The best museum trips for this Christmas holiday! The Christmas holidays are a great time to go out with the family and visit the most beautiful museums. In this blog post you will find the best museum exhibitions of the moment.
The Christmas holidays are coming, and that means; time to go out! The Christmas holidays are a good time to go out with the family or by yourself and visit the best museums. In this blog post you will find the best museum exhibitions of the moment.
Pokémon in the Van Gogh Museum
Do you know Pikachu, Eevee and Snorlax? These and many other Pokémon can be found in the Van Gogh Museum until 7 January 2024! Take part in the Pokémon Adventure scavenger hunt, check out the Pokémon paintings inspired by Van Gogh, or grab a pencil and paper and
draw a Pokémon yourself. And, don't forget to enjoy Vincent van Gogh's beautiful works in between!
Pokémon in the Van Gogh Museum: until 7 January 2024
Also at the Van Gogh Museum:
Van Gogh along the Seine - Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
In this groundbreaking exhibition, you will discover why the area along the Seine around Asnières was a crucial place for the artistic development of Vincent van Gogh, Paul Signac, Georges Seurat, Emile Bernard and Charles Angrand.
The exhibition shows how the city and landscape changed with the industrial revolution and industrialisation. Five artists, Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Emile Bernard and Charles Angrand, went to the banks of the Seine to paint. With their easels in the greenery, they captured the radical contrasts they encountered in the area: recreating day-trippers in lush nature versus smoking chimneys and derelict land.
'Van Gogh along the Seine' - until 14 January 2024. More information at www.vangoghmuseum.nl
Ai Weiwei. In Search of Humanity - Kunsthal Rotterdam
Ai Weiwei is one of today's leading artists. A large-scale exhibition of this renowned artist, human rights activist and critic of authoritarian systems of power has been mounted at the Kunsthal Rotterdam.
'Ai Weiwei. In Search of Humanity' is his most comprehensive retrospective to date. The exhibition offers an impressive overview of Ai Weiwei's more than four-decade-long career, featuring paintings, cultural readymades, LEGO works, sculptures, installations, photography and video art. It includes key works from all his creative phases.
'Ai Weiwei. In Search of Humanity' is an impressive exhibition and real must-see for anyone who wants to be immersed in the inimitable world of critic Ai Weiwei.
Note: the exhibition attracts many visitors, plan your visit in time!
'Ai Weiwei. In Search of Humanity' - until 3 March 2024. More information at www.kunsthal.nl
On a journey with Vincent - Drents Museum Assen
At the Drents Museum, Vincent van Gogh's Drenthe period is highlighted in the exhibition 'On a journey with Vincent'. Get to know perhaps the least known work of the world-famous painter and follow Vincent on his wanderings through the Drenthe of 1883.
Visitors to the exhibition will board the train with Vincent, see the Drenthe landscape through his eyes and meet the contemporaries and sources of inspiration important to him during his stay in Drenthe, such as Jacob van Ruisdael, Jean-Francois Millet and Anton Mauve.
Never before has Vincent van Gogh's Drenthe period been the subject of such a major exhibition. For the first time, as many works from his Drenthe oeuvre as possible will be on display.
The Vincent van Gogh exhibition will be on view until 7 January 2024. More information at www.drentsmuseum.nl
The children of the Hague school - Panorama Mesdag The Hague
Touching, entertaining, poignant and intimate
The exhibition 'Children of the Hague School' shows an insight into the world of children at the end of the 19th century. In the paintings and drawings of glorious Hague School painters such as Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Suze Robertson, Jozef Israëls and Jacob Maris, and contemporaries such as Thérèse Schwartze and Barbara van Houten, the children come to life, intimate, sometimes moving, sometimes poignant.
You see children who worked with their parents in the fields, bringing in fish, or who worked as maids or basket weavers, for example. Children, in short, who participated in and outside the family, focused on survival. This is in strong contrast to the intimate portraits the painters made of their own children.
The exhibition consists of about 45 paintings and drawings from museum and private collections, including drawings not previously shown from Museum Panorama Mesdag's own collection.
From 16 December 2023 to 20 May 2024. More information on www.panorama-mesdag.nl
The Kröller-Müller Museum and De Hoge Veluwe – Otterlo
The Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo is an experience at any time of year due to its location in the middle of National Park De Hoge Veluwe. The park consists of forest, heathland, grassland and sand drifts and is the habitat of deer, mouflon and wild boar, among others. Walking or on a free White Bike, you can discover all the landscapes, ending up at the museum by yourself. The Kröller-Müller Museum's collection is world-renowned, and
includes many works by the most famous artists from the art history of the 19th and 20th centuries. The museum houses a large collection of Impressionist works by Van Gogh, Monet and Seurat, as well as works by Picasso, Mondrian, Van der Leck, Renoir. The beautiful sculpture garden features works by Christo, Jean Dubuffet, Henry Moore and others.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-5pm, closed on 1 January. More information at www.krollermuller.nl
Virtual museum shop
No time to go to the museum, but want to be inspired by the beautiful works of art, and the gifts that go with them? Then check out Museum-Webshop.nl, our virtual museum shop. Shopping in the museum shop has never been easier! Order from the comfort of your armchair and all products will be delivered quickly to your home!