As you may have read in the press, the Dutch Royal Golden Coach will be on display in the Amsterdam Museum in 2021.
This is the first time the coach has been on display following the major restoration, which commenced in 2016. The Golden Coach was given as a gift by the people of Amsterdam (known as Amsterdammers) in 1898 to the young Queen Wilhelmina, the first Queen Regnant of The Netherlands.
The coach will be on display again in the city where it was made, Amsterdam, from June to October 2021.
We were recently approached by the Curator of the museum with the request to loan a number of items from our collection of Oranjalia for the exhibition, of course as purebred Amsterdammers we were thrilled to comply with this request. This is not the first time we’ve assisted with a Royal exhibition in the Amsterdam Museum.
Yesterday, Emilia, the Registrar of the museum, collected the miniature version of the Golden Coach from our collection.
This miniature version will be on display from next week, it will be displayed in a glass box and placed on a revolving platform in the museum’s reading room. It will be used as part of a comprehensive public survey about the future of the actual Golden Coach. The results of the survey will be presented to H.M. The King.Our model coach will be included in the major exhibition from next year along with the other objects from our collection.
See text from the museum’s website:
People from all over the Netherlands will have the opportunity to give their meaning about the coach. This will take place in various listening sessions in the reading room of the museum as well as in a mobile installation that will travel throughout the Netherlands prior to the opening of the exhibition.
The exhibition will enable citizens to not only air their views but also share their memories and stories of the Golden Coach. This offers a unique opportunity for the Dutch to share his or her experience with or opinion about the Golden Coach with a wide audience.
For more information, visit the museum’s website