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"High Society" at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
Sunday 11 March 2018

No less than four centuries of glamour portraits by great masters like Cranach, Veronese, Velázquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Sargent, Munch, Manet and Rembrandt have been gathered from all over the world for us to admire.

This exhibition of 35 full body portraits is giving us an insight into the world of portraits commissioned by monarchs, members of aristocracy and at a later stage high society in general; only the elite could afford such works executed by these prestigious painters. 

Rembrandts pendant of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit is the highlight of this exhibition on display to the public for the first time after the restauration.

 You’ll marvel at all these costly and exquisite works of art from the early 16th to the early 20th century and at the same time being able to admire the extravagant fashion thru the centuries.

The portraits of the high society depict the sitters in their “Sunday” best – the 80 prints and drawings from the Rijksmuseum’s collection show us their “guilty pleasures” what took place behind closed doors: drinking, gambling, partying and secret visits to brothels and boudoirs.


Come and join us! This is one of those exhibitions you just cannot miss!


ADDRESS:      Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam

COST TOUR:  Members € 12,50 and Non-members € 15,- admission not included, free for MK

DEADLINE:    2nd of March 2018

BOOKING:    Bente Nielsen at

PAYMENT:     DFAS of The Hague account :  NL90INGB0008319836