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Feb
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Fri
Exhibition at Rijksmuseum: All the Rembrandts @ rijksmuseum
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Exhibition at Rijksmuseum: All the Rembrandts @ Rijksmuseum

Sketcher of selfies and etcher of Instagram stories – the first ever comprehensive display of Rembrandt’s work at the Rijksmuseum shows the ‘rebel’ 17th century artist in a new light.

The display, Alle Rembrandts, opens on Friday and runs until 10th June, and is predicted to be a blockbuster.

For the first time, the museum in Amsterdam is showing all of its 22 paintings, 60 drawings and the best prints of its 300 etchings by the Leiden-born artist Rembrandt van Rijn.

Many of these fragile pieces – which are displayed in a dramatic half-light– have been in storage waiting for the exhibition and will afterwards go back to recover.

Taco Dibbits, general director of the Rijksmuseum, predicts the exhibition showing Rembrandt’s keen observation of daily life as well as his power as a grandiose storyteller would strike a chord with the modern public.

‘The Rijksmuseum has the world’s largest and most representative oversight of Rembrandt’s work, and for the first time we are showing everything in the house,’ said Dibbits at a press viewing.

‘When you walk into this exhibition, you walk into Rembrandt’s life – Rembrandt the rebel, who does not follow the rules of art, who isn’t about beauty but about the raw reality. He draws all of us in our beauty, our ugliness, our imperfections, joy and grief.’

He said that he was personally most struck by the often tiny etches and drawings of Rembrandt, showing his bedroom, his wife Saskia in pregnancy and terminal sickness and – most of all – himself.

SELFIES
‘He draws himself like no other artist,’ said Dibbits, ‘with more selfies – if I could call them that – than you can imagine. He often “photographs” himself, and he was the first artist to put himself, his friends, and family, the landscape, even a shell, into an etching.’

Erik Hinterding, curator of the exhibition, said it aimed to display the engaging, personal quality of his work from quick sketches of funny faces to the human faces painted into imagined Biblical scenes.

‘He was a sort of Instagrammer,’ he said. ‘He made kind of snapshots of what was happening at home, with his wife Saskia [sick] in bed: no artist before him had let us into his bedroom, and it really touches you. It’s so personal.’

The exhibition is organised in two halves: the first, focusing on Rembrandt’s observations of people and everyday life from his father and mother to a random man, woman and child urinating in public. The second shows how he dramatised these real faces into grand scenes from the Bible and large-scale paintings.

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His sketches and etchings – works needled into a copper plate, treated with acid and then printed – are often tiny. Some show him pulling faces, visages lined with wrinkles or salacious images – a man looking up a woman’s skirt, or a woman sitting naked with a man’s hat on the table beside her.

According to Dibbits, this mixture of observation of the ordinary plus extraordinary ability is what makes Rembrandt’s art so ‘recognisable’. ‘Rembrandt is for everyone – it’s for the world.’

The display is part of a series of exhibitions across the Netherlands in honour of the artist, 350 years after his death. The Rijksmuseum has also published its first biography, aiming to tell a fact-based tale of the life of the ‘rebel’ and miller’s son alongside his works.

Visitors can listen to an audio explanation of the new show in four languages via the museum’s app as well as through conventional devices.

Source: dutchnews.nl

Apr
30
Tue
Exhibition: Fashion Statements @ amsterdam museum
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Exhibition: Fashion Statements @ Amsterdam Museum

Tiny waists and (hence) corsets are on show at the Amsterdam Museum where the 18th and 19th century costume collection is given an airing. What are these clothes telling us about the conventions of the time and their effects on the wearers? And are our modern-day equivalents equally restrictive and prescriptive in their own way? A number of designers have taken the costumes as an inspiration and created their own. Fashion Statements is on until September 9

 

Free with museum card

May
25
Sat
909 Festival @ amsterdamse bos
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909 Festival @ Amsterdamse Bos | Amstelveen | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

The 909 Festival is all about sun and beats at the Amsterdamse Bos. Get set for a full day of the world’s best techno in this forested park in Amstelveen, just south of the capital.

The 909 Festival is the place to be for top tunes and cracking beats. This festival in the forest attracts big name Speedy J and Ame and so much more. From 11 – 23h

 

 

Amsterdam Pizza Festival @ rembrandtpark
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Amsterdam Pizza Festival @ Rembrandtpark

The most delicious festival in the Netherlands for the whole family! Imagine yourself in southern Europe and treat yourself to delicious pizzas and fine wines.

Come on 25 and 26 May and taste and experience the best of Italy in the Rembrandtpark in Amsterdam. Coziness with only top pizzerias. La Dolce Vita has never been so close!

