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The Amsterdam of Piet van Eeghen

Without this nineteenth-century businessman and philanthropist, the city would have looked very different. As the founder of the Vondelpark and the Prinsengracht Hospital and through housing initiatives, he left his mark on the city.

The Amsterdam of Piet van Eeghen

Dates
Fri 29 Mar10:00 - 17:00
Sat 30 Mar10:00 - 17:00
Sun 31 Mar10:00 - 17:00
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Location
Amsterdam Museum
Amstel 51
1018 EJ Amsterdam
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Benefactor, art collector and banker

The Vondelpark, Prinsengracht Hospital, National and Municipal Museum: they all date from the 19th century. Just like the first social housing. They all start as 'citizens' initiatives'. Not founded by the city council, but by private individuals who arrange everything themselves and provide the financing. Behind the scenes of these projects is one central figure: the enthusiastic businessman Piet van Eeghen (1816-1889).

The exhibition focuses on Van Eeghen as an Amsterdam benefactor, art collector and banker. He earned his money through colonial trade, among other things. What does that mean for our contemporary view of his philanthropic work? And what roles did women play in all his activities?

Dates and times

Friday 29 March10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 30 March10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 31 March10:00 - 17:00

The Amsterdam of Piet van Eeghen

Dates
Fri 29 Mar10:00 - 17:00
Sat 30 Mar10:00 - 17:00
Sun 31 Mar10:00 - 17:00
More dates
Location
Amsterdam Museum
Amstel 51
1018 EJ Amsterdam
show in Google Maps