“A complete renovation of the Stedelijk’s historic building, designed by A.W. Weissman and dating back to 1895, has converted virtually all of its program spaces into galleries, enabling the first comprehensive display the Stedelijk has ever mounted of its permanent collection, widely acknowledged to be among the world’s most important collections of modern and contemporary art and design.
The dynamic new building—designed by Mels Crouwel of Benthem Crouwel Architects and measuring 10,000 square meters (98,400 square feet)—will provide new space for the Stedelijk’s renowned and influential temporary exhibitions, as well as a host of new amenities. The innovative design also re-orients the entire museum to face onto Amsterdam’s Museumplein (Museum Plaza), activating a vital public space that is shared by the Stedelijk and its neighbors: the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Concertgebouw.”
Source: Stedelijk Museum
On Saturday, September 22, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands made a surprise visit to the 7th Annual Burendag (Neighbors Day) gathering in Uden.
Today’s event took place at the De Wiebert (a giant playground that also houses a community center). The purpose of the event is to “… bring together local residents so they have a chance to interact as well as to get know each other better…” Residents played games, listened to music, dined on delicious food, and much more.