The launch took place in front of the Nachtwacht in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Children of the Rijksmuseum is the focus of this year’s Children’s Welfare Stamps. In producing the stamps, graphic designer Julius Vermeulen from PostNL took inspiration from the work of artists from the Golden Age up to the end of the last century, from Israëls to Breitner.
This was Giovanni’s first ever visit to the Rijksmuseum. He had had difficulty reading and writing. Support from Stichting De Katrol has ensured that he can again enjoy school. Proceeds from the Children’s Welfare Stamp campaign