Dutch Days in the Royal Łazienki (video)

The "Connection" exhibition in the Open-Air Gallery, fot. Paweł Czarnecki

The exhibition of the famous painting "Flowers in a Glass Vase" from the Mauritshuis Museum in the Hague, the colourful Dutch Flower Garden near the Old Orangery, the European Picnic and the "Connection" exhibition in the Open-Air Gallery - all these events are part of the Dutch Days in the Royal Łazienki, which are organised with the cooperation of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The Dutch Days, which will take place in the Royal Łazienki from 28 April until 1 May, are an opportunity to learn something more about the culture of the Netherlands, which currently hold the presidency in the European Union (January - June 2016).

- Our embassy has cooperated for a long time with the Royal Łazienki, which is visited by many Poles. For the occasion of the presidency of the Netherlands in the Council of the European Union we wanted to do something for them. Hence the exhibition of one painting - "Flowers in a Glass Vase", "Connection", the Dutch Flower Garden, and the European Picnic which will form a perfect opportunity for the visitors of the Royal Łazienki to enjoy the beauty surrounding them as well as the Dutch accents in the Museum – said Adriaan Palm from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at a press conference held in the Royal Łazienki and related, among other things, to the Dutch Days.

As a result of cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Mauritshuis Museum in the Hague, our visitors will see masterpieces from Dutch and Flemish collections. The first exhibition (from 29 April to 30 June) will feature the famous painting by Abraham Mignon, "Flowers in a Glass Vase", which is one of the most precious floral depictions of the 17th century Dutch painting. In the second exhibition of works of art from the Mauritshuis, beginning from 1 July, a painting by Gonzales Coques, “Interior with Figures in a Picture Gallery”, will be displayed in the Palace on the Isle.

It will be possible to contemplate contemporary Dutch art at the "Connection" exhibition, which will be held in the Open-Air Gallery and will open on 3 May. The exhibition will present 63 works which come from collections of Dutch companies and institutions, and which were created out of passion for art.

Strong Dutch features can also be found in the Orangery Garden - the Dutch Flower Garden - near the Old Orangery. It will be officially opened on 28 April - on the day when Dutchmen celebrate the Day of the King.

The idea of enriching the Orangery Garden came from the King of the Netherlands - Willem-Alexander during his visit to the Royal Łazienki in 2014. The design executed by a Dutch landscape designer - Niek Roozen, came to fruition as a result of the generosity of Dutch and Polish companies, who liked the idea of decorating with flowers the garden near the Old Orangery so much, that they donated their flowers for that undertaking.

The Dutch Flower Garden, fot. Paweł Czarnecki

The Dutch Flower Garden as well as the exhibition of the "Flowers in a Glass Vase" painting will be open to visitors during the European Picnic, which will be held on 1 May in the Royal Łazienki, on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of Poland’s accession to the European Union and the Dutch presidency in the European Union. The event, which is organised in cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will conclude the Dutch Days in the Royal Łazienki.