De eeuw van Juliana
On the eve of the 75th anniversary of her inauguration as Queen of the Netherlands, De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam presents an exhibition about Juliana and her special reign. The age of Juliana, a queen and her ideals is a polyphonic biography about a beloved queen. An eventful century is reflected in her personality and her ideals. Juliana is often characterized as a 'princess next to the red carpet', headstrong and averse to protocol. Loved for its simplicity and humanity.
De eeuw van Juliana
Queen next to the red carpet, headstrong and averse to protocol
Loved for its simplicity and humanity. But she was also head of state in a century marked by unprecedented setbacks and spectacular prosperity.
The anniversary of the inauguration is the reason to look back in 2022. The generation that has personally experienced her meets a generation for whom she is, above all, a historical figure. Together they look back on her eventful life. Juliana – and we know this from interviews – wanted to be a modern queen and connect. A slew of historians and experts, including biographers of the past and present, have written about her. The exhibition provides context and aims to provide a complete and also personal picture of this remarkable queen.
The turbulent world of the twentieth century
Juliana's reign (1948–80) was one of recovery and change. From the post-war reconstruction, the independence of Indonesia and Suriname and the Cold War to the arrival of large groups of guest workers, the state pension, divorces and secularization.
In the century of Juliana, the Netherlands gained momentum. The exhibition juxtaposes our country and her person with known and unknown eyewitnesses who share their memories of Juliana in image and sound.
Through the eyes of Noraly Beyer, Elsbeth Etty, Kathleen Ferrier, Herman Pleij and Paul Rem, among others, we get to know the young princess on her way to adulthood and see her grow into a steadfast head of state in the turbulent world of the twentieth century.
Once every ten years, De Nieuwe Kerk presents a royal exhibition. Previous presentations were Yes, I want! (2002) on royal weddings and Inaugurated! (2013) about the Oranjes and De Nieuwe Kerk.
If you want to know more about the exhibition, go to the Nieuwe Kerk website .
Free entrance Julianadorpers
From Saturday 14 January to Sunday 5 February residents of Julianadorp can enter the exhibition for free; they receive free admission on presentation of their home address in this seaside resort. This may be in the form of an official envelope or letter stating the address and name.
|Saturday 25 March||10:00|
|Sunday 26 March||10:00|
|Monday 27 March||10:00|