Dutch Painters & Paintings

Home Dutch Painters & Paintings
Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh’s language skills

Did you know that painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) not only spoke Dutch but also taught himself French and English?
Vermeer The girl with a pearl earring

Dutch Mona Lisa by Vermeer

Did you know that the painting 'The girl with a pearl earring' by Johannes Vermeer has an estimated value of €300,000,000? The painting is...
Van Gogh sunflowers

Van Gogh’s sunflowers around the world

Did you know that five of Vincent van Gogh's paintings of sunflowers can be found around the world in museums in Amsterdam, Munich, London,...
Claude Monet

French painter Monet in the Netherlands

Did you know that French painter Claude Monet and his family spent a few months in Amsterdam and Zaandam in 1871? In this period...
Did you know that this glow-in-the-dark bicycle path is made of thousands of special stones that charge themselves in the sun and light up in the dark? The path is inspired by Starry Night and can be found in Vincent van Gogh's old hometown Nuenen.

Starry Night bicycle path inspired by Van Gogh

Did you know that this glow-in-the-dark bicycle path is made of thousands of special stones that charge themselves in the sun and light up...
Rijksmuseum

Rembrandt’s masterpiece the Night Watch moving house

Did you know that today Rembrandt's masterpiece the Night Watch has been moved from a temporary wing to the main building of Rijksmuseum in...
Marten and Oopjen

Rembrandt’s only two life-sized portraits

Did you know that tomorrow Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum welcomes Rembrandt's first and only life-sized portraits, of newly-weds Marten and Oopjen? To celebrate this monumental co-purchase (with...
Brandweer Twente

Modern-day Nightwatch with Twente’s fire brigade

Did you know that part of Twente's fire brigade is portrayed as Rembrandt's Nightwatch? The commander is depicted as the central figure Captain Frans...
Van Gogh

206 paintings by Van Gogh in Amsterdam

Did you know that you can see 206 paintings by Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam? Click below to book your instant e-ticket to skip the...
Frantz Charlet Volendam

Smoking kids in Volendam

Did you know that the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes in the Netherlands is 18 years? Around the turn of...