Limburgs Museum 1 on 1 with the Rijksmuseum


2 July to 3 September 2023
2 July to 3 September 2023
Vandaag zijn wij geopend
van 11:00 tot 17:00.


Match, the perfect date for works of art. This summer, Limburgs Museum brings together two masterpieces from Limburg in an intimate setting: one from the collection of the Rijksmuseum and one from its own collection. The two paintings meet each other, reference and contrast one another, they connect and excite. Will they have a perfect ‘match’ after this date? The visitor decides.

In the Limburgs Museum, we receive ‘Vertumnus en Pomona’ from the permanent collection of the Rijksmuseum, painted by Hendrik Goltzius in 1613. We couple Goltzius’ work, who was born in the border region of North-Limburg, with Jean Laudy’s ‘Naakt met appeltjes’. This painter from Venlo created his work about three centuries after Goltzius.


Match is an initiative from M6, a collaboration between six museums: Gemeentemuseum het Hannemahuis, Musea Zutphen, Westfries Museum, Museum Gouda, the Markiezenhof and the Limburgs Museum. For this special occasion, the collaboration has been expanded to twelve museums (M12), so that each province of the Netherlands will exhibit one Match.


The publication Match appears in conjuction with the exhibition. In the publication, nationally known art lovers and experts shine their light on the 12 Matches. Multi-award winning stage and film director and writer Theu Boermans (Willemstad, 1950) observed the ‘date’ between Goltzius and Laudy for the Limburgs Museum. His story and the stories of all other Matches are available for purchase here.

The project can be found on the website