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Located in a Dutch architectural building, Reflex Modern Art Gallery adds a classic touch to it with its plain yet sophisticated interiors. However, the art works displayed here successively add the much required color and edge to this place. Though the medium of artistic expression is painting, occasionally the other forms are also displayed here. Well known international names like Arman, Corneille, Boffil etc. have exhibited their works here as also the local artists. If art pleases you, then come in to see what shades of contemporary art the gallery reflects.
Enjoy the world's largest collection of Van Gogh's, including paintings, drawings and letters. The museum also has a large collection of works by some of Van Gogh's contemporaries and friends, such as Gauguin and Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as a number of older artists whom Van Gogh admired, including Léon L. Hermitte and Jean-François Millet. The museum features regular exhibitions highlighting art toward the end of the 19th Century.
Museum Van Loon is housed along a canal in a building made of two structures dating from 1672. In 1884 the house was bought by the Van Loon family. The Van Loons lived there until 1945. After a full renovation, the house became a museum in 1974. The collection consists of 17th and 18th-Century family portraits combined with a great number of signed pieces of furniture, porcelain and gold medals, giving the period rooms a distinct ambiance.
The Katten Kabinet is one of the only museums in the world centered around cats. The collection presented in this museum is a comprehensive portrayal of the cat in art and culture through the centuries. Pictures, drawings, paintings, sculptures, even some works from world famous artists such as Picasso and Corneille are exhibited. A wide selection of publications and articles is available for sale in the shop. Cat enthusiasts can share their love for their furry friends and perhaps pick up a limited edition souvenir or two.
Despite the name, the Amsterdam Bijbels Museum does not have only bibles on display. It is located within two buildings on a canal dating from 1662. Both houses were built by the Dutch architect Philips Vingboons for the Amsterdam merchant Jacob Cromhout. The museum was founded in 1851 by Leendert Schouten, who gave the public the opportunity to admire his collection, which still forms the heart of the museum. Naturally, the theme of the museum is The Book itself. Among the Bibles on display are the first printed Bible in the Netherlands and the Statenvertaling, which dates from 1637 (the first edition of the authorized Dutch translation). The museum is closed on Mondays, from January 1st - April 30th.
Afficionados of fine art and particularly the Dutch Masters should take the time to check out Re:mbrandt, All his paintings at the opulent Magna Plaza in Dam Square. This exhibition has compiled reproductions of all 325 of Rembrandt Van Rijn's paintings. Displayed chronologically, visitors can take a journey through the famous painter's career. This exhibit is a great way to see all the master's works in one place without having to travel to museums all over the world.
Willet-Holthuysen is a true gem and a must for those who would love to know what Amsterdam's canal houses looked like centuries ago. In this 17th-century house, named after the last inhabitant (who left her house and everything in it to the city of Amsterdam in 1889), you can visit a 18th-century kitchen, as well as other 18th-19th-century rooms. The garden, laid out in 18th-century style, is also worth a visit. Don't miss the art collection from the former 17th-century owner of the house, Abraham Willet on the top floor.
The Arti et Amicitiae Society, born in 1839, was the first organization of visual artists in The Netherlands and now counts about 480 artists among its members and about 1100 people as friends and patrons. Every year, around 10 exhibitions are organized in which work by national as well as international art is shown. The building alone is also more than worth a visit, with the four bronze sculptures at the front (neo-classicist, designed in 1854 by Leliman) representing the Muses and the beautiful 19th-century staircase, designed by H.P. Berlage. Artis is "Kunst" with a capital "K".