Current Exhibitions & Events

Antonio López – Master of Spanish realism

28 January 2024 - 2 June 2024
Drents Museum – Assen

From 28 January 2024, the Drents Museum presents a major retrospective of Spanish artist Antonio López (1936). López is a phenomenon in his native Spain and has been labelled the ‘greatest living realist artist’. The exhibition Antonio López – Master of Spanish realism is López’ first major solo exhibition in the Netherlands. Paintings – including […]

Food for Thought

3 November 2023 - 9 June 2024
Het Scheepvaartmuseum – Amsterdam

The Maritime Museum presents Food for Thought: a bird’s-eye view through the world of our food through the lens of photographer and filmmaker Kadir van Lohuizen. In this exhibition, Van Lohuizen uses photo and video to explore the origins of our food, and the role of the Netherlands and shipping in the food system.

Sabi Suriname

12 October 2020 - 1 July 2024
Wereldmuseum Amsterdam – Amsterdam

A special discovery has been made under the Tropenmuseum. A hitherto unknown world has been discovered on floor minus 7 in the Suriname depot. Come to Sabi Suriname and see for yourself. In Sabi Suriname you will learn a lot about Suriname, the bond with the Netherlands and how Suriname is connected to the world. […]

Plastic Crush

5 November 2022 - 1 September 2024
Wereldmuseum Amsterdam – Amsterdam

Fake, junk, trash, cheap, clean, counterfeit, polluting, fantastic, dream, colourful, smooth, transparent, light, mass-produced. What do you think of when you hear the word plastic? The new exhibition Plastic Crush is about our changing relationship with plastic. The old dream that plastic would improve the world turned into fear of a world awash in plastic […]

Rescuers at Sea

23 February 2024 - 7 October 2024
Het Scheepvaartmuseum – Amsterdam

With the photography exhibition Rescuers at Sea, The Maritime Museum celebrates 200 years of the Royal Dutch Rescue Society (KNRM). The exhibition puts volunteers from the KNRM, the ‘Rescuers at Sea’, in the spotlight and shows who these people are.


12 April 2024 - 3 November 2024
Wereldmuseum Amsterdam – Amsterdam

Woven from silk, from or distressed denim. Knotted, pleated or belted. Worn out of protest, celebration or simply to go work. The statement sari is the sari that has been radically renewed for today’s world. SARI/STATEMENT showcases the sari as one of today’s biggest global fashion stories. In this fashion exhibition, see how designers, wearers […]

Doris the Diver

12 October 2022 - 1 December 2024
Het Scheepvaartmuseum – Amsterdam

Doris the Diver is an adventurous, maritime museum experience for families with children aged 2 years and older. This narrative and interactive exhibition for the youngest museum visitors can be seen from 12 October 2022 in the National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartmuseum) in Amsterdam.

Past Exhibitions & Events

Tilo Baumgärtel – Das selbe Wasser

14 October 2023 - 3 March 2024
Drents Museum – Assen

From 14 October 2023 to 3 March 2024, the Drents Museum presents the exhibition Tilo Baumgärtel – Das selbe Wasser. This solo exhibition by German artist Baumgärtel (b. 1972) focuses on a combination of paintings, drawings and video art. In Das selbe Wasser, the Drents Museum takes visitors into Baumgärtel’s fairytale world.

Joram Krol – Can I Be Me

7 October 2023 - 3 March 2024
Groninger Museum – Groningen

Discover 116 raw portraits in a typical black and white style in the photography exhibition Can I Be Me by Joram Krol. The photographer makes honest portraits of people, in which he lets them be themselves, but in which you also meet the artist himself.

Ai Weiwei – In Search of Humanity

30 September 2023 - 3 March 2024
Kunsthal Rotterdam – Rotterdam

From September 30, 2023 to March 3, 2024, Kunsthal Rotterdam presents the large-scale exhibition of one of the leading artists of the moment, human rights activist and critic of authoritarian power systems: Ai Weiwei. In Search of Humanity is his most complete retrospective to date. The exhibition offers an impressive overview of Ai Weiwei’s career […]

The Rolling Stones – Unzipped

30 June 2023 - 21 January 2024
Groninger Museum – Groningen

The Rolling Stones – Unzipped is the first-ever international exhibition by and about the world-famous rock band. Through 400 original objects from the Stones’ personal archive, it offers visitors an exciting glimpse behind the scenes. Along with instruments and stage designs, the show includes rare video footage, personal diaries, iconic costumes, and album covers. Highlights […]


18 April 2023 - 7 January 2024
Rijksmuseum Boerhaave – Leiden

A tiny microscope was all he needed to uncover an entirely new world, a world nobody had seen before. From 18 April 2023, National Museum Boerhaave revisits a world first discovered by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek 350 years ago. The amazing microworld becomes visible in the special temporary exhibition Unimaginable. How Van Leeuwenhoek’s microscope changed the […]

Anansi Tori

24 September 2023
Wereldmuseum Amsterdam – Amsterdam

The folk tales about the spider Anansi are centuries old. They are about a spider that time and again outsmarts its opponents. Those who are not big and strong must be smart, is the message.

