It is legendary and has a long tradition: since 1988, the TEFAF in Maastricht has been one of the most important art fairs worldwide. There are many art fairs, but none offers such an impressive variety of old and contemporary art, paintings, jewellery and design. At TEFAF, visitors discover the art history of Europe and immerse themselves in the cultural memory of the world. In March, thousands of art lovers will make a pilgrimage to the city in the south of the Netherlands.
Here 7000 years of art history are under one roof. Visitors will find sculptures from pre-Christian times, art from antiquity and ancient cultures, drawings from the Middle Ages, Dutch masters from the 16th and 17th centuries, and representatives of Romanticism and Impressionism - with around 250 exhibitors, it is the world's largest art and antiques fair.
11. bis 19. März 2023
9. und 10. März nur auf Einladung
TEFAF Maastricht is widely regarded as the world's leading fair for contemporary fine art, antiques and design. With over 275 renowned dealers from around 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a showcase for the finest works of art currently on the international market. In addition to the traditional areas of Old Master paintings, antiques and classic antiques, which cover about half of the fair, you will also find modern and contemporary art, jewellery, 20th century design and works on paper.
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Since 2016, TEFAF - The European Fine Art Fair - has been organising a total of three major international fairs. In addition to TEFAF Maastricht, which has been held since 1988 and covers 7,000 years of art history, these include TEFAF New York in spring, with a focus on modern and contemporary art, and TEFAF New York in autumn, which shows fine arts and crafts from antiquity to 1920. Thus, three times a year, the non-profit organization TEFAF brings together international art dealers who inspire art lovers from all over the world with knowledge and passion. The variety of exquisite pieces offered at the fair is incomparable. For directors and curators of leading museums as well as private collectors from all over the world, TEFAF Maastricht is the opportunity to acquire one of the most coveted works of art.
At TEFAF, visitors discover real treasures and rarities. Antiques, modern art, furniture, jewellery, design, Gothic Madonnas, Renaissance and Baroque painting, Rococo tapestries, even Meissen porcelain and English silver, as well as African sculpture and Indian Mughal painting can be found here. Year after year, TEFAF presents an incomparable variety and mix that invites you to marvel. Buyers can also be sure of the high quality of the pieces on display, as each object is subjected to the organisation's security check before the exhibition. Particularly remarkable is the high standard of testing: here the world's best experts examine the art objects and guarantee a very high standard. During the thorough examination, authenticity, condition and allocation are the main focus.
The TEFAF Scientific Research Team assists the committee with suitable tools and scientific methods. In addition to quality control, all exhibited artworks are checked against the Art Loss Register, the largest database for stolen, lost and looted art and antiques. Art presented at TEFAF is therefore not only of the highest quality, but also completely legal.
Only 20 kilometres from Maastricht, the Romantik Parkhotel Het Gulpdal in Slenaken is the perfect place to stay during the TEFAF. Here, guests can relax in style in comfortable rooms and suites away from the hustle and bustle of the trade fair and be pampered with fresh seasonal produce from the excellent kitchen.
In the Belgian town of Dilsen-Stokkem, just 30 minutes from Maastricht, guests at the Romantik Hotel Hostellerei La Feuille d'Or discover the Hoge Kempen National Park, which is directly adjacent. During extensive walks or bicycle tours through the national park, visitors to the TEFAF can enjoy works of art as well as Belgian nature and then dine in the gourmet restaurant.
40 minutes from Maastricht, the Romantik Hotel Kasteel Daelenbroeck welcomes its guests to a stately estate dating from 1311, where they are accommodated in charming maisonette rooms when they enter the estate over the stone bridge. Whether in the elegant restaurant or the cosy brasserie, guests are spoiled with culinary delights in the Romantik Hotel.
Tip: Maastricht is worth a visit. In the historic city there are numerous cultural highlights and sights to discover.