Celebrates opening on 13 April 2013
with weekend of festivities.
Orange carpet is rolled out for the Netherlands
Before the official ceremony begins at midday, Queen Beatrix will receive a guided tour of the transformed Rijksmuseum, and will hear private performances by trumpet player Eric Vloeimans and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, and a recital by writer Remco Campert of a poem that he created especially for the opening. An artwork by Dutch designer Christian Borstlap will also be unveiled in the museum and will remain on show for the opening weekend.
The opening ceremony on Museumplein will be heralded by 12 spectacular fanfares, one from every province of the Netherlands. The musicians will enter Museumplein from the Rijksmuseum Passageway and line up for Her Majesty. After her guided tour of the building, Queen Beatrix will walk the orange carpet to Museumplein to perform the official opening ceremony. Thereafter everyone will be invited to visit the museum for free. LINK Rijksmuseum