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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The Dutch in Paris 1789–1914

13 Oct-7 Jan. This large-scale exhibition, the first of its kind, highlights the artistic role played by Paris in the work of Dutch artists from the late 18th century to the turn of the 20th century....
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Dutch Masters from the Hermitage: Treasures of the Tsars

7 Oct-27 May. This major exhibition comprises the world’s leading collection of Dutch Golden Age painting outside the Netherlands, with the bulk of the works on loan from the State Hermitage museum...
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Johan Maelwael

6 Oct-7 Jan. The Rijksmuseum dedicates an exhibition to the Dutch master Johan Maelwael (c.1370-1415), a pioneering artist who worked at the courts of the Dukes of Guelders and Burgundy around 1400....
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Jana Euler: High in Amsterdam: The Sky of Amsterdam

20 May-15 Oct. The Stedelijk hosts an exhibition by Jana Euler whose energetic works focus on the interplay of painting, sculpture, words and images.Euler examines contemporary issues, often playing...
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Zanele Muholi

8 July-15 Oct. The Stedelijk presents the first exhibition in the Netherlands dedicated to South African photographer and visual activist Zanele Muholi whose photographs document her country's black l...
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Edward Krasinski

24 June-15 Oct. The first retrospective in the Netherlands of Polish artist Edward Krasiński is being held at the Stedelijk Museum. Considered among the most prominent eastern European artists of the...
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Solution or Utopia? Design for Refugees

20 May-3 Sept. The Stedelijk puts forward practical, common-sense proposals by designers to improve the temporary situations faced by refugees at reception and integration centres. On display are...
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Ed van der Elsken. Camera in Love

4 Feb-21 May. The Stedelijk profiles the career of Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990), described by exhibition organisers as the "first true Dutch street photographer". Van der Elsken chronicled colour...
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De Stjil at the Stedelijk

3 Dec-21 May. Formed in Amsterdam in 1917, the De Stijl art movement combined an aesthetic and social vision based around strong architectural and design elements, from city planning to furniture....
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Daubigny, Money, Van Gogh

21 Oct-29 Jan. Exhibition exploring the influence of French landscape painter Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878) on the work of Van Gogh, Monet, Pissarro and Sisley. By the mid-19th century Dau...
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Frans Post. Animals in Brazil

7 Oct-8 Jan. The Brazilian landscapes of 17th-century artist Frans Post are shown alongside dozens of stuffed animals, thanks to a special collaboration between the Rijksmuseum and the Naturalis Biodi...
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Hercules Segers

7 Oct-8 Jan. The Rijksmuseum stages what it describes as the "largest retrospective ever" dedicated to Dutch painter and printmaker Hercules Segers (1589-1638). The exhibition comprises 18 paintin...
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Mohamed Bourouissa: Horseday

10 Sept-1 Jan. The Stedelijk presents recently-purchased photographs and a video installation by the French-Algerian artist Mohamed Bourouissa. The works belong to the artist's ongoing Horseday pr...
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Dream Out Loud: Designing for Tomorrow's Demands

26 Aug-1 Jan. The Stedelijk Museum focuses on contemporary design with an exhibition of work selected following an open call for submissions by artists and designers living and working in the Netherla...
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Excitement: Rudi Fuchs

27 May-2 Oct. Former Stedelijk Museum director Rudi Fuchs shares his excitement by selecting a collection of more than 100 works acquired by the Dutch state art collection over the course of his lengt...
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Avery Singer: Scenes

23 April-2 Oct. The Stedelijk Museum shows paintings created since 2012 by the young New York artist Avery Singer, whose dramatic work recalls vintage computer graphics. Singer makes her large-sca...
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Disfarmer: The vintage prints

18 March-5 June. American studio photographer Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959) only began to gain international recognition two decades after his death but today he is considered a master of classic America...
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Living in the Amsterdam School

9 April-28 Aug. The Stedelijk showcases the furniture and interior designs of the Amsterdam School, an acclaimed anti-rationalist movement between the two world wars. The Amsterdam School was known in...
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Breitner: Girl in Kimono

20 Feb-22 May. For the first time the entire 14 versions of Girl in a Kimono by the Dutch painter and photographer George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923) will be displayed alongside each other. An im...
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Isa Genzken: Mach Dich Hübsch!

29 Nov-6 March. The Stedelijk presents the first comprehensive retrospective dedicated to the work of influential German artist Isa Genzken. The exhibition features all aspects of Genzken's career...


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