F-16: 50 years of fast forward

17 July 2022 - 1 September 2023
Nationaal Militair Museum – Soest

In the exhibition you will discover the story of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, an icon of the Dutch Air Force. The almost half century that the F-16 has served with the Royal Netherlands Air Force has flown by. Along the way, the fighter plane left a lasting impression on many people.

The world of Floris Hovers

1 July 2023 - 13 August 2023
Drents Museum – Assen

“The world of Floris Hovers” shows the colourful, playful and surprising oeuvre of designer and artist Floris Hovers (1976). With his autonomous work such as (spatial) compositions and colorful ‘cities’, miniatures, furniture and lighting, Hovers invites you time and again into his almost perfect simple world, where there is plenty of room for imagination.

World Press Photo 2023

22 April 2023 - 30 July 2023
De Nieuwe Kerk – Amsterdam

Showcasing the stories that matter with award-winning photography from the 66th annual World Press Photo Contest. The annual exhibition presents the results of the 2023 World Press Photo Contest, the annual exhibition showcases the best and most important photojournalism and documentary photography of the last year, selected by an independent jury.

Our Colonial Inheritance

24 June 2022 - 24 June 2023
Wereldmuseum Amsterdam – Amsterdam

Colonialism is not a thing of the past. It has shaped the world: our physical, mental and personal world. Colonialism lives on to this day. In the exhibition ‘Our Colonial Inheritance’, we look at the Dutch colonial history and presence, in Indonesia, Suriname, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and many other countries. You will not get to […]

Saodat Ismailova – 18000 words

21 January 2023 - 4 June 2023
Eye Filmmuseum – Amsterdam

Saodat Ismailova (b. 1981, Tashkent) is an important voice within the first generation of Central Asian artists who came of age in the post-Soviet era. Her work explores the rich, complex and layered culture of her native region.

Irma Boom: Art + Books

19 November 2022 - 7 May 2023
Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam

Every book designed by Irma Boom is unique: from one without ink to another consisting only of book covers. More than 30 of her books are on display alongside works of art from our collection – art that has inspired her and art for which she feels a strong affinity.

Gianni Versace | Retrospective

3 December 2022 - 7 May 2023
Groninger Museum – Groningen

One of the most influential couturiers ever comes to life at the Groninger Museum in Gianni Versace Retrospective. This colourful, daring, emotional exhibition takes visitors inside the eccentric Italian fashion designer’s world of extravagant clothing and lavish catwalk shows in which clothing, pop music and design come spectacularly together. Gianni Versace was murdered 25 years […]

Ha!r Power

9 July 2022 - 7 May 2023
Wereldmuseum Rotterdam – Rotterdam

Hair. It intrigues people endlessly. It compels us as a part of our identity, and as an extraordinary material. The hair on our heads that grows faster than other body hair, perhaps preoccupies people the most. Time after time, we try new hairstyles or we choose to keep the same style. If our hair falls […]

In the Black Fantastic

19 November 2022 - 9 April 2023
Kunsthal Rotterdam – Rotterdam

Step into an immersive experience at the intersection of reality and fantasy worlds. In the Black Fantastic shows seductive, exuberant and colourful works by eleven contemporary artists from the African Diaspora.

Neo Rauch – Wegzehr

9 October 2022 - 26 March 2023
Drents Museum – Assen

From October 9, 2022 to March 26, 2023, the spotlight will be on the work of the world-famous German artist Neo Rauch in the Drents Museum in Assen. In the retrospective exhibition Neo Rauch – Wegzehr the focus is entirely on Rauch’s work on paper. In total, the exhibition comprises about a hundred works on […]


4 September 2022 - 5 March 2023
Mondriaanhuis – Amersfoort

The Mondriaanhuis in Amersfoort celebrates the 150th birthday of Piet Mondrian with the exhibition Unlimited. Seven duos of visual artists and composers have created new work for this exhibition. The result of this collaboration can now be seen and heard in the museum.

Gifts Unwrapped

17 April 2021 - 5 March 2023
Wereldmuseum Amsterdam – Amsterdam

All over the world we give gifts! At a birthday party, a wedding, funeral or as a sacrifice. But what’s the secret to a good gift? “Gifts Unwrapped” takes a deep dive into the art of giving and receiving gifts around the world.

Fiona Tan – Mountains and Molehills

2 October 2022 - 8 January 2023
Eye Filmmuseum – Amsterdam

Fiona Tan is known for her video and film installations in which she explores memory, history, globalisation and the role of images. This exhibition is a journey through a selection of works from her oeuvre, in which the passing of time and the role of the landscape as a mental space are recurring themes.


