De Gouden Koets

The Golden Coach was conceived as a gift for the inauguration of the first woman on the Dutch throne, the then eighteen-year-old Queen Wilhelmina. Ever since its inception, the carriage has known fans and critics. The Golden Coach is therefore much more than just a vehicle. The carriage symbolizes something greater: the House of Orange, democracy, the self-confident capital of Amsterdam, the fairy tale (or: golden cage) of royal existence, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the colonial past. This film is to promote the expo in the Amsterdam Museum.


Director: Aram de Groot
Edit: Jurriaan de Groot
Music & sound design: Diederik Idenburg @ MOST