Because gold was widely sought in Suriname at the end of the nineteenth century, some think that the gold leaf on the coach came from there. But there are no sources that confirm this. Therefore, this is now being investigated by means of scientific research, in cooperation with the Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed and the Vrije Universiteit.
The Golden Coach has arrived at the Amsterdam Museum! For the first time since the major restoration that began in 2015, it can be viewed again. Amsterdammers donated the Golden Coach to the young Queen Wilhelmina for her inauguration in 1898. Now, the carriage is on display again in the city where it was made: in Amsterdam. From June 18, 2021 to February 27, 2022.
The Amsterdam Museum and the exhibition 'The Golden Coach' is closed from 19 December 2021 until 14 January 2022. We would like to invite you to view the exhibition digitally for free during this period.
As of September 2021, the exhibition is accessbile again with both an online ticket and a ticket purchased at the front desk. Pricing is the same for both points of sale. We recommend purchasing an online ticket to avoid the queue.
The Amsterdam Museum has put together a multi-faceted public program to accompany this exhibition. Together with many inspiring guests, we will enter into a dialogue about all aspects of the history and use of the Golden Coach. Read, listen, watch and talk with us in the museum or online.
The Amsterdam Museum is organizing a large-scale public survey about the Golden Coach. In this survey we ask people from all over the Netherlands how they view the Golden Coach. Navigate to this part of the website to find out what the Netherlands think of the Golden Coach.
Discover and share all the experiences surrounding the Golden Coach with the hashtag #GoudenKoets.