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Giant of the art world! With a notable collection that’s comparable in style to The Museum of Modern Art in New York and Chicago’s Art Institute, the Stedelijk is undoubtedly an ambitious museum. Thanks to its refurbishment, many highlights from Malevich, Edward Kienholz, Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol once again have fantastic permanent spots on its walls. What’s more, the new building provides more spacious halls, allowing it to showcase larger objects, installations and exhibitions than ever before.
Artis Royal Zoo was the first zoo to be established in the Netherlands, and it’s located right in the centre of Amsterdam. It’s a place where nature and cultural heritage come together; a place where history has been created since 1838 and where new stories are created daily. Come experience them for yourself.
Admire the tropical fish in the Aquarium – one of the many historical monuments at the Artis. Travel through time in the planetarium. See the giraffes galloping amongst the zebras, springboks, oryx and wildebeests. Walk through the historical Bird House and study the numerous species of birds. Be amazed by the diversity of animals that share the tropical forest in the renovated Forest House. Surround yourself with hundreds of fluttering butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion. Stroll through the historical park with its centuries-old trees and a multitude of plants. Every leaf, tree, animal, building and exhibit has its own story to tell. Together they reveal the bigger story about nature and its importance to our society.
Discover science at NEMO Science Center, where children can playfully experience science and technology all day long. The museum is situated in an unmistakable, sloping green building, set amidst the city’s Eastern Docklands.
NEMO also has a great surprise on the outside. Its sloping roof is accessible to the public, with an outdoor café and fantastic views of the city awaiting those who climb to the top. And throughout summer (June, July and August), the roof also becomes the highest city beach, with sand pits for the kids to get creative (or just plain messy).
Visit 'Het Grachtenhuis' to learn more about the history of Amsterdam’s canal ring. The museum looks at the 17th-century city expansion projects that led to Amsterdam’s ring of canals which received UNESCO world heritage status in 2010. After seeing the interactive displays, you’ll look at Amsterdam in a whole new light when wandering through the city’s streets or taking a canal cruise.
The Oude Kerk, also known as Old Church, is both the oldest church and the oldest building in Amsterdam. It dates back to about 1250 and is incongruously located in the red light district. Perhaps this is why the inscription above the bridal chamber says "Marry in haste, mourn at leisure". Today, the Oude Kerk frequently hosts exhibitions and concerts. The Old Church shoes art projects which are connected to the historical value of the church. These exhibitions are furthermore an addition to the current art shows in Amsterdam. They work closely together with many national and international artists.
Matisse is back in the Netherlands! This time with an extraordinary exhibition, the biggest one the Netherlands has seen so far! Colourful paintings and unique creations of very rare fabrics and glass pieces. The Stedelijk Museum at the Museum Square is the lucky one to host this exhibition. You will be guided through a true Oasis of Matisse, including many paintings, sculptures and work on paper. This will be a journey which include the different stages of his artistic development. Matisse his creations represent the most perfect union between shape and colour. He sought to induce a bright and joyful minimalism, the oasis of Matisse. With its bright colours and joyful shapes this exhibition is a must see. Especially during these lovely sunny spring days. All these cheerful artworks will give you a great feeling and make you smile. Join this oasis of colours which is available now until the 16th of August 2015.
Spring is in the air with over seven million tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths! Keukenhof is one of the most beautiful and impressive parks worldwide. For eight weeks this spectacular park shows what the Netherlands have to offer. A unique combination of art and flowers. Each year they dedicate their flower showcase to a specific theme. In 2015 this theme is Vincent van Gogh, due to the fact that he has passed away 125 years ago. This year’s highlight is the 250m2 flower mosaic portrait of Vincent van Gogh himself. These colourful creations and floral scents can be experienced until the 17th of May 2015.
Make your trip to the Keukenhof a real treat! Conquer this ocean of tulips and hyacinths with a bike or boat to capture more of the beautiful scents and flowery creations. Want to go all out? Fly over the Keukenhof in a DC-3 Dakota airplane to get a true helicopter view perspective starting at €200. If you prefer to stay with two feet on the ground, on the 25th of April the annual Flower Parade will take place, with even more flowers, colours and beautiful wagons.
On Saturday the 18th of April opened ‘De Nieuwe Kerk’ in Amsterdam her doors to the ‘World Press Photo 15’. They are excited to host the opening exhibition of the long world tour of the international press photo contest again. The most beautiful and extraordinary photographs from the entire collection of winning images from the 58th World Press Photo contest are displayed during the World Press Photo 15 tour. Be prepared to be blown away by the happiness, grief and violence presented in the individual images. The stories and emotions behind each individual photo are carried out in a unique way by each photographer. The winning photo of 2015 is made by Mads Nissen, a 35 year old journalist from Copenhagen. He captured Jon and Alex, two homosexual lovers who share an intimate moment in Saint-Petersburg.