Dutch Art Route – Fall ’23 - ART FIX

Dutch Art Route - Fall '23

So, you’re coming down from the summer high and bracing for the colder months ahead - that’s no reason to spend your days at home indoors! Art Fix is here to give you a rundown on all the best galleries, shows and artists this season in the Netherlands. We’ll start off in the North and make our way South.


The Rolling Stones | Groninger Museum

Sixty years after its formation, the world famous band Rolling Stones have gotten their first museum show. We think “It’s only rock ‘n roll (but I like it.)”


Travelling with Vincent | Drents Museum

Did you know Vincent travelled through Drenthe? This exhibition will have you travelling right alongside him.


‘Handle With Care’  | Keramiek Museum Princessehof 

Surveying the possibilities of human expression in the palm of our hands, through delicate ceramics.


Antony Gormley ‘Exposure’ | Lelystad 

Towering near Lelystad’s coast is a crouching man, looking out over the expansive landscape beyond the Markermeer. One of Gormley’s finest works in our opinion.


Sarah van Sonsbeeck, ‘Moles of Modernism’ | Kröller Müller

There’s a mole at the Kröller Müller! Several actually, brought to the museum by Dutch artist Sarah van Sonsbeeck.

Art Fix Tip: While you’re there, make sure to check out the sculpture garden with over 160 sculptures by iconic artists.


Jan Worst | Museum More

We want MORE of Dutch artist Jan Worst’s opulent and luxurious paintings of interiors. 


Africa Supernova | Kunsthal Kade

  • 24 September ’23 – 7 January ’24
  • Eemplein 77, Amersfoort
  • kunsthalkade.nl

Repositioning contemporary Africa through some of the continent’s most prominent artists, with works from the collection of Carla and Pieter Schulting.


‘A Touch of Light’ | Kranenburgh Museum

A touch of light in dark times, featuring Art Fix fave Esther Tielemans. 

An Insider Art Fix Tip: Beach Pavilion Nord, where you come hungry, and leave happy. And don’t forget to visit their beautiful shop in town.


Vice Versa II | De Vishal

  • Until 24 October ’23
  • Grote Markt 20, Haarlem
  • devishal.nl

Combining contemporary art with the rustic beauty of traditional chapels, offering a new way of looking at both.


Shepard Fairey | STRAAT Museum

Shepard Fairey showcases more than 130 works under one roof, get yourself a guided tour or spend an entire day at NDSM browsing through street art. 

Anohni ‘She Who Saw Beautiful Things’ | The Willet-Holthuysen House

Erika Yasuda’s extraordinary portraits taken in the early 80s in Tokyo. Exhibited for the first time in Amsterdam. Raw, feminine, vulnerable.

Nan Goldin, ‘This Will Not End Well’ | Stedelijk Museum

  • 7 October ’23 – 28 January ’24
  • Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
  • stedelijk.nl

We’ve all fallen in love with Goldin’s raw and vulnerable photographs, but this retrospective will make your heart flutter for her work as a filmmaker too.

Van Gogh Along the Seine | Van Gogh Museum

The museum concludes their 50th anniversary year with a remarkable exhibition about art along the Seine. Why did the artists Van Gogh, Seurat, Signac, Bernard and Angrand paint along this river close to Paris?

Random International | NXT Museum

  • Opening 27 September ’23
  • Asterweg 22, Amsterdam
  • nxtmuseum.com

A fusion of art and pure experience, the mesmerizing installation works by Random International will have your jaw dropping to the floor. 

Miriam Guttmann | Foam

  • Until 27 September ’23
  • Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam
  • foam.org

Pride should be celebrated all year long, as shown in “Seahorse Parents,” which highlights the image of pregnant transgender people.

Meiro Koizumi ‘Good Machine Bad Machine’ | Annet Gelink Gallery

A groundbreaking video-installation that pointedly critiques some of the central tenets of contemporary society. 

Gilleam Trapenberg ‘Currents’ | Ron Mandos

  • 23 September ’23 – 29 October ’23
  • Prinsengracht 282, Amsterdam
  • ronmandos.nl

This artist is bringing the heat with his nostalgic, seductive images of Caribbean island life. 