Everyone loves pizza. Large, small, young and old!

That is why The Pizza Festival lets you enjoy the best pizzas this summer, such as: the classic pizza margarita, pizza frittata, pizza tartufo or a completely vegan pizza. Together with pizzerias, caterers, wine specialists and Italian beer brewers, The Pizza Festival ensures that you can eat your belly with your favorite food!

Which pizzeria’s are there?

Michel-Inn EAST
Pomorosso pizzeria.
Mangia Pizza
Pizzeria DOPE
Toni Loco
Fietseria
Wilde Westen Marnixstraat
S Lo Sbrano
Mangiamore
Want to try all the pizzerias? Check out the website and take a chance to win great prizes. In addition to fun activities for the whole family (bake your own pizza, workshops, ball pit, silent disco, games, etc.), it is also recommended to bring your dancing shoes; Dancing is done in the evening!

Come along for: pizza workshops by Fietseria (for children and adults), mini open air cinema, silent disco by Stille Disco and main stage by Radio De Koperen Hond.

The Amsterdam Pizza Festival is a pin-only event. This means that you can easily pay with your debit card anywhere.

May
26
Sun
Pure Markt @ park frankendael
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Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Market on last Sunday of the month

Pure Markt features 90+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 18 hours

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Jun
9
Sun
Pure Markt @ amstelpark
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Pure Markt @ Amstelpark | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Markt features 80+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 17 hours. Every second Sunday at Amsterdamse Bos

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Sunday Market @ cultuurpark westergasfabriek
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Sunday Market @ Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

Every first Sunday of the months you will be able to enjoy the Sunday Market and sample fashion, design, (organic) food and trinkets for children.

The market will be open all afternoon so you can enjoy the best of local wares and exclusive products from Dutch designers.

Artists and designers will be selling unique products such as fashion, illustrations, jewellery, ceramics, paintings and much more.

Jun
16
Sun
Museum Market @ museumplein
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Museum Market @ Museumplein

Every third Sunday of the month, the Museumplein will be filled with stylish stands full of design, in between the main museums around the pond you can meet the Dutch and International designers yourself, shop for their products and enjoy the great food and atmosphere.

Pure Markt @ amsterdamse bos
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Pure Markt @ Amsterdamse Bos | Amstelveen | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Markt features 80+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 18 hours

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Jun
18
Tue
Free Expat Housing Seminar @ house of watt
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Free Expat Housing Seminar @ House of Watt | Haarlem | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

All you need to know about the legal, financial, tax and practical matters of buying a home in the Netherlands.

Next seminar: Tuesday 18 June, House of Watt, Amsterdam

Curious to see what you can expect at one of our Expat Housing Seminars?

The program:
18:30 Registration, welcome drinks and snacks.
19:00 The mortgage advisor will outline the rules for taking out a mortgage loan for your home.
19:15 The estate agent will explain how the house hunting process works and how an estate agent can prevent you from making costly mistakes.
19:30 The civil law notary specialized on the diverse property market will explain all the legal aspect of buying a property in the Netherlands.
19.45 The tax advisor will explain the tax implications and advantages related to finance your primary residence as well as the 30% ruling.
20:00 Question & Answer session with all the speakers.
20:30 Refreshments and the possibility to mingle with the speakers

Please sign up here: http://www.expathousingseminar.nl/

 

Jun
30
Sun
Pure Markt @ park frankendael
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Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Market on last Sunday of the month

Pure Markt features 90+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 18 hours

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Jul
7
Sun
Sunday Market @ cultuurpark westergasfabriek
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Sunday Market @ Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

Every first Sunday of the months you will be able to enjoy the Sunday Market and sample fashion, design, (organic) food and trinkets for children.

The market will be open all afternoon so you can enjoy the best of local wares and exclusive products from Dutch designers.

Artists and designers will be selling unique products such as fashion, illustrations, jewellery, ceramics, paintings and much more.

Jul
13
Sat
International Kids Festival @ amsterdamse bos
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International Kids Festival @ Amsterdamse Bos

International Kids Festival – July 13th & 14th
12:00 Amsterdamse Bos
Kids just wanna have fun! Joina weekend of fun for the whole family. This is the largest international kids festival in The Netherlands so you and your little ones will surely have a blast. A sneak peak of available activities:

Baby’s-12yrs
Kids music
Kids DJ workshop
Blow up castles 🏰
Face paint
Kids Yoga workshop🧘🏻‍♂️
Trampolines
Photo booth
Healthy food🍉🥑
Kids clothes
Poffertjes
Silent disco
Dancing workshop💃🏼
More to come!

