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Amsterdam Museum reopens doors: visitors welcome for Refresh Amsterdam and The Golden Coach 


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The Amsterdam Museum will open its doors on Saturday 5 June after a closure of more than six months. From Saturday, visitors can revisit the museum at its primary location on Kalverstraat and the Amsterdam Museum wing of the Hermitage. On 1 July, Museum Willet-Holthuysen will also open after major maintenance. Visitors can visit the Amsterdam Museum in addition to its permanent offerings, with the exhibition Refresh Amsterdam and the free exhibition on 500 years of Amsterdam youth care - KASTK!JKERS. The exhibition about and starring the restored Golden Coach will open on Friday 18 June. Amsterdam Museum director Judikje Kiers: ''We are very happy to be allowed to open again. We have waited a very long time for this. We are again taking all the necessary precautions so that our museum can be visited in safety and peace.''
Refresh Amsterdam - until 25 July
In Refresh Amsterdam, first edition 'Sense of Place', 25 contemporary makers use their work to show perspectives on the city that are still little represented. Their works offer insights into how different people relate to Amsterdam, and whether they can feel at home there. After being open for three days, the museum, and thus the exhibition, had to close again due to coronagraphs. In collaboration with the 25 artists and partners, the Amsterdam Museum is extending Refresh Amsterdam until Sunday 25 July 2021. Click here for more information.
On 17 June, kThe Golden Coach - from 18 June 2021oning Willem-Alexander the exhibition The Golden Coach. After more than five years of restoration, the Golden Coach will be on public display again for the first time from 18 June. The carriage stands in a glass enclosure in the courtyard of the Amsterdam Museum and can be viewed up close in peace and quiet. In six museum rooms around the courtyard, hundreds of cultural-historical objects, paintings, costumes and gowns, cartoons, photographs, moving images and contemporary artworks will give a multifaceted picture of the history and use of the Golden Coach and past and present discussions about this iconic vehicle. The Amsterdam Museum invites visitors to share their knowledge, views and experiences around the Golden Coach. The exhibition can be seen until 27 February 2022. Click here for more information.
To commemorate 500 years of youth care in Amsterdam, the free mini exhibition KASTK!JKKERS can be seen in the courtyard of the Amsterdam Museum. Young people from the youth welfare sector will display their own work in the orphanages of the Amsterdam Museum. Click here.
Corona in the City
Meanwhile, the online exhibition Corona in the City can be visited online at A digital exhibition about the effects of the corona virus on the city of Amsterdam and its inhabitants, which has already been visited by over 150,000 visitors. Until 14 June, a travelling outdoor exhibition of Corona in the City, featuring highlights from 1 year, can also be seen for free at the IJ-Promenade in Amsterdam Noord. From 14 June to 12 July, the outdoor exhibition can be seen in Amsterdam Nieuw-West (Plein '40-'45) and from 12 July in Amsterdam Zuidoost. Click here.
Group portraits of the 17th century
The Amsterdam Museum's permanent presentation at the Hermitage, Group Portraits of the 17th Century, is also open to the public again from Saturday 5 June. Among the rich collection of historical group portraits, work by Natasja Kensmil can be seen in the impressive presentation Monument of the Regentesses. Time slots can be reserved via the Hermitage Amsterdam website. More information.
Museum Willet Holthuysen - reopening on 1 July
From Thursday 1 July, Museum Willet-Holthuysen will also reopen its doors. The historic canal house with fully furnished period rooms had been closed for major maintenance. At Museum Willet-Holthuysen, visitors get a picture of life in a posh building on Amsterdam's canal belt in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Judikje Kiers: ''We hope to welcome many visitors from 5 June at the Amsterdam Museum and at our other venues. Time slots can be booked via our website.''

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