1. Rembrandt House Museum
Celebrate Rembrandt’s life and the extraordinary century in which he lived in museums throughout Holland. His paintings are famous and well known all over the world, yet do you know how the Dutch master lived? Visit the Rembrandt House Museum and follow in his footsteps. The artist bought the house located in the center of Amsterdam in 1639. He eventually lived there for almost twenty years. As part of the national celebration of Rembrandt and the Golden Age 2019, there will be special activities and exhibitions throughout the Netherlands. Above all, where better to start the Rembrandt year in the house where it all happened?
2. THIS IS HOLLAND
Want to explore Amsterdam and Holland but don’t want to go outside? Visit THIS IS HOLLAND! At this unique attraction on the Northside of Amsterdam, you will experience a unique flight experience. The experience doesn’t just show you the Netherlands, it lets you live it. THIS IS HOLLAND gives you a breath taking picture of our small, but unique country. The term ‘Time flies, when you are having fun!’ could not be more suitable here. Before you realize the flight experience is already over, and you will have an unforgettable experience to last a lifetime.
3. Canal Cruise
Get the feeling of being outside while cruising nice and warm on a BOAT! A Canal Cruise will navigate you through the canals of Amsterdam, showing you all the highlights in the city. Enjoy the audio guide and learn everything about the history and culture of Amsterdam. And all this without needing to explore the city by yourself in the cold. You can start your canal cruise everywhere, even right in front of Central Station!
The doors of Keukenhof will open again in March 2020. Be assured of a wonderful spring day and book your tickets now! The Hop on Hop off buses take you directly from Amsterdam to the Keukenhof. There you can visit the park at your leisure and when you want to go back you can take a bus back every half hour. This year, the Keukenhof is all about ‘A World of Color’. The theme of 2020 connects flowers with people from all over the world, where diversity in cultures and religions are put in the spotlight.
The ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ is one of the most famous paintings in the world. It has been printed a million times on posters, cups and shirts, however do you know where to find Vermeer’s original painting? The Mauritshuis! The Mauritshuis museum is located in The Hague, which is the city where the Dutch Royals live and where we have our parliament. The Maurits House museum also has some special exhibitions dedicated to the Rembrandt Year!
Also, last October the film ‘The Goldfinch’ went in premiere. Did you know that you can admire the painting used in the film at the Maurits house museum? In Dutch it’s called ‘Het puttertje’