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Ruinart Champagne & Art Cruise

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th Nov

16.00-19.00 hrs

€35 per person (excluding service costs) Includes: Boat Trip, 2 glasses R de Ruinart Champagne, bites by Andaz, ticket to the RijksakademieOPEN and a Goodie bag.

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Saturday 25th Nov.
Sunday 26th Nov.


16.00 -16.20 hrs: Welcome at Bluespoon Bar, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
16.30 hrs: Boat departs from Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
16.30 – 17.05 hrs: Travel by boat to Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

17.25 – 18.10 hrs: Rijksakademie Studio Tour

18.20 – 19.00 hrs: Return boat trip to Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht


Join the Ruinart Champagne & Art Cruise to the Rijksakademie during Amsterdam Art Weekend!

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November 2017

R U in art?

Lovers of art and champagne – this one is especially for you!  Ruinart Champagne, Amsterdam Art Weekend and the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten invite you to join a special Champagne & Art Cruise. The afternoon begins at the hotel Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, after which you will cruise to the Rijksakademie to check out their annual special event RijksakademieOPEN, where the studios of 45 current artists-in-residence will be open to the public!

During the afternoon you will learn more about Amsterdam's thriving and contemporary art and cultural scene, and also get the opportunity to tour the Rijksakademie. In this monumental former cavalry building on the Sarphatistraat, you will visit several artist studios – a great chance to see what the resident artists have been working on, highlighting the veil of their future career. 

Ruinart & the world of art and design

The long and good relationship between Maison Ruinart and the world of art and design dates back to 1896. André Ruinart commissioned the Czech artist Alfons Mucha to design an advertising poster. Since then, Ruinart has worked with many prominent artists in various disciplines, including Piet Hein Eek, Maarten Baas and Erwin Olaf. In this way Ruinart shares its heritage, history, expertise and cuvées throughout the world.

Ruinart has been producing champagne since 1729, making it the oldest champagne house in the world. The origin of this champagne brand lies with the Benedictine Dom Thierry Ruinart, confidant of the inventor of the sparkling champagne Dom Pérignon, and his nephew Nicolas Ruinart. Ruinart remained in family ownership for over 200 years. In 1963 the house is taken over by Moët & Chandon and nowadays it belongs to the LVMH holding company. The prestigious house has some of the most impressive champagne cellars. These 'crayères' were already classified as a historical monument in 1931 and are now part of the UNESCO World Heritage. For more than a century, Ruinart has been linked to contemporary art and design and the brand is still connected to more than 30 leading fairs and events in contemporary art and design worldwide, such as ARCO, Foire de Bale, Carre Rive Gauche, London Design, and Miami Art Basel.


The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten , Amsterdam focuses on developing talent within the visual arts. The academy selects and facilitates top international artistic talent and offers these selected artists a platform for further development and deepening of their body of the work.

During the RijksakademieOPEN 2017, on 24, 25 and 26 November, 45 resident artists open the doors of their studios to the public. Besides the studio exhibitions, visitors can attend performances, discover the collection of the Rijksakademie and join guided tours. You will get the opportunity to explore current trends within the arts and discover artists, which you will later encounter in leading collections, exhibitions and biennials worldwide.

In collaboration with:

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht has been a proud partner of the Amsterdam Art Weekend since the first edition in 2012. The five-star luxury lifestyle hotel offers a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the medium of video art. Its collection features more than fifty works by young artists and international masters such as Pippilotti Rist, Meiro Kozumi, Erwin Olaf and Mark Titchner. The video art collection can be seen throughout the hotel and on a special video art channel in the guestrooms. The largest video art display is located in the lounge.

Bluespoon is the social heart and soul of the hotel. Dine on farm-to-table European cuisine with a Dutch influence at Bluespoon Restaurant, an airy space designed by Marcel Wanders.  Bluespoon Bar is an idyllic spot to recharge your batteries morning, noon, or night. Try innovative, handcrafted cocktails alongside delicious snacks in our speakeasy-style bar.