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The Fountains of Friesland Posted by on May 23, 2018

This year, Leeuwarden is the Culturele Hoofdstad or cultural capital. Several events have been set up by the local and regional governments, as well as by the private sector, to promote the rich historical and cultural heritage of the region. One of the planned events were 11 fountains by world-renowned artists. The idea of fountains stems from…

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The Dutch Museumnacht Posted by on Nov 7, 2016

If you wander through a museum, you will agree with me: there are not that many young people most of the time. It is the same in the Netherlands, where museums try hard to get young people interested to go to museums – and they come up with some interesting initiatives. Een uitverkochte nacht A…

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M.C. Escher Posted by on Jul 6, 2010

It’s almost impossible that you haven’t seen an image of Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972). With his typical art that is challenging for the eye and the brain he gained world wide fame. Maybe you haven’t seem his art in real life, but the chances are you encountered him online, since he has a huge range…

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Rembrandt van Rijn Posted by on Jun 15, 2010

Earlier I talked about Van Gogh, one of the greatest painters from Dutch soil. Even though he is great, he doesn’t stand alone. Rembrandt van Rijn is one of those men whose art became just as famous. Let me tell you a little bit about this other Dutch talent. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born…

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