Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Dutch Are Serious About Cultural Tourism & Their Museums

 17th-century floral splendour at Rijksmuseum Schiphol Following the 'Dutch Winters' exhibition, the Rijksmuseum annex at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol now presents another characteristic aspect of the Netherlands, namely flowers, in the 'Dutch Flowers' exhibition from 21 March to 25 June 2012. Nine exuberant ‘flower pieces’ from the museum’s collection that used to adorn the homes of the 17th-century economic elite are now in full bloom at the airport. Now an everyday item, cut flowers were prized luxuries in the 17th century.Rijksmuseum Schiphol .... Click here to read more

Well if there is any doubt about Mohammad's inclination to visit the mountain then by all means bring it to him at the airport. The Dutch are at the top of the game when it comes to museums and their importance to culture and tourism and visa versa. Also, what a good way to spend time at an airport instead of consuming overpriced 'refreshments' while waiting. Its almost a case of the old being new again with the airport being a destination as well. This exemplar tells us that the dutch a able to talk about their place in the world and proudly.

Rijksmuseum Schiphol is located on the completely renovated Holland Boulevard between Piers E and F in the area beyond passport control. The museum is open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free. The Rijksmuseum Schiphol has a permanent exhibition of works by Dutch Masters from the Golden Age drawn from the Rijksmuseum collection. Featuring a temporary exhibition three times a year, it also offers a contemporary Museum Shop with Dutch Design and Rijksmuseum souvenirs.

ING is the exclusive sponsor of the Rijksmuseum Schiphol.

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