From today until 18 February 2018, the Amsterdam Museum and the Rembrandt House Museum will be presenting the first ever exhibition devoted to the painters Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck, writes Andrew Forbes. It’s the perfect motivation to head back to the Dutch capital of style, arts and gastronomy for a stylish winter city-break.
The Golden Age in Amsterdam, when the Netherlands was the world’s great maritime nation, shaped the city’s culture, cuisine, and arts scene.
The Golden Age
This autumn winter the city is celebrating this rich period of its history with double exhibitions at The Amsterdam Museum and Rembrandt House, marking the work of Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck.
Amsterdam is one of our favourite cities and not only it is increasingly popular as as exclusive city break destination with world-class hotels and restaurants, but it also boasts some of the most significant arts institutions and collections in the world.
Back after 400 years
These unique exhibitions have brought together paintings from across the world – from museums and private collections. Some of the paintings are back in Amsterdam for the first time since the seventeenth century!
Bol and Flinck are Rembrandt’s two most important pupils. In fact, the two men, who were of an age, became formidable competitors of their former teacher – and of one another. During their lifetimes they were even more successful than Rembrandt. The exhibitions provide an exceptional insight into their work, as well as the Golden Age.
This winter two other venues in the city, the Royal Palace in Dam Square and Museum Van Loon, will be reflecting the exhibition by presenting different facets of the two artists. The exhibition of Dutch Masters from the Hermitage will run almost concurrently in the Hermitage Amsterdam.
Amsterdam Museum, Kalverstraat 92, 1012 PH Amsterdam
Open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Rembrandt House Museum, Jodenbreestraat 4, 1011 NK Amsterdam
Open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
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