Muntean/Rosenblum ‘The Always Never Yet’ | Ron Mandos

  • 30 September ’23 – 29 October ’23
  • Prinsengracht 282, Amsterdam
  • ronmandos.nl

The artist duo Muntean/Rosenblum’s melancholic imagery of today’s youth is deeply relevant to the ambivalence of our day and age. 

Iris van Dongen, ‘Topiary Stories’| Stigter Van Doesburg

Melancholy never looked so good – these pastel drawings reunite human with nature in its purest forms. 

Sven Kroner & Win McCarthy | Galerie Fons Welters 

These two artists couldn’t be more different, yet the atmospheric air of their works remains something to be remembered. 

Anne Geene ‘Grasses’ | Galerie Caroline O’Breen

A visual eulogy to grass in all its forms expressed in delicate cyanotypes. Check out their booth at Unseen Amsterdam as well!

Catharina van Eetvelde ‘Hill, Autumn’s Mountain’| EENWERK

  • 30 September ’23 – 28 October ’23
  • Koninginneweg 176, Amsterdam
  • eenwerk.nl

This Dutch artist allows you a peek into her mind through her pathbreaking artistic interpretation of drawing. 

Matthew Day Jackson ‘Forest Through The Trees’ |  Grimm Gallery

  • 13 September ’23 – 28 October ’23
  • Keizersgracht 241, Amsterdam
  • grimmgallery.com

What better way to inaugurate autumn than a critical exploration of landscape painting.

Douglas Mandry | Bildhalle

  • 22 September ’23 – 2 December ’23
  • Willemsparkweg 134, Amsterdam
  • bildhalle.ch

A fascinating study of nature using innovative materials, printing methods and photographic techniques.

Thirza Schaap, ‘Cast Away’ | Bildhalle

  • 22 September ’23 – 2 December ’23
  • Willemsparkweg 134, Amsterdam
  • bildhalle.ch

Thirza Schaap breathes new life into debris found littered along beaches.

Terry Rodgers ‘Cross Currents’ | Galerie Torch 

  • 9 September ’23 – 10 October ’23
  • Lauriergracht 94, 1016 RN Amsterdam
  • torchgallery.com

These photorealistic scenes are painted to reveal the disenchanting reality of vanity and overindulgence.

Neo Matloga | Stevenson 

  • 16 September ’23 – 28 October ’23
  • Prinsengracht 371 B, Amsterdam
  • stevenson.info

Figures is a solo exhibition of new paintings by Neo Matloga.

Erika Peucelle | Madé van Krimpen

Erika will show the artworks she created during her residency at the gallery.

David Bade & Tirzo Martha | Kers

This dynamic duo, known for their unique and provocative artworks, will showcase new pieces that challenge and celebrate themes of identity, heredity, and cultural diversity. 

PAN Amsterdam | Art Fair

  • 19 – 26 November ’23
  • Amsterdam RAI, Hall 8, Europaplein, Amsterdam
  • pan.nl

Art Fix will launch a new edition at PAN, and this time it will not be a printed artwork. Stay tuned!

 Unseen Amsterdam | Art Fair

  • 21 – 24 September ’23
  • Westergas Amsterdam, Pazzanistraat 37, Amsterdam
  • unseenamsterdam.com

The photography fair we’ve been waiting for all year! Check out the newest developments in contemporary photography, including Mathieu Asselin’s True Colors exhibition by Ravesteijn Gallery.

F&B Tips from an Amsterdam Art Fixer:

Grab a coffee at Back to Black.

Go to Flo’s Deli for the best bagels.

Pepito Bar Tapas is the new kid on the block.

Fiaschetteria Pistoia for a traditional Tuscan cuisine.


Anselm Kiefer | Voorlinden

  • 14 October ’23 – 25 February ‘24
  • Buurtweg 90, 2244 AG Wassenaar
  • voorlinden.nl

Monumental, memorable and magical.


Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondriaan | Kunstmuseum Den Haag

  • 7 October ’23 – 25 February ’24
  • Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag
  • kunstmuseum.nl

Missed out on this fantastic show at the Tate Modern in London? You get a second chance in The Hague.

Art Fix Tip: in the context of  the “Hilma Af Klint & Piet Mondrian” exhibition, KM21 shows Tai Shani’s multidisciplinary practice.

