The Canon of Dutch History

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The Canon of Dutch History

The Dutch Open Air Museum proudly presents the Canon of Dutch History: a presentation covering the complete history of our country, ‘from megaliths to the modern day’. This new presentation, developed in close partnership with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, offers an insight into the highs and lows of Dutch history through people, events and themes from our past.

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What is the Canon?

The Canon of Dutch History offers an insight into the highs and lows of Dutch history through people, events and themes from our past. It mixes digital media with authentic, historic objects.

 

Taco Dibbits, ambassadeur Canon van Nederland

Ambassadors of the Canon

The ambassadors of the Canon of Dutch History each choose one canon window. They explain their choice and indicate why it is so important that 'their' window can be found in the Canon of Dutch History.

 

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Canonvensters in het museumpark - Rietveld vakantiehuisje in het Nederlands Openluchtmuseum

Canon windows in the museum park

Various windows of the Canon can already be found around the park. For example the windows Charlemagne, De Stijl, Willem Drees, the First World War, the 'Statenbijbel' and the great flood of 1953.

 

Kids in the presentation 'Canon of Dutch History'

The Canon in education


Students from the various education forms in the Netherlands can explore the Canon too! Take a look at our different educational programs en ask for the options. 
 

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Canonprogramma voor het voortgezet onderwijs

Leerlingen uit het voortgezet onderwijs zelf de Canon van Nederland laten ontdekken? Dat kan! Bekijk onze programma's voor het voortgezet onderwijs en informeer naar de mogelijkheden.

 

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Learn more?

Do you want to know more about a particular window or are you looking for information for a school assignment? The website entoen.nu is packed with information and tips regarding the canon windows.

 

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Canon-network

A growing number of cultural organizations in the Netherlands cooperate in the Canon of Dutch History-network. In this way we bring the history of the Netherlands to the attention and we make history together.