The Rijksmuseum shows the rise of amateur photography in the Netherlands.
The Rijksmuseum has been a major source of inspiration for Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf since his early youth. From 3 July he shows in the Amsterdam museum his photographs in dialogue with Dutch paintings.
Dutch art often appears in debates about identity, and this always happens in terms of what is 'own' and 'foreign' to it. Rembrandt in particular turns out to be very 'malleable'.
Rineke Dijkstra’s new film installation Night Watching shows 14 groups of people looking at Rembrandt’s The Night Watch.
Dieter De Schutter drew a graphic story inspired by the masked figure on a ferry in a 370-year-old river landscape. ‘I can never step out of line.’
Over the centuries, many Dutch people have contributed to Asian culture and society in various ways.
In April 2013, after a renovation lasting more than ten years, the doors of the famous and iconic Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands in Amsterdam, opened again. The article presents the renovation of the building and the n...
About the exhibition ‘Dawn of the Golden Age' held at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and its catalogue: it gave an overview of Dutch art between 1580 and 1620, the period which led up to the Golden Age itself. (‘Dawn of the Golden Age. North...
The work of the painter and etcher Hercules Segers (1589/90-1633/40) has always appealed to the imagination. This chiefly because of his painted and etched landscapes, which make no attempt to depict the reality of the surroundings, but ar...
The Amsterdam Museum ditches ‘Golden Age’ in favour of inclusive ’17th century’.
The Western Australian Museum will make 3D scans to visualise the 17th century silverware that was found in the shipwreck of the ‘Batavia’.
At least five Dutch museums acquired precious work at the world's leading fine art and antiques fair in Maastricht.
What did 'the Kurant' write about and who were its readers?
At the end of the nineteenth century the city of Amsterdam's two most iconic commissions (the Central Station and the Rijksmuseum), made possible by the favourable economic climate, and hence representative of Dutch national pride, were the...
The year 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death. Large-scale exhibitions are planned throughout the year.
An overview of the latest museum acquisitions of Dutch and Flemish Art.
Iduna Paalman wrote a poem about the rise and fall of Maria de’ Medici to accompany a militia piece by Joachim von Sandrart.
Jacob Cornelisz was one of the most important Dutch artists of the first half of the sixteenth century. He was Amsterdam’s first printmaker.
Never a dull moment in Flanders and The Netherlands. Art, history, language or literature, you name it, there is a museum for everyone's taste in the Low Countries. Let Museum Explorer be your guide.
CODART, the international network of curators of Dutch and Flemish art, has announced the CODART Canon.
Our best art stories of 2019, handpicked by the editor.
Thanks to the many exhibitions, events and conferences organised in 2019, we gained new insights about Rembrandt.
Our spring selection of Dutch-language books that have recently been translated into English.
Edna Azulay has composed an ode to the intoxication of 'The Drunken Couple' by Jan Steen.
In the 17th century, the Dutch Republic was the center of the European book trade.
A still life with cheese, that’s all Sanne Pieters needs to dissect gender roles. ‘I watch you a lot: you and that favourite cow of yours.'
Emperor Charles V embodied the complex linguistic situation in the Low Countries.
In the twentieth century, the Dutch gradually became more concerned about cleanliness in their household than about comfort.
Dutch historians have long worked on the assumption that the significance of Atlantic slavery to the Dutch economy was marginal. This assumption is incorrect.
Heleen Debruyne takes female painters out of oblivion and gives them the honour they deserve.
Arno Boey gives a voice to the painting 'The Milkmaid' by Johannes Vermeer.
Amarylis De Gryse got inspired by the painting 'The Company of Captain Albert Bas and Lieutenant Lucas Conijn'. She explores the inner life of a militiaman.
The drawings include natural history scenes, portraiture, genre subjects, figure studies and historical and biblical subjects.
You can choose which Flemish and Dutch works of art deserve a place in the CODART Canon.
Large-scale research shows that the Dutch are unanimous about what makes the Netherlands the Netherlands, despite sharp contradictions in the public debate.
Five hundred years after his birth, publishers can still learn from his cultural entrepreneurship.
Have you ever wondered why orange is the colour of the Netherlands? You find the answer in the sixteenth century.
Words become outlawed, and people with different opinions soon accuse the other party of engaging in ‘framing’. Are the language police just round the corner?