Amsterdam

Amsterdam has all the benefits, as well as the disadvantages, of a multi-cultural city. There is an excellent choice of cultural, shopping and sporting facilities, but in some areas drug-related crime, poverty and racial tensions are serious problems. Housing prices are low compared with many other...

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Van Gogh’s Sunset at Montmajour unveiled in Amsterdam

The newly discovered work by Van Gogh unveiled in Amsterdam on 9 September will be on view at the Van Gogh Museum from 24 September. It is the first discovery of an unknown work by the Dutch artist...
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Amsterdam museum weekend

22-23 June sees a major weekend celebration to mark the reopening of Amsterdam’s three major museums, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk and the Van Gogh at the Museumplein hub. There will be late-n...
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Rijksmuseum reopens

The remodernised Rijksmuseum will reopen to the public on 13 April after its official inauguration by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, one of her last public appointments before she retires at the en...
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The Van Gogh museum closes for restoration

The Van Gogh will be closed from 24 September 2012 to 25 April 2013 for renovations. During that period about 75 of the 200 works will be on display at the Hermitage, Amsterdam, Amstel 51, in an ex...
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Amsterdam’s Stedelijk reopens to the public

Amsterdam’s Stedelijk museum was officially re-opened by Queen Beatrix on 22 September and opened to the public again after ten years on 23 September. The new part of the building includes a...
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Rijksmuseum to reopen April 2013

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, which has been under restoration for most of the last decade, will reopen to the public on 14 April 2013. During renovations and alterations only the Philips wing of the...
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Rijksmuseum cycle path to reopen

The cycle path under Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum will open again, once the renovations to the museum are concluded in 2013. The museum administration wanted to stop the path being used in order t...
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Arts cuts damage Netherlands culture

The decision by the government to cut the Netherlands’ arts council subsidies by 25 per cent over the next four years means that some orchestras, theatre groups and dance companies will no longe...
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Dutch bookshops win awards

Two Dutch bookshops have been named among the 20 most beautiful bookshops in the world. The Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht heads the list and the American Book Center in Amsterdam, which also has a b...
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Hidden Goya portrait discovered in Amsterdam

A fully-finished second painting by Spanish master Goya has been discovered beneath one of his masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. High-intensity x-ray technology, developed by technicia...
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Rembrandt honoured in Amsterdam

Visitors to Amsterdam will now be able to follow a tourist trail unveiled in honour of 17th-century artist Rembrandt van Rijn, reports Dutch News. The trail will follow the path the artist, who died i...
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New Canal House museum opens in Amsterdam

A museum dedicated to Amsterdam
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Anne Frank tree to be donated to museums

Pieces of the giant 170 year-old horse chestnut tree written about by Anne Frank in her diaries are likely to be donated to Jewish museums in Berlin, New York, Tel Aviv and Amsterdam, reports Dutch Ne...
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Stolen Bijbels Museum artefacts found in New York

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has recovered seven ancient Egyptian items stolen from Amsterdam
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Famous Berckheyde goes home

After twists and turns worthy of a Hollywood movie, the 17th-century Dutch masterpiece, The Bend in the Herengracht near the Nieuwe Spielgelstraat in Amsterdam, by Gerrit Adriaensz Berckheyde, is now...
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Amsterdam City of Art in 2009.

The opening of two important museums and the staging of numerous exclusive exhibitions have led the Netherlands Tourist Board to declare Amsterdam a City of Art in 2009. The new Hermitage Amsterdam...
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Ramsey Nasr elected Dutch Poet Laureate.

Dutch/Palestinian poet and actor Ramsey Nasr (1974-) has been chosen as Holland
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Amsterdam monument to Spinoza.

Three hundred years after his death, Jewish philosopher Baruch de Spinoza (1632-1677) has finally been honoured by his native city. A monument designed by local artist Nicolas Dings has been erected o...