4 September 2015
To mark the opening of the Van Gogh Museum's new entrance hall, a major event is being held on Museumplein on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 September 2015.
A spectacular sunflower labyrinth has been created on Museumplein. The sunflower labyrinth is open to visitors free of charge all weekend from 9 am to 5 pm.
From 4 pm on Sunday, a total of 125,000 sunflowers will be handed out free to members of the public.
Entrance hall delivered on time and on budget
Director Axel Rüger:
“Work to move our main entrance to Museumplein has gone very well.” It has been delivered within the tight eighteen-month deadline, and on budget. The all-glass entrance hall features high-quality structural engineering and systems, with modern walls and flooring. There is a spacious, well-lit foyer with cloakrooms and a revamped museum shop stocked with more than 500 new products. Improved access, better logistics and more space will allow us to give our visitors a much warmer welcome than before. Moreover, this arrangement better suits the upgraded Museumplein – all its cultural institutions now have their entrances facing the square. The transparent building with its state-of-the-art glass structure enriches both the Van Gogh Museum and Museumplein.”
Sunflower labyrinths in the Netherlands and Belgium
In the Van Gogh Year 2015 several sunflower projects have been realised. In Mons, Belgium a beautiful sunflower labyrinth was created by artist Fanny Bouyagui, consisting of 8,000 sunflowers. In Orvelte, Drenthe (NL) also a sunflower labyrinth arose. And until 13 September the labyrinth in Amsterdam Noord is open to the public.