KEUKENHOF 2015 – SPRINGFLOWER GARDEN

In 2015 the worldfamous KEUKENHOF gardens will be open from 20 March – 17 May.

This year’s theme will be in honour of the famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Very appropriate, since it is exactly 125 year since his death.

The highlight of the Van Gogh-year is a 250m² flower mosaic of Vincent van Gogh made up of thousands of tulips and grape hyacinths (muscari bulbs). The flower shows in the Orange Nassau Pavilion show the splendid combinations of his paintings and thousands of flowers.

New in 2015 is a wonderful Selfie garden inspired by the self-portraits of Van Gogh, presented in a modern setting.

Interested in special events in the parc?

Check out the website: http://www.keukenhof.nl/en/discover-the-park/events/

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NEW 2015: AMSTERDAM MUSEUMS PROHIBIT the SELFIESTICK

Immortalize yourself in a work of art making a selfie? Not anymore in the Stedelijk Museum and the Hermitage. At least, not if a selfiestick is needed.

Recently some museums excommunicated the retractable holder tones for phone or camera. Selfies (without flash) are allowed, but all poles, including umbrellas and tripods are prohibited.

Using a selfiestick allows the photographer to make a good self-portrait. However, the museums are afraid that exhibits might get damaged by the sticks.

“It would be embarrassing for everyone if art is damaged. Especially for those who make the photographs”, lets a spokesperson of the Hermitage know. Recently the museum proposed a ban on the selfiesticks. Soon the ban sign will be posted at the checkin. Many other museums in the country simply ask people to put it away, if they are caught using a selfiestick.

In the Rijksmuseum selfiesticks are still allowed, even if umbrellas are not allowed inside. The museum holds art from the middelages till modern times, most known for the paintings of Amsterdam’s Golden Age painters as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals and many more.

Contact us for a private tour in the RIJKSMUSEUM and learn more about the gems inside!