Friday Night at the Van Gogh Museum
|Every Friday the Van Gogh Museum is open until 10 pm with a packed programme. Did you know that every first Friday of the month the museum
organizes a grand event? The other Friday Nights are designed a bit smaller with a DJ, VJ, cocktail bar, free guided tours and the return of one of the acts of the first night. |
Vincent van Gogh travelled a lot during his life. Although his travels were not motivated by an urge to see as much of the world as possible, nevertheless the many different places he lived in the Netherlands, England, Belgium and France meant that he spent much of his life on the move. Even today, looking at Van Gogh’s paintings is enough to transport us to all the places he stayed in.
Travel is the theme of this year’s Book Week (8 to 16 March) so we have chosen it as the theme for our Friday Nights in March.
Whether it’s meat, fish, vegetables, pasta or rice that takes your fancy and whether it’s at the beginning or end of your Friday Night, head to the museum café Le Tambourin and order a delicious meal for 12 euros!
A trip around your home town
From 6:30 pm continuously, workshop studio
Instead of globetrotting, why not take a trip around your own home town? There’s more than enough to discover in Amsterdam; take the place where Vincent van Gogh lived, for example, which he wrote about passionately. Come to the workshop studio for inspiration and to hear a wealth of stories about the city.
Van Gogh’s Amsterdam
Together with art historian Teio Meedendorp, Reindert Groot has studied all the places in Amsterdam where Van Gogh lived and went. His photos of these spots have now been published in two magnificent books.
In this Friday Night session, he talks about these places and about the way Van Gogh described and depicted them in his writings and paintings.
TonTon Club presents: Red Light District Expeditions
From 6:30 pm continuously, first floor
After safaris for the Eddy the Eagle Museum at Into the Great Wide Open, Indian Summer and the Magneet Festival, on behalf of the Ton Ton Club, Victor Schaduw will now taking you on a tour of the wild red light district to spot tourists in their natural habitat. Learn all about their characteristic behaviour and what they do with their hunting trophies!
Alltournative guide to Street Art
If it’s an unconventional tour of your home town you’re after, look no further than Alltournative. Body & Sensation, Weird n Beautiful or a tour in their graffiti camper are just a few of the many trips they have on offer. Today, Alex Pope from Alltournative will tell you about the most beautiful and well-hidden Street Art in Amsterdam.
Start: 8 pm in Dutch, 7 pm in English. Maximum 15 participants, start and registration at the Info desk
Be inspired by the amazing gems in the Van Gogh and Vallotton collections during this interactive guided tour.
From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall
His vast experience as a club DJ, radio maker, musician and performer means that DJ Sorge always manages to create the perfect atmosphere for our Friday Nights.
VJ Sjush and VJ Lars Berg
From 6:30 pm continuously, central hall
VJ Sjush and Lars Berg’s performance will take you on a journey through time, giving a bird’s-eye view of our country. It features breath-taking footage from the documentary Sky Over Holland (John Fernhout, 1967), fused with abstract visuals and Van Gogh paintings, such as Autumn Landscape with Four Trees and Willows at Sunset.
Fernhout shot the spectacular images from a 70mm camera mounted on a fighter jet and on a speed boat in the canals of Amsterdam. The documentary won the Golden Palm (Cannes Film Festival) for Best Short Film, earning it the Technical Grand Prize. It was also nominated for an Oscar® in 1968.
Sky over Holland is one of eleven restored films featured in the Sound and Vision Treasures series. This series shines its own unique spotlight on works selected from the lavish Sound and Vision collections for their value to our cultural heritage.
VJ Sjush has appeared at festivals including Grotesque, Playground and Incubate Festival. Last year, she amazed her audience in Club Air with Flutter 2.0, the graduation project that earned her a distinction at the VJ Academy, whereby she projects her work onto smoke.
VJ Lars Berg
VJ Lars Berg is a familiar face at our Friday Nights. You probably know him as a VJ and film-maker, or from his regular appearances on De Wereld Draait Door or at Sensation Black.