“Harry Potter: The Exhibition” Is Coming to the Netherlands!
Exciting news! Harry Potter: The Exhibition will be coming to Utrecht, Netherlands, on February 11, 2017. Since its world premiere in Chicago in 2009, the exhibition has already been viewed by more than four million visitors and has included stops in Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, and Brussels. Tickets for the exhibition’s run in Utrecht go on sale this Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. on www.harrypotterexpo.nl.
Frederik van Alkemade, promoter of special events at MOJO, said,
We are thrilled to bring this extraordinary exhibition to Utrecht. Fans will be able to get closer than ever to the wizarding world right here in [t]he Netherlands. “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” is a must-see for all ages.
From the moment guests enter, they are immediately immersed in the wizarding world. Guests are greeted by an exhibit host who Sorts several lucky fans into their favorite Hogwarts Houses, and then leads them inside the exhibition, where their journey to favorite scenes from the Potter films begins. The exhibition features settings from the films’ most popular locations—including the Gryffindor common room and dormitory, the Potions and Herbology classrooms, and the Forbidden Forest—which are filled with thousands of authentic props, costumes, and creatures used in the filming of the series.
In addition to the beautiful environments and displays, there are several interactive elements for guests to enjoy. For instance, guests can enter the Quidditch area and toss a Quaffle, pull out their own mandrake in the Herbology classroom vignette, and even tour a re-creation of Hagrid’s hut and sit in his giant-sized armchair.
The exhibition in Utrecht will be open daily until June 30. Timed-entry tickets are required, and the last entry will be 30 minutes before the closing of the exhibition. An exclusive audio tour is also available, providing behind-the-scenes insight into the making of the Potter films, with commentary from the producers, prop designers, costume designers, and creature designers.