EU Open House | The Netherlands
(Washington, D.C.) — The Residence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands will open its doors to the public on May 12, and offer a unique opportunity to view original artwork by Dutch masters.
Dutch Art and Antiques
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. visitors can enjoy still-lifes, landscapes and portraits by Jan van Goyen, Isaac Isreals and Abraham Storck -- all Dutch 16th and 17th century masters. The opening of the Residence is a part of the 2012 European Open House day.
While many EU member states open the doors of their embassies this day, the Netherlands invites the public to the Residence of Ambassador Renée Jones-Bos. “I am delighted to introduce the rich legacy of great Dutch painters to a broad audience,” said Jones-Bos.
The neo-classical revival style home at 2347 S Street, NW, located in the heart of Washington’s diplomatic community, was purchased by the Dutch government in 1944. President Woodrow Wilson’s brother-in-law, Wilmar Bolling, built the Residence.
On May 12, the 27 EU member states invite people to take a rare look inside the embassies and to experience the diverse cultural heritage and national traditions that comprise the EU.
Free shuttle bus service will be provided throughout the day with stops at embassies and select Metro stations. The Residence is a part of the blue shuttle line that departs from the Dupont Circle Metro station.
The EU Open House event is a part of Europe Week, which includes seven days of Europe-related events across the United States. From fine art and photography to music and acting, Europe Week will offer a look into European culture and society, from its rich artistic history to the latest works of its young artists.
Please note: food, drinks and photography are not permitted in the Residence. Visitors will have the chance to enjoy the Dutch delicacy stroopwafels or caramel waffles.
To stay up-to-date on the Dutch Open House: follow @DutchEmbassyDC and tweet with #EUopenhouseNL.
More information, contact:
Carla Bundy, 202-274-2632 or firstname.lastname@example.org or
Floris van Hövell, 202-274-2630 or email@example.com