19 June 2022 - 8 January 2023
Dordrechts Museum – Dordrecht

The lust to travel, the lust to wander and the lust to discover: Wanderlust. In the 19th century, Dutch artists traveled the world for this purpose. In this exhibition you can travel, discover and recognize Dutch artists. Are you wandering?

Under the spell of Mount Ararat

11 May 2022 - 30 October 2022
Drents Museum – Assen

Although Mount Ararat does not lie in Armenia, this famous sacred mountain and the smallest republic of the South Caucasus are inextricably linked. Armenia & Mount Ararat will be the protagonists of the exhibition Under the spell of Mount Ararat – Treasures from ancient Armenia. Beautiful objects from the History Museum of Armenia in Yerevan […]

Irma Boom: Book Manifest

1 February 2022 - 25 September 2022
Allard Pierson – Amsterdam

The Allard Pierson Museum manages the designer archive of Irma Boom (1960). From February 1 to May 8, a selection of these can be seen in the exhibition Irma Boom: Book Manifest. Not the end product, but the design and production process are central to this hall exhibition. Her working method can be followed on […]

Johanna van Eijbergen

16 April 2022 - 18 September 2022
Drents Museum – Assen

She was the only woman in the Netherlands to venture into the field of metal art around 1900: artist Johanna van Eijbergen (1865-1950). Her designs were produced between 1904 and 1910 by the Hengelo manufacturer G. Dikkers & Co. The vases, bowls and many other objects are characterised by wonderful decorations of stylised flowers and animals, particularly […]

Bittersweet Heritage: Black in Groningen

18 February 2022 - 11 September 2022
Groninger Museum – Groningen

In the 17th and 18th centuries, rich and powerful people living in and around Groningen were heavily involved in slavery overseas. Some members of prominent families commissioned portraits in which they were portrayed with Black servants. This exhibition will feature historical paintings and sculptures made in Groningen that depict people of colour. The works bear […]

Symposium ‘Book Manifest’

10 September 2022
Allard Pierson – Amsterdam

On Saturday 10 September, Allard Pierson is organizing a symposium on the work of book designer Irma Boom. With three special guests with whom she made a book; architect Rem Koolhaas, artist Berend Strik and photographer Rineke Dijkstra, Irma Boom discuss the architecture book, the artist’s monograph and the photo book. Afterwards, the exhibition Irma […]

Maritime Masterpieces

12 February 2021 - 4 September 2022
Maritiem Museum – Rotterdam

Two unique collections of art come together. Learn about an undiscovered, maritime world behind famous masterpieces. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen sets sail to the Maritime Museum.

JR: Chronicles

20 November 2021 - 12 June 2022
Groninger Museum – Groningen

The first major museum exhibition of the work of the French artist JR encompasses murals, films and countless photographs.

Vincent Mentzel

28 January 2022 - 6 June 2022
Rijksmuseum – Amsterdam

For almost forty years, Vincent Mentzel (b. 1945) was the staff photographer of the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad: he literally captured the news. Mentzel matured into one of the Netherlands’ best-known photographers, especially due to his innovative reporting of The Hague’s politics. With his striking portraits of politicians and informal photo reports of the Binnenhof, […]

Healing Power

18 February 2021 - 6 June 2022
Wereldmuseum Amsterdam – Amsterdam

The exhibition Healing Power in the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam will showcase a range of healing rituals around the world, based on objects from Europe, South America to the Arctic regions.

Misschien valt er wat te lachen – Peter van Straaten retrospective

8 December 2021 - 8 May 2022
Allard Pierson – Amsterdam

Peter van Straaten passed away on December 8, 2016 at the age of 81. Five years after his death, Allard Pierson is organizing a commemorative exhibition about the chronicler of the post-war Netherlands from December 8, 2021 to April 17, 2022. Van Straaten held up a mirror to society, with the necessary self-relativity. His talent […]

In the Light of Cuyp

3 October 2021 - 8 May 2022
Dordrechts Museum – Dordrecht

Idyllic landscapes with riders and cows in misty sunlight. Until the 6th of March 2022, the long-awaited exhibition about Dordrecht’s most famous painter Aelbert Cuyp can be seen in the Dordrechts Museum: ‘In the light of Cuyp. Aelbert Cuyp & Gainsborough – Constable – Turner’.

All About Theatre About Film

3 October 2021 - 9 January 2022
Eye Filmmuseum – Amsterdam

Film and theatre influence each other continuously. To celebrate that relationship between the two worlds, Eye has invited stage director Ivo van Hove and scenographer Jan Versweyveld to compile an exhibition. In Eye 3 October 2021 through 9 January 2022.

Vive le Cinéma! Eye 75

5 June 2021 - 5 September 2021
Eye Filmmuseum – Amsterdam

Ever since the early days of cinema, film has always been much more than a projection on a screen, even though that is how it has entered the history books. But early experiments with panoramas, magic lanterns, live sound and music and theatrical accompaniments show that film, right from the start, was also a spatial […]

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