Eleventh Amsterdam Museum Night

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This Saturday night, 45 of Amsterdam's museums and institutions will remain open until 2AM, staging special events, many of them aimed at attracting young visitors. The Museum Night, which is being held for the eleventh time, draws some 26,000 people every year.

The night will be officially opened by Mayor Eberhard van der Laan in the Tropenmuseum, where light artist Meeus van Dis will give a performance along with DJ Aardvarck. DJs will liven up many other museums, too.

At the entrance to the Rijksmuseum there is an edible copy of Rembrandt's "Night Watch" made of 60,000 lollipops. Inside visitors can touch and smell all kinds of seventeenth-century products.

The Van Gogh Museum hosts a stunt fighting workshop. DJ Isis will perform in NEMO. The Bible Museum will perform wonders, allowing people to tread water and turn water into wine.

In a show called "Make Love, Not War, the Dutch Resistance Museum focusses on love in times of war, a topic explored by Frisian fado singer Nynke Laverman.

For this special occasion, the Amsterdam City Archives opens its holdings on the legendary Amsterdam club RoXY, which was destroyed by fire in 1999.


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