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About Amsterdam Museum

The Amsterdam Museum is a meeting place for anyone who wants to learn more about the city. Amsterdam: a world city? Yes, but also small, quaint and strong-minded. Home to Johan Cruijff, Rembrandt, Ajax, the Red Light District, the Dutch East India Company and marijuana. The capital of the Netherlands. A 1000-year-old trading city that has a special relationship with water and a strong focus on entrepreneurship, creativity, citizenship and free-thinking. In the monumental Amsterdam Museum building you will discover the story of Amsterdam through a large number of masterpieces, such as an aerial map from the Middle Ages and Breitner’s The Dam. See, read about, hear and experience how the city has developed in the Amsterdam Museum.

Exhibitions

THE GOLDEN COACH, until 27 Feb

After more than five years of restora- tion, the Golden Coach is on public display again for the first time. The carriage will be on loan to the Amsterdam Museum until February 2022. This means that the royal vehicle is temporarily returning to the city that gave it to Queen Wilhelmina in 1898, Amsterdam. In the exhibition, sixteen contemporary artists are showing work that relates to the theme of the coach.

Freethinkers: From Spinoza to now, 5 Sep-27 Feb

Beginning Sunday, September 5, not only can visitors to the Amsterdam Museum deepen their knowledge about the Golden Coach and its history but also pay a visit to the new exhibition Freethinkers: from Spinoza to now. This exhibition lays out the connections between contemporary happenings and historical advancements, while encouraging reflection and discussion. Freethinkers: from Spinoza to now is an initiative by the Amsterdam Museum and the Humanistisch Verbond and runs until February 27, 2022. The Humanistisch Verbond is celebrating 75 years of its commitment to freethinking and a constitutional democracy in which people can live freely and equally.

TheGolden Coach | Freethinkers: From Spinoza to now

The Golden Coach: AiRich, Arahmaiani, Berend Strik and Sharelly Emmanuelson, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Brian Elstak, Danielle Hoogendoorn, Erwin Olaf, Painted Series, Iswanto Hartono, Naomie Pieter, Nelson Carrilho, Raul Balai, Sarah van Sonsbeek, Serana Angelista, Sithabile Mlotshwa Freethinkers: From Spinoza to now: Circus Andersom (Martijn Engelbregt), Aam Solleveld, Ni Haifeng, and Domenique Himmelsbach present new, space-filling installations. Remy Jungerman, Jeroen Jongeleen, Sunny Bergman, Melanie Bonajo, Renzo Martens, Tinkebell, Jonas Staal, Patricia Kaersenhout, Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, Jan Hoek, Wafae Ahalouch and Leendert Vooijce, and others offer their views on historical issues around freethinking through existing work.