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Amsterdam museums open on New Year’s Day

2013 will see a host of Amsterdam’s major museums open their doors to the public on New Year’s Day for the first time.

On 1 January, museums including the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Hermitage Amsterdam (currently home to highlights from the world-famous Van Gogh Museum collection) will all welcome visitors. This unique gesture from the city’s museums is the perfect start to Amsterdam 2013, which sees several leading cultural institutions celebrate major jubilees.

Director of Amsterdam Marketing, Frans van der Avert: “The museums are providing a fantastic service by opening their doors to the thousands of visitors to Amsterdam on the first day of 2013. Let’s hope that this is the start of a great new tradition”.

Amsterdam celebrates

2013 is a very special year for Amsterdam as the city celebrates several incredible milestones. For example, the refurbished Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum will reopen, it’s 175 since Artis Royal Zoo opened its doors and the Amsterdam Canal Ring celebrates its 400th jubilee.

But Amsterdam is set to host many more special events in 2013: the 24-hour city project will be launched and there are countless exhibitions, concerts and festivals on the cards. The festive launch of Amsterdam 2013 will take place on 12 & 13 January 2013.

Museums & attractions open on 1 January 2013