King of The Netherlands and King of Spain open Rembrandt-Velázquez exhibition at the Rijksmuseum

October 10 2019 - 5:27 PM

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and King Felipe VI of Spain officially opened the Rembrandt-Velázquez exhibition at the Rijksmuseum today. In the exhibition Rembrandt-Velázquez 60 paintings by Spanish and Dutch masters are on show, including some of the greatest pieces by Rembrandt, Velázquez, Murillo, Hals, Zurbarán and Vermeer. The Rijksmuseum’s General Director, Taco Dibbits, accompanied Their Majesties on a tour of the exhibition.

This exhibition, which will be on show from 11 October 2019 to 19 January 2020, is the result of a special partnership between the Rijksmuseum and the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, marking the Year of Rembrandt 2019 and the 200th anniversary of the Prado.

The exhibition Rembrandt-Velázquez is made possible by Ammodo, Holland America Line, Rijksmuseum International Circle and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

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King Willem-Alexander and King Felipe VI. Photo: Olivier Middendorp
King Willem-Alexander and King Felipe VI. Photo: Olivier Middendorp

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