Regency weekend 2017: the program

Program Saturday 25 November 2017 (day) – Museum of Bags and Purses (Amsterdam)
11.00 – 12.00 Guided tour and exhibit of Regency accessories. Presentation by Leonie Sterenborgh, conservator
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch in 17th century period room

Program Saturday 25 November 2017 (evening) – Huis Barnaart (Haarlem)
18.00– 23.00 The Netherfield Ball

Program Sunday 26 November 2017 – The Royal Riding School (Amsterdam)
11.00 – 12.00 Guided tour in The Living Horse Museum
12.15 – 13.30 High lunch at the historic foyer of the Dutch Riding School
13.30 – 14.30 Historic equestrian gala performance

Tickets for the events are sold seperately – you can choose which event(s) you want to attend.

↓ Scroll down for program details ↓


Museum of Bags and Purses

At the Museum of Bags and Purses we’ll be having lunch in one of the 17th century period rooms.

Reticule or ridicule?

Stichting Revérence is very excited that Leonie Sterenborgh, conservator at the Museum of Bags and Purses, is willing to put a selection of reticules (or ridicules), bags, pouches, purses and other accessories from the Regency period on display, especially for us.

Not only has the museum one of the largest collections of bags and purses in the world, it is also located in a lovely 17th century canal house in the centre of Amsterdam. To finish our visit to the museum in style, we will have lunch in one of the beautifully decorated period rooms dating from the Dutch Golden Age.

Don’t miss the perfect chance to visit this special exhibition of Regency reticules and see the interior of a traditional Amsterdam canal house at the same time!

Saturday 25 November 2017
11.00 – 12.00 Guided tour and exhibit of Regency accessories
Presentation by Leonie Sterenborgh, conservator of the museum

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch in a 17th century period room at the museum of Bags and Purses

Location: Museum of Bags and Purses, Herengracht 573, Amsterdam
Tickets: €34,50 (€24 for Museumcard holders or I Amsterdam City Card holders)
Dress code: Regency/Empire costume or 21st century

Order your tickets

The Netherfield Ball

Mr Bingley invites you to his ball at the magnificent Huis Barnaart!

“She [Lydia] was very equal therefore to address Mr Bingley on the subject of the ball, and abruptly reminded him on his promise; adding, that it would be the most shameful thing in the world if he did not keep it.” – Pride and Prejudice

Mr Bingley’s answer to Lydia’s sudden attack will be delightful to your ears. A true gentleman always keeps his promise.

The Netherfield Ball will take place on:

Saturday 25 November 2017
Location: Huis Barnaart, Haarlem
Time: 18.00 – 23.00 hours
Tickets: € 130 p.p. (drinks and dinner included)

Mr. Bingley has chosen a very exclusive location for this party: the gorgeous Barnaart house. This magnificent townhouse in the centre of Haarlem (near Amsterdam) was built between 1804 and 1807 for the rich merchant Mr Willem Philip Barnaart. It recently has been restored to its original state. Its beautiful state rooms with regency-period decorations provide the perfect location for our Netherfield Ball.
Buy your tickets now. Mr Bingley awaits you!

Your ticket includes:

• A whole evening of dancing and entertainment in a beautiful historic town house
• Live music by the ensemble Sospiri Ardente
• Dance instruction by English dance instructor Diana Campbell Jewitt
• Walking dinner with  high-end
culinary dishes, made primarily from biological products.
• Drinks (soft drinks, beer and wine are freely available during the course of the evening).

Dancing experience is not required. However, a few dances will be reserved for the experienced dancers, so they can let their hair down and show of their dancing skills to the other guests.

Note: there are only 70 tickets available for the Netherfield Ball.

Order your tickets

The Dutch Riding School

A group of men and women dressed in historic equestrian attire will give us a so called carrousel horse show.

‘Can I have the carriage?’ said Jane. ‘No my dear, you had better go on horseback, because it seems likely to rain; and then you must stay all night.’ – Pride and Prejudice

Historic equestrian gala performance

On Sunday we will visit The Dutch Riding School, home of The Living Horse Museum, located near Amsterdam central park, the Vondelpark. The building itself dates from 1882 but its history goes back to 1744. It is the oldest riding school in the Netherlands and is considered as one of the most beautiful city riding schools of Europe.

Program

After the tour a high lunch with sweet and savoury delicacies will be served in the old foyer of the riding school.

First, we will have a guided tour in the Living Horse Museum. After that, a high lunch with sweet and savoury delicacies will be served in the old foyer of the riding school.

To crown it all, we will move to the balcony and watch the classical equestrian gala performance. A group of men and women dressed in historic equestrian attire will give us a so called carrousel horse show. As expected the women will ride on a side saddle. From the balcony we will have a magnificent view on the riders, their horses, the beautiful main riding hall and the old stables.

Sunday 26 November 2017
11.00 – 12.00 Guided tour in The Living Horse Museum
12.15 – 13.30 High lunch at the historic foyer of the Dutch Riding School
13.30 – 14.30 Classical equestrian gala performance

Location: Dutch Riding School, Vondelstraat 140, Amsterdam
Tickets: €45 (tour, lunch, gala performance)/€29,50 (only gala performance and access to the museum)
Dress code: Regency/Empire costume or 21st century

Order your tickets

More information about the Dutch Riding School

De Hollandsche Manege (The Dutch Riding School) is easy to overlook hidden behind 19th century townhouse in the center of Amsterdam. It was built in 1882 in neoclassical style, inspired by the Winter Riding School of the famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna. The Hollandsche Manege was thoroughly renovated in 1986 and is very well preserved. The school has a big main riding hall, another smaller hall, and a foyer with a balcony above to observe the riders and old stables for 35 horses and 15 ponies.


Disclaimer
When ticket sales prove not to be sufficient Stichting Reverence reserves the right to cancel the activity in question. If an activity is cancelled, the purchase money will be refunded.

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes