Every day art lovers who would like to spend an hour getting a good idea of the diversity of PAN Amsterdam can take part in Rondje PAN (“Around PAN”), a guided tour in Dutch that provides a more detailed explanation of a number of top items.Price € 5 per person (subject to availability, max. 15 persons per tour). Rondje PAN is every day at 1 and 2 pm. For reservations, please bring your fair entry ticket and go to the information desk at the fair.
MUSIC AT PAN
Every day during PAN you can enjoy music courtesy of the Amsterdam double bass player René van Beeck and his musical friends. Van Beeck has been staging live jazz sessions and concerts at various venues in Amsterdam since 1997. Currently he can be seen every Monday in Café Brix, on Tuesdays in Luden in The Hague, on Thursdays in De Ondeugd, and on Fridays in Café Luxembourg. For bookings and information: www.levenindebrouwerij.nl
PAN UNDER THE MAGNIFYING GLASS
The vetting prior to PAN has always fascinated people, but it remains closed to the press and the public for the protection of the exhibitors. During the fair there will be a hance to take a peek at what goes on behind closed doors. A limited number of visitors will be able to spend an hour going round the fair with one of the vetting experts to hear and see what the expert is looking for (tour in Dutch). Participation is free for visitors who have a valid fair ticket (subject to availability, max. 10 persons per tour). Please go to the Information desk in the entrance hall for more information.
AMSTERDAM 2013 - 400 YEARS OF CANALS
A small exhibition of eight artistic photographs of exceptional canal-side houses taken by Wijnanda Deroo and Thijs Wolzak kicks off Amsterdam 2013 and the celebration of 400 years of canals. Since PAN Amsterdam was launched in 1987, the city and the fair have developed a close relationship, not just in name but because of the fair’s ‘street plan’. The photographs will be displayed in the Keizergracht, the name of the fair’s centre aisle for twenty-six years.
THE ROAD TO VAN EYCK
Friso Lammertse, curator of Old Master paintings and sculpture and the man behind The Road to Van Eyck, makes a selection from the objects at PAN in which he sees the influence of Jan van Eyck. Each object will be accompanied by an explanation of why he has chosen it. A list of the fifteen or so pieces he selects, with notes on each of them, will be available at the information desk (in Dutch).