Amsterdam's Museum Night is a hit
Amsterdam's 11th Museum Night has been hailed a success. Museums in the Dutch capital opened their doors on Saturday evening until the early hours of Sunday. The biggest number of museums ever participated in this year's event. Tickets were also sold out earlier than ever before too.
A total of 26,000 tickets were sold for 45 museums. According to a spokesperson for the event: "Eating grasshoppers in the botanical gardens De Hortus was particularly popular, as was a concert by the band in the art and cultural centre Smart Project Space. The 'Ten Wonders' in the Bible Museum also attracted a lot of attention. Visitors could witness water being turned into wine, be photographed with a snake and walk on water in the canal in a big plastic ball."
The objective of the event is to encourage young people to visit museums. Many of the visitors had come for the first time. On Thursday, a jury will award a prize for the most innovative programme for the first time.
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