Research, restoration begins on Rembrandt's 'Night Watch'

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Researchers and restorers at the Rijksmuseum say a months-long project using high-tech imaging technology will throw new light on Rembrandt van Rijn's iconic "Night Watch." ...

Dutch soccer league dedicates official ball to Rembrandt

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Soccer teams will be playing with fine art in the Dutch league next season. Marking the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt, the league has launched an offic...

How Amsterdam is fighting mass tourism

These days, in front of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, you'll see many baffled faces. Tourists tap nervously on their smartphones, look up briefly, then back to their screens again. They're look...

Rijksmuseum shows off all its Rembrandts in blockbuster show

AMSTERDAM (AP) — For the first time, and likely the last, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is showing off all of its works by Rembrandt van Rijn in a single exhibition. From imposing por...

Taiwan's National Palace Museum unveils exhibition about Dutch influence in the 17th century

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Palace Museum (NPM) unveiled a new exhibition Thursday that will take the audience back to the Age of Discovery when the Dutch first came to East Asia for tra...

Rembrandt's Night Watch to get restoration in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is going to restore its most famous painting, Rembrandt van Rijn's Night Watch, starting next year in a project that will be open to the public and viewab...

After Brazil museum fire, debate over how, or if, to rebuild

SAO PAULO (AP) — Ever since a fire gutted Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, the question has been: Could what was destroyed be restored? A flicker of hope emer...

Amsterdam power outage halts trams, forces museum evacuation

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A power outage has hit parts of central Amsterdam, halting trams in the streets and forcing the evacuation of the popular Rijksmuseum. The outage struck Friday morni...

Milan designers see fall and winter as 'Time for Change'

MILAN (AP) — With social and political crises unsettling the globe, Milan Fashion Week was all about slogans this season. "Time For Change" has been a particularly dominant catchphrase, one the fashio...

Louvre show: Vermeer was both revolutionary and a borrower

PARIS (AP) — His luminous strokes produced masterpieces like "Girl with a Pearl Earring." But Vermeer, the unique jewel in Dutch painting's crown, copied ideas from his contemporarie...

Artist Dick Bruna, creator of rabbit Miffy, has died at 89

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dick Bruna, the Dutch illustrator and artist who created the bestselling series of children's books starring white rabbit Miffy, has died at age 89. His...

Cruise news for 2017: Alaska boom, more in-depth experiences

NEW YORK (AP) — A demand for more in-depth experiences — from learning how to scuba dive to dining in a private home in port — are shaping what's new in the cruise industry this year. Other cruise new...

Blood and gore: Brussels asks how far street art can go

BRUSSELS (AP) — A struggling child with a blade to his neck awaiting slaughter. A gutted body hanging upside down as blood seeps out. In Brussels these days, it's called street art — and names far les...

France, Netherlands join forces to buy Rembrandt portraits

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch and French governments are joining forces to buy a pair of wedding portraits by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn from the Rothschild family, and will shuttle th...

Local chef to bring Taiwanese cuisine to the Netherlands

Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) Chef Andre Chiang (???), whose dishes have been praised by the likes of Time magazine and the New York Times, will soon bring cuisine from his native Taiwan to Europe when he...