Last Minute Diva – Dutch Dates

Greetings Diva Readers –

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>A stack of invitations to art and antique shows have accumulated on my desk so I’m taking a diva-minute to share with you the latest Dutch Dates in this Last Minute Diva!

Kunst & Antiek Weekend Naarden-Vesting
Long-term Diva Readers have heard me wax poetically about this fair before so I’ll let you browse past entries to get the gist of this event, but suffice it to say I love this fair held in the charming Dutch village of Naarden-Vesting. I’m going tomorrow in search of a “Farewell to Holland” present for my upcoming move to Germany. Among favorite exhibitors at the fair will be Robert Schreuder and Dolf D Van Omme.

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Daily 11am – 6pm and Friday until 10pm
While in Naarden consider stopping by Paul Fagel’s celebrated restaurant for their special Lunch & Dinner arrangement.

Corry Kooy Exhibition at Wildevuur Figurative Art
Dutch artist Corry Kooy happens to be one of my tober-calendar.html” target=”_blank”>favorite contemporary artists and her latest work is guaranteed not to disappoint at her most recent exhibition Jan 16 – Feb 15, 2009 at Galerie Wildevuur, a gorgeous figurative arts gallery located in Drente.

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Jan 16 –Feb 15, 2009

Het Cleyne Huis & Galerie Noordeinde
Last but not least on the Diva’s desk are 2 art shows in Den Haag. Visit Het Cleyne Huys Jan 15 – Feb 16, 1009 to see work by celebrated artists Eva Steiner and Edwin Aafjes.

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to 10px; WIDTH: 240px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 320px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />I hope you enjoy these divalicious Dutch dates! If you know of a diva-worthy event happening in a neighborhood near you, make sure and email The Antiques Diva at to share your hints and tips with the Diva’s readers!

Happy Gallery Hopping!

The Antiques Diva™
(seen at right buying art with her husband The Wine Guy)

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Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

  • Hi Victorian Cobweb –
    That is indeed Corry Kooy! I love her wonderful pastels! WG & I are standing next to 2 paintings we purchased by Itzchak Tarkay – the top a watercolor and the bottom acrylic on paper. An interesting feature in those paintings is that Tarkay always paints the women with the eyes downcast… this is in homage to his mother. He and his mother were in a concentration camp when he was a child… and he remembers all the women with their eyes downcast. Tarkey does amazing work…. so vibrant & intense. I adore his style!

    Dear Anonymous –
    What a sweet message to leave! Thank You! I will still lead some of the group tours in Holland & Belgium, but the smaller private tours will be lead by my 2 very reliable (fun, energetic and oh so knowledgeable) Diva Guides – Marlene and Lucretia. In fact, between you & me – I "hired" above me – both my guides know a "heck of a lot" more than I do so they are both great to take tours with!!!

    To answer your question about moving… I like to think that I have a "say" in where we move/when… but in reality, indeed we go where my husband's company tells us to go! So far we've been very lucky and in 12 1/2 years of marriage have been in 6 sensational places! I am quite sad to leave Holland, but excited about what's next! Watch Out Berlin – Here I come!!!!

    And Merci Beaucoup La Mom for stopping by!! Readers, I'll be adding La Mom as a link on my site…. she is HILARIOUS! I just discovered her site and am already a regular "stalker"! Check out La Mom's site by clicking her "name" above!

    Take Care!
    The Diva

  • I am sorry to hear that you are leaving Holland because I had wanted to go on one of the tours led by you. I wish you all the best. I do have one question- do you choose when you leave a country or is that determined by your husband’s job?

  • Ooh, I love the beautiful beach scene – Corry Kooy? And the colors in the two paintings you and The Wine Guy are standing by are wonderful! Hope you find a wonderful tribute to Holland before your off to Berlin.