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Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh’s fascination with nature

Did you know that although Vincent van Gogh had an extraordinary fascination with nature and painted vineyards, cornfields, olive trees and poppies but he...
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...
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?
Did you know that dairy brand Friesche Vlag adorned their cartons of coffee creamer with Dutch classic paintings?

Dutch classic paintings on the shelves

Did you know that dairy brand Friesche Vlag adorned their cartons of coffee creamer with Dutch classic paintings?  From left to right: Children of the Sea...
Gerrit Dou

Gerrit Dou’s 400th anniversary

Did you know that today it is 400 years ago that Dutch Golden Age painter Gerrit Dou was born? He was one of Rembrandt's...
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...
van Gogh tulip

Van Gogh never painted a single tulip in his life

Did you know that Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) never painted a single tulip in his life, but still there's a tulip named after the...