Open House

Three museum on the Amstel

11 June
Amsterdam Museum on the Amstel

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Open House on the Amstel

On Saturday 11 June, the exhibitions of the three(!) museums at Amstel 51 can be visited free of charge. Museum of the Mind l Outsider Art, Dutch Heritage Amsterdam (Hermitage Amsterdam) and the Amsterdam Museum will jointly be organising an open house. Visit all the exhibitions and join various activities free of charge.


What is there to see?

You can enjoy the focus exhibition Dutch Heritage Amsterdam with Vincent van Gogh's The Yellow House (The Street) in the spotlight, the exhibition along came your eyes with new works by Neo Matloga (winner of the ABN AMRO Art Prize), drop in at the Museum of the Mind and rediscover the city of Amsterdam in the new collection presentation of the Amsterdam Museum: Panorama Amsterdam and three temporary exhibitions in the Amsterdam Museum wing.


During the open house, there will be various activities in which you can participate free of charge! Meet artists such as Raquel van Haver and Bilal Chahal, join guided tours of the Amsterdam Museum and the Museum of the Mind, take part in an embroidery workshop developed by Tess van Zalinge or attend a lecture by American historian and journalist Russell Shorto. Children and families can enjoy the Amsterdam Museum's children's programme – the Time-travel guide – all day long, as well as a VR-experience.

Program during the day

10.00 - 18.00 - Time travel guide for family and kids | With the Time Travel Guide, kids & families can playfully learn about Amsterdam past and present

10.00 - 18.00 - VR experience Abner Preis | Visual artist and storyteller Abner Preis made three works for the Amsterdam Museum using VR (Virtual Reality), inspired by the corona pandemic

10.00 - 18.00 - Co-Lab Workshop Embroidery | Get started with needle and thread and discover the healing power of embroidery. Discover different embroidery techniques and combine them into your own message on fabric. What do your hands say?

Meet the Makers

12.30 - 13.00 - Anet Wilgenhof | Museum om de Hoek

13.30 - 14.00 - Bilal Chahal | installatie in de tuingang

14.30 - 15.00 - Jesper Buursink & Majda Boukhari Raouia | Collecting the City - Jacob Geel Museum

15.30 - 16.00 - Terra Dakota Stein | Welkom in de Noordside

17.30 - 18.00 - Raquel van Haver | Panorama Amsterdam

Curator Tours

11.00 - 11.30 - Gonca Yalciner - Collecting the City

12.00 - 12.30 - Imara Limon - Koloniale Verhalen

13.00 - 13.30 - Margriet Schavemaker - Welkom in de Noorside

14.00 - 14.30 - Dorine Maat - Panorama Amsterdam

15.00 - 15.30 - Inez Blanca van der Scheer - Koloniale Verhalen

17.00 - 17.30 - Tom van der Molen - Panorama Amsterdam

Dutch Heritage Amsterdam

12.00 and 13.30 Walk & Talk with ABN AMRO Art Award winner Neo Matloga 'Along came your eyes'

Lezing Russell Shorto en Q&A Margriet Schavemaker

15.20 - 16.00 - The American writer and historian Russell Shorto will come to Amsterdam for a reading of his essay Rewriting History. Afterwards there will be a Q&A between artistic director Margriet Schavemaker and Russell Shorto.

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