Thursday 19 May 2022

Early works by Piet Mondrian to stay at museum that bears his name

Early works by Piet Mondrian to stay at museum that bears his name

The Mondrian House museum in Amersfoort has bought nine early works by the Dutch artist for an undisclosed amount. The museum had been concerned that the works would be sold when their owner, an heir of art collector J.F.S. Esser, died. The works have been on loan to the museum, Mondrian’s parental home, since 2010. ‘It is extraordinary that we have been able to buy no fewer than nine works and these will now stay at the Mondrian House for... More >



Retailer shows older couple in lingerie ad

Budget retail chain Zeeman has been praised for its new lingerie advert that features a couple in their sixties and seventies. Hélène, 65, told RTL she had recently become a grandmother when she posed for the shoot with her husband Ruud, 72, which briefly shows them kissing on a bed. ‘I had to think about it, because what would my children make of it?’ she said. ‘I thought, “Why not?” I think it’s really lovely that I’m still being asked... More >






Dutch celebrate jean pool: Denim Days fest

The Dutch are proud of their jeans – that’s the message at this year’s Denim Days Festival, where more than 75 exhibitors will show off their wares. The festival, previouslyl launched in New York, aims to appeal to ‘true-blue’ denim enthusiasts, with a vintage market, music, workshops, attractions for children and speakers on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th. It will be held in the Westergasfabriek former gasworks in Amsterdam’s Westerpark and costs €10 in advance or €15 at the door,... More >



Be brave, ask for a doggybag

Natuur & Milieu is happy the doggy bag is becoming an accepted part of eating out in the  Netherlands, the organisation writes on its website. According to the organisation 41% of diners are offered a doggy bag for surplus food at one time or another compared to 31% in 2015. The number of people asking for a doggy bag went up by 10%. However, 44% are too embarrassed to ask for one, the organisation found. ‘We are glad the doggy... More >





Insurers won't pay out for Alpine snow

Winter sports enthusiasts have been warned that insurers are unlikely to pay out if they are unable to take to the ski slopes because of the extremely heavy snow in parts of the Alps. In France and Switzerland the amount of snow is close to the all-time record for the time of year, but snowstorms and the high risk of avalanches has forced some resorts to close the pistes. In the French resort of Tignes skiers were confined to their... More >