Willem van de Velde
William van de Velde was an amazing artist from the 17th century. Whenever you see a dramatic maritime painting with incredible details, you could pretty much have a safe guess it was a Van de Velde. You might not have known that there are two Van de Velde artists. There was the father and the son. The National Maritime Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of father and son Willem van de Velde. Together they had a thriving family business. Each artist with their own specialism: pen drawings and oil paintings. Discover their world and their beautiful works, a perfect snapshot of life at those times. For times and tickets see the Willem van de Velde official page. For more great exhibitions in Amsterdam, see our handy overview.