The start to your digital adventure!

Wide angle shot of a gallery in Rijksmueum
Published:
10/04/2020
Modified:
28/04/2020

The start to your digital adventure!

The coronavirus crisis has changed our lives in so many ways, but who says it should stop us from doing the things we love? Like learning a new skill, or connecting with culture…

Schools, museums and attractions may have closed their doors due to safe distancing measures, but (perhaps in defiance of the virus) have quickly gone digital in order to offer their loyal audience a virtual experience. We hope this list of virtual things-to-do inspires you to start your digital adventure:

 

Digital adventure for kids 

NEMO Science Museum
NEMO has an endless list of easy-to-follow workshops like “create your own cloud” and “make a balloon rocket” using things that you can find at home. 

Mauritshuis for children
Search for animals in the Garden of Eden, curate your own exhibition or design a hat for Rembrandt! Here are some artsy activities for kids to do at home.

Science Centre Delft @Home for kids 
Kids learn about aerodynamics, viruses and more through videos, and fun do-at-home workshops and activities! 

ARTIS Micropia 
An extension of the ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo, Micropia is the only museum of its kind and it offers a lot of fun experiments that you can do at home with your kids for both primary and secondary school-going children. 

 

Visit a museum

A tour in the Rijksmuseum
Walk through Rijksmuseum’s Gallery of Honour at your own pace on the new “Rijksmuseum Masterpieces Up Close” online platform. You can zoom in on the details of each canvas and listen to stories about the 18 masterpieces featured in this virtual tour!

Meet Vermeer
Mauritshuis collaborated with Google Arts & Culture and other cultural institutions to bring Vermeer to you. 36 paintings from 18 museums across 7 different countries: Vermeer’s complete works all in one virtual space. Don’t miss this augmented reality experience.

Look inside Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
Take a look inside the Van Gogh Museum using Google streetview to admire his paintings – from his famous Almond Blossoms to his impressions of the French landscape.

 

Connect with nature

Keukenhof Virtually Open
Resident gardeners show you their favourite spots in this 32-hectare park.

Amsterdam Tulip Festival
Check out Amsterdam Tulip Festival’s Facebook page for the latest drone videos of the famous Dutch tulip fields.

 

Go to the theatre

Pathé Trakteert
Everyday, Pathe treats you to a new movie online! A new code will be shared on their Facebook and Instagram stories daily. Just copy the code and follow the instructions here (in Dutch) to watch the movie in the comfort of your home!

STET The English Theatre
Check out STET’s Facebook page for the latest on where to catch your favourite plays online! STET also offers an Online Theatre Workshop for budding actors and actresses.

 

Learn a new skill

Learn to “Scratch”
Join one of the many MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) courses offered by TU Delft at no cost. Learn about Energy Transition, Sustainable Cities, and Scratch programming for the younger ones.

Learn a life-saving skill
Red Cross offers an online FirstAid course for free in both Dutch and English. Learn how to tend to burns, wounds, choking and other injuries.

Learn about intercultural communications
KIT Royal Tropical Institute offers free webinars about intercultural communications. This series is held fortnightly and each webinar highlights a different cultural response in the coronavirus crisis.

 

Learn Dutch

Follow one of the many online language courses provided by our partners:

 

Watch this space as we include more virtual experiences in The Hague region.