H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands News

On Saturday October 8, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was at the Grote Sint Laurenskerk in Alkmaar to attend the reveal the newly restored painting of Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen’s, The Last Judgement.

Known as the “Michelangelo of the North” van Oostsanen’s painting dates back to 1518 and is one of the largest in the Netherlands.  It took eight years to complete the restoration by various conservators.

Any way, the queen along with 700 guests were inside the church to witness this grand event and after pressing a button a large white cloth fell to the floor revealing the painting in all its glory.

To view photos from the event please click the links below:

Photo courtesy of: Alkmaar.nl