Special Van Gogh Exhibition | summer 2016

Everyone knows Vincent van Gogh cut of (part of) his ear. Van Gogh’s mental health shaped his life’s work and the new exhibition: ‘On the Verge of Insanity’ looks at this for the first time.

On display are 25 of his paintings alongside doctor’s reports and accounts of the infamous incident. Specialists will then attempt to diagnose his condition and discuss it’s role in creating some of the world’s greatest art.

The special 2016 exhibition is on display in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam from July 15 – September 25.

Would you like a guided tour in the Van Gogh Museum? Please contact us for the options.


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Tips for Cat Lovers in Amsterdam

If you love cats, make sure to visit the following places:

POEZENBOOT (Cats Boat) – [Singel 38.G]

The only animal shelter which is literally in the water … The only real animal shelter on a houseboat … The shelter for cats in the Amsterdam canal which has now become a landmark and enjoys fame around the world…

Open from 1 – 3 PM (excet Wednesday / Sundays).

KATTENKABINET (Catmuseum) – [Herengracht 497]

The Cat Cabinet was founded in commemoration of the ginger cat John Pierpont Morgan (1966-1983). This special cat was the stubborn, headstrong companion of the museum’s founder, Bob Meijer.

Cats have been a favorite subject of artists for many decades, and many big names in the art world have produced impressive works on them. Find out more about a few of these painters, including Sal Meijer, Leonor Fini, Théophile Steinlen and Henriette Ronner-Knip.

The collection of the Cat Cabinet offers a wide look at the role of the cat in art and in culture through the centuries.

Open from Monday – Friday between 10 AM – 5 PM. Saturday & Sunday from 12-5 PM.

KATTENCAFE KOPJES [Marco Polostraat 211]

This special cafe in Amsterdam West has 8 real cats, lovingly selected from shelters. The space is fully furnished for the cats. It is a cat mecca for the 8, they don’t lack anything.

The concept of “cat café ‘originated in Taiwan in 1998 was then very popular in Japan. In cities such as London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and New York, thousands of people visit every day a cat café for a cup of tea and a hug.

In the summer of 2014 claimed Lenny Popelier (32) a successful crowdfunding campaign and achieved thus 33,000 euros to realize its concept in the Netherlands. A total of 975 enthusiastic funders have the amount brought together. With the opening of Cups is the first cat café in the Netherlands and an event in Amsterdam.

Customers pay 3 Euro entrance fee and can then 2 hours indulge themselves with a ‘catuccino’ closeby. In addition to cakes and other sweets will be served a simple lunch. To ensure Cups remains a paradise for both cats and guests, there are clear house rules.

Open from Wednesday-Sunday between 10 AM – 7 PM.

Reservation needed: http://kattencafekopjes.nl/about

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