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[Photo by Hielke Grootendorst]

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Free art

Interested in contemporary art but looking for something budget-friendly? Every Friday from 6am–9pm you can visit various institutions and galleries in and around the Witte de Withstraat free of charge.


Artist Jonas Staal delves into the creative work of controversialist-in-chief, Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist. Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective. On until 23rd September: The New Institute, Museum Park 25. Tue-Sun 11.00-17.00, Thurs – 21.00.

Stills from Steve Bannon’s film, Generation Zero

Big Heads

Martin Schoeller is a celebrated portrait photographer who has been working on a series called “Close Up” for 20 years now. For this series he zooms in up close on the faces of his famous subjects for a ultra high-definition perspective. His portraits include Jack Nicholson, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Donatella Versace and former President Obama. On until 2 September: Nederlands Fotomuseum, Wilhelminakade 332, Tue-Sun 11.00-17.00.

George Clooney up close [Photo: Martin Schoeller]


The Maritime Museum owns the oldest “museum port” in the Netherlands. This preserved sailing heritage dates back to the 19th and 20th centuries, and great care is taken to keep it all in ‘shipshape’ condition. Take a look at the vessels and even climb on board! There is a Rhine steam boat, a steam tug, a floating crane and a tjalk (an old sailing barge) among others. Leuvehaven 1, Tue-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 11.00-17.00.

Jump aboard [Photo Marco de Swart]

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