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The Success of ‘The Road to Van Eyck’

‘The Road to Van Eyck’ has received plenty of attention in Dutch and foreign media. Tourists from Europe, Japan and the USA have been coming to Rotterdam specifically for the exhibition. Thus far the exhibition has attracted an average of 1,300 visitors per day.

Curator Friso Lammertse at NOS
Curator Friso Lammertse at NOS

Selected reviews of ‘The Road to Van Eyck’:

The Independent, 21 October 2012:
Shows of this brilliance do not come along twice in a lifetime, and Rotterdam really is not that far away. Swim there if you have to.’ (Charles Darwent)

The Daily Telegraph, 13 November 2012:
Rotterdam may not be the most immediately appealing Dutch city, but, like a Van Eyck painting, when you look close up it can be extraordinarily beautiful.’ (Nick Trend)

The Wall Street Journal, 21 November 2012:
A splendid exhibition [that] presents the Van Eycks’ achievements in a rich and revelatory context impossible to replicate in any individual museum or collection anywhere in the world.’ (Jonathan Lopez)

Many radio and television broadcasters have devoted airtime to ‘The Road to Van Eyck’ in their programmes. Click here for an overview of all the coverage (Dutch only).