicated only the late works of Rembrandt. Rembrandt was a Dutch painter who was born in 1606 and he died in 1669. Rembrandt is one of the most outstanding and most influential painters of all time and this will be the first time a whole exhibition will be dedicated only to his late art works. More than 100 various paintings, drawings and prints that were brought to Amsterdam from different museums and private collectors from all over the world will be shown at the exhibition. At this major exhibition visitors will have the chance to discover the most beautiful master pieces of Rembrandt. The exhibition on the late works of Rembrandt will take place at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam from 12th February to 17th May in 2015.
Postbus 74888, 1070 DN Amsterdam, Holland
For more information on the exhibition and the museum check the official site.
This huge exhibition of photography is shown at the Rijksmuseum from this year November to next year January. This is the very first exhibition in the museum about photography in the 20th century.
The exhibition shows more than 400 pictures and it also includes rare pictures taken by Brassaï, Ed van der Elsken, John Gutmann, Lewis Hine, William Klein, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Joel Meyerowitz, László Moholy-Nagy, Eadweard Muybridge and so on. At the exhibition visitors have the chance to discover more on the development of photography. The exhibition focuses on the photography as pure art and it shows all the biggest steps in the development of this art form including the introduction of colours, newspaper pictures, the role of photography in fashion and magazines and so on. At the exhibition visitors can explore the most unique pictures taken back at the time when photography was a totally new and special form of art. The exhibition Modern Times. Photography in the 20th Century is on display at the Rijksmuseum in the capital of Holland Amsterdam. The exhibition is held from 1st November 2014 until 11th January 2015.
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Holland
If you want to spend some days in Amsterdam, you will love this compilation presenting 5 places and activities that you should not miss out on as you come to visit us.
The first and maybe most important point on our list is the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Dutch national museum. The renovation of the building started in 2003 and they just finished it, so there is no barrier between you and the Rijksmuseum anymore. Besides lots of masterpieces, you can also find the most significant Rembrandt collection in the world and the biggest historical art public library of Netherlands in the museum.
Our second suggestion is connected to the first. We would like to introduce you the Van Gogh Museum, which is located very close to the Rijksmuseum. As you probably realized, this is the world’s biggest collection of the eccentric painter, Van Gogh’s works. 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 letters help visitors to know more about one of the most famous artists’ art and life. Naturally there are temporary exhibitions and other artists’ paintings too in the Van Gogh Museum, for example visitors could see Rembrandt’s and Caravaggio’s masterpieces here.
Our third suggestion is on the border between culture and fun. This is actually a museum, people could meet new things, but the topic is different from for example the Van Gogh Museum. This is the program Heineken Experience. The tour is in the old Heineken factory, which is now a museum. Here visitors can see the famous beer’s components one by one, see the system of bottling, see the way of the beer from bottling to the bottle opener and moreover gives you the chance to get a beer with your own name at. The ticket includes two glasses of beer too. Do not forget, people can only drink alcohol over 18 years old, underage persons could enter into the museum only with adult.
After all the cultural experiences we deserve a little resting shopping. The fourth point is a few words about the flea market of Amsterdam. Here you can find everything that you need and lots of stuff that you do not need. The sellers from different nations offer lots of things, so everybody can find what they dream about. By lots of stands you can bargain with the sellers, so you could buy the object of your dreams for lower price than the original. The market is huge; it is usually open between morning and late afternoon. Its territory is big, so it worth to arrive until 12, to have time for see all the stands.
The fifth point on our list is connecting to the shopping and this is the famous Flower Market in Amsterdam. As you probably know, Amsterdam is the country of tulips. At the Flower Market besides the different and special tulips, tulip bulbs you can smell, see and of course buy other, lots of different type and color flowers.
We hope this article has been useful to you and that have gotten some ideas and suggestions for what to do in Amsterdam. If you have further ideas and advices, please write a comment. If you like the article, press the like button and share it with your friends on Facebook!
While still waiting for the Rijksmuseum to be 100% finished and all renovation work history (which will happen in 2013) the museum is still going strong and an interesting exhibition titled The lure of falconry can be seen in the Philips wing from August 157 till November 19th in 2012. This exhibition has been set on display due to the fact that UNESCO, part of the United Nations, recently recognised the traditional art of falconry as intangible cultural heritage not long ago.
More about the exhibition (source) In medieval Europe, falconry was an activity reserved for royalty and nobility and came to be a form of entertainment intertwined with a genteel, courtly lifestyle. In European courts a remarkably large number of falconers, who trained and cared for the birds, were from the Netherlands. For centuries, the village of Valkenswaard, located in the Kempen region of the province of Noord-Brabant, and situated along the migration route of the peregrine falcon, was a key supplier of birds and falconers. In the prints, the falconers are often depicted as courtly lovers, noble saints or vain libertines. The prints will be displayed among several historical artefacts relating to falconry from the private collections of falconers.
The lure of falconry in Rijksmuseum
August 7th – November 19th
There are lots of other museums in Amsterdam to visit during your stay, and do not miss out on all the other cool attractions and nice restaurants while in town. If you have some time of, we can also warmly recommend a day trip to for example Brussels.
Starting on 22 November, the Rijksmuseum will be exhibiting roughly 75 original objects from Nova Zembla. The objects were left on the island in 1597, after Willem Barentsz had overwintered there with his crew, and were found three centuries later. Weapons, goods, tools and personal belongings will be on display. The exhibition will also include new work by British artist Siân Bowen, who took inspiration from prints that were also found on Nova Zembla.
If this sounds like an interesting exhibition to you, visit the Rijksmuseum before March the 5th to check it out!
Frozen for three centuries
November 22nd, 2011 – March 5, 2012
If you would like to see magnificent wooden and painted Madonnas, then you better head of to the Rijksmuseum to check out the Christmas exhibition available until March 5th, 2012. At the exhibition you can see a picture from 1490 called “The Holy Kinship”, and besides this you can see many other wonderful paintings and wooden work. So, if you are still in the Christmas atmosphere, why not check out this exhibition?