Almost all of Vermeer’s paintings will be exhibited in this one Dutch museum

An unprecedented event is about to take place at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam — almost all of Vermeer’s paintings will be on display in what is the largest collection of his work yet. 🎨🖌️

From February 10 until June 4, the Rijksmuseum is displaying works from the beloved 17th-century Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer, in a never-seen-before exhibition, reports RTL Nieuws

Why is this exhibition so special?

The exhibition contains 28 out of the 36 paintings Vermeer is said to have painted, which is the most Vermeer works that have been together in one establishment, ever.

The last time so many of Vermeers’ works were in one place was 20 years ago at the Maurtishuis in The Hague. Even so, there were six fewer Vermeers on display than there are now in Amsterdam.

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The extra six paintings have travelled from near and far to hang together in this special display, and it’s definitely not being taken for granted.

A once-in-a-lifetime experience

The unique experience has already sold more than 200,000 tickets and pulled more than 100 journalists to the Rijksmuseum from abroad. 

And we thought Amsterdam couldn’t get more crowded

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How much is this once-in-a-lifetime experience going to set you back? Tickets for the exhibition are €30 per adult, if you hold a Museumkaart you’ll pay €10 for a ticket.  

But hey, it’s worth it if you’d like to witness the near-complete collection of the Dutch masters’ work with your own two eyes. 👀

Will you be one of the many going to the exhibition? Tell us in the comments below!

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Eva Gabriella
Eva Gabriella
After calling Malaysia her home for 19 years, Eva moved to Amsterdam to study literary and cultural analysis. Well, that was the academic theory — in reality it was more like “cultural shock.” Eva’s mastery of life in the Netherlands involved initiation into the richness of nocturnal hangouts, canals, cuisine, and upright and forthright cyclists (who she now rings her bell back at.) When she is not speeding her way through books, she is winding and weaving down endless straatjes, often finding herself, not so quite by chance, in a gezellig music bar!

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