For questions, inquiries or sponsorship please mail info.IKFA@gmail.com

Jul
14
Sun
Pure Markt @ amstelpark
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Pure Markt @ Amstelpark | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Markt features 80+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 17 hours. Every second Sunday at Amsterdamse Bos

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Jul
21
Sun
Museum Market @ museumplein
ALL DAY
Museum Market @ Museumplein

Every third Sunday of the month, the Museumplein will be filled with stylish stands full of design, in between the main museums around the pond you can meet the Dutch and International designers yourself, shop for their products and enjoy the great food and atmosphere.

Pure Markt @ amsterdamse bos
ALL DAY
Pure Markt @ Amsterdamse Bos | Amstelveen | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Markt features 80+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 18 hours

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Jul
28
Sun
Pure Markt @ park frankendael
ALL DAY
Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Market on last Sunday of the month

Pure Markt features 90+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 18 hours

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Aug
4
Sun
Sunday Market @ cultuurpark westergasfabriek
ALL DAY
Sunday Market @ Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

Every first Sunday of the months you will be able to enjoy the Sunday Market and sample fashion, design, (organic) food and trinkets for children.

The market will be open all afternoon so you can enjoy the best of local wares and exclusive products from Dutch designers.

Artists and designers will be selling unique products such as fashion, illustrations, jewellery, ceramics, paintings and much more.

Aug
11
Sun
Pure Markt @ amstelpark
ALL DAY
Pure Markt @ Amstelpark | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Markt features 80+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 17 hours. Every second Sunday at Amsterdamse Bos

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Aug
18
Sun
Museum Market @ museumplein
ALL DAY
Museum Market @ Museumplein

Every third Sunday of the month, the Museumplein will be filled with stylish stands full of design, in between the main museums around the pond you can meet the Dutch and International designers yourself, shop for their products and enjoy the great food and atmosphere.

Pure Markt @ amsterdamse bos
ALL DAY
Pure Markt @ Amsterdamse Bos | Amstelveen | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Markt features 80+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 18 hours

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Aug
25
Sun
Pure Markt @ park frankendael
ALL DAY
Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Market on last Sunday of the month

Pure Markt features 90+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 18 hours

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Sep
1
Sun
Sunday Market @ cultuurpark westergasfabriek
ALL DAY
Sunday Market @ Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

Every first Sunday of the months you will be able to enjoy the Sunday Market and sample fashion, design, (organic) food and trinkets for children.

The market will be open all afternoon so you can enjoy the best of local wares and exclusive products from Dutch designers.

Artists and designers will be selling unique products such as fashion, illustrations, jewellery, ceramics, paintings and much more.

Sep
8
Sun
Pure Markt @ amstelpark
ALL DAY
Pure Markt @ Amstelpark | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Markt features 80+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 17 hours. Every second Sunday at Amsterdamse Bos

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Sep
15
Sun
Museum Market @ museumplein
ALL DAY
Museum Market @ Museumplein

Every third Sunday of the month, the Museumplein will be filled with stylish stands full of design, in between the main museums around the pond you can meet the Dutch and International designers yourself, shop for their products and enjoy the great food and atmosphere.

Sep
22
Sun
Pure Markt @ amsterdamse bos
ALL DAY
Pure Markt @ Amsterdamse Bos | Amstelveen | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Markt features 80+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 18 hours

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Sep
29
Sun
Pure Markt @ park frankendael
ALL DAY
Pure Markt @ Park Frankendael | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Market on last Sunday of the month

Pure Markt features 90+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 18 hours

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Oct
6
Sun
Sunday Market @ cultuurpark westergasfabriek
ALL DAY
Sunday Market @ Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek | Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands

Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

Every first Sunday of the months you will be able to enjoy the Sunday Market and sample fashion, design, (organic) food and trinkets for children.

The market will be open all afternoon so you can enjoy the best of local wares and exclusive products from Dutch designers.

Artists and designers will be selling unique products such as fashion, illustrations, jewellery, ceramics, paintings and much more.

Oct
13
Sun
Pure Markt @ amstelpark
ALL DAY
Pure Markt @ Amstelpark | Amsterdam | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Markt features 80+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 17 hours. Every second Sunday at Amsterdamse Bos

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.

 

Oct
20
Sun
Pure Markt @ amsterdamse bos
ALL DAY
Pure Markt @ Amsterdamse Bos | Amstelveen | Noord-Holland | Netherlands

Pure Markt features 80+ vendors selling a variety of sustainable, organic and artisanal products. Sunday from 11 to 18 hours

At the market you’ll find plenty of delicious food as well as everything from toys and furniture to candles and cosmetics.
The variety of stands and special activities make Pure Markt a great outing for the entire family.