Women on the Front Line | Fotomuseum Den Haag

This exhibition spotlights the work of eight courageous women war photographers who captured scenes of conflicts from 1936 all the way through to 2014.

Thom Claassen | Museum Beelden aan Zee

  • 10 November ’23 – 31 March ’24
  • Harteveltstraat 1, Den Haag
  • beeldenaanzee.nl

Most of us know his family of elephants along the A6 motorway in Almere or have stumbled across his two enormous sitting men at Schiphol Airport. This exhibition is a chance  to find out more about Tom Claassen.

Who’s that Girl? | Mauritshuis

Want to get up close and personal with Vermeer’s best known work? Stop by this free presentation of a mega 3D print of the Girl with the Pearl Earring in the foyer of Mauritshuis.

Cor van Dijk & Ton van Kints | Galerie Ramakers

This duo exhibition combines the sleek, brutalism-esque elements of Cor van Dijk’s steel sculptures with the organic, water-like sculptures of Ton van Kints.

Art Fix Tip: Gastrovino La Liguria, is Italian charm in the Scheveningen harbour, and the Mercato is a heaven for lovers of good food and wine.


Ai Weiwei, ‘In Search of Humanity’ | Kunsthal

  • 30 September ’23 – 3 March ’24
  • Westzeedijk 341, Rotterdam
  • kunsthal.nl

Blockbuster alert in Rotterdam! Run, don’t walk, to this exhibition.

Street Art Festival (last edition) | All Caps

  • Until 10 September ’24
  • Korte Stadionweg 103B, Rotterdam 
  • all-caps.nl

A rare opportunity to watch street artists in action(!) until September 10th. Of course, you can still enjoy the artwork for long after the unveiling on this day.

Anais Boulieau & Studio Sodalime, ‘Color Me Bad’  |  Contour Gallery

  • 1 October – 31 October ’23
  • Josephstraat 164, Rotterdam
  • contour.gallery

A duo exhibition on the use of colour as an instrument for expressing and evoking emotions.

Daan Zuiderwijk, ‘Wanting to Meet the Earth’ | Roof-A

Stunning photography of the sublimely rugged landscapes from across Europe.

Petromelancholia | Brutus

  • Until 19 November ’23
  • Keileweg 10-18, Rotterdam
  • brutus.nl

What awaits us in a world without oil? Brutus highlights more than 30 artists’ harrowing artworks commenting on the consequences of the climate crisis.

Art Fix Tip: Take potluck at De Matroos en het Meisje.


Yayoi Kusama, ‘The Dutch Years 1965 – 70’ | Stedelijk Museum Schiedam 

A fresh look at the earliest years of this art world superstar’s career, spent in the Netherlands.

Art Fix Tip: two minutes from the museum is De Bonte Koe, the most incredible chocolate shop.


Evelyn Taocheng Wang, ‘Het Licht is Rond’ | Dordrechts Museum

This artist straddles the styles of Asian calligraphy and Western painting to explore the complexities of her multicultural identity.

Kiss My Soul | Dordrecht Museum

Heavenly & earthly love in contemporary art, exuberant and with a warm beating heart.


‘Is it Alive?’ | Textiel Museum

Spotlighting a never-before-seen installation by DRIFT, this exhibition celebrates the use of technology in new innovations of textile art.

De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Permanent
  • Wilhelminapark 1, Tilburg
  • depont.nl

This permanent collection boasts an abundance of all your contemporary art faves: Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Isaac Julien, and many many more. Plus, from September 16, you can view the new Thomas Schütte exhibition!

John Kormeling, ‘Rotating House’ | Outdoor installation

As you’re entering Tilburg from the north via the Hasseltrotonde, you can’t miss this 60s-style home in the middle of a roundabout – it slowly turns to complete one circuit every 20 hours.


Patricia Kaersenhout, ‘Visions of Possibilities’ | Bonnefanten museum

  • Until 5 November ’23
  • Avenue Ceramique 250, Maastricht
  • bonnefanten.nl

A deeply moving exhibition revealing the legacy of Dutch colonialism, with a special focus on foregrounding the stories of black and indigenous women.

Hungry for more? Next we’ll take you around the world!