The Golden Coach will be on display in the Amsterdam Museum next year! This is the first time that the carriage will be presented to the public after the large-scale restoration that started in 2016. The Golden Coach was presented by the people of Amsterdam to the young Queen Wilhelmina, the first female monarch on the Dutch throne, in 1898. Soon, everyone will be able to see the coach once again in the city where it was made: in Amsterdam. It will be on display from June to October 2021.
The museum showcases the rich history of the Golden Coach. However, it has always been the subject of divergent opinion. Even today. Some people think the carriage is a splendid work of applied art, while others are critical of it. All these different opinions and emotions will be presented, thus making the Golden Coach is the centrepiece of a large-scale, highly diverse exhibition.
In order to properly present the various points of view and the many background stories associated with the carriage, the museum is collaborating with a research team supported by a sounding board group. This diverse group is composed of people from many different backgrounds, from connoisseurs of history and the royal family to experts in the field of colonisation and racism. We will show the public all sides of the carriage, both literally and figuratively. The result will be an exhibition that will interest a very wide and broad audience. In addition to this, the museum is organising an extensive public programme, an educational programme and a research project. This will be launched this autumn.