The Vermeer exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is undoubtedly one of the standout cultural events of the year. Featuring 28 paintings by the Dutch Old Master, including some of his most famous works such as "Girl with a Pearl Earring" and "The Letter Reader," the exhibition has already received glowing reviews and is drawing visitors from around the world.
However, getting a chance to attend the exhibition is proving to be difficult, with tickets selling out quickly and some being resold on eBay for exorbitant prices. Reports suggest that some tickets have been sold for over $2,000, underscoring the demand for the exhibition.
But there is an exception: French President Emmanuel Macron recently had the fortune of visiting the Vermeer exhibition. Macron and his wife Brigitte visited the exhibition along with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch royal couple. Macron had the opportunity to speak with Rijksmuseum director Taco Dibbits, who apparently provided the French head of state with the facts about Vermeer's classic work, "The Milkmaid."
Visitors to the exhibition have the chance to admire Vermeer's iconic works such as "Girl with a Pearl Earring" and "The Letter Reader." But lesser-known works such as "The Lacemaker" are also on display. The Rijksmuseum tactfully thanked the French government for the generous loan that allowed this work to be presented in the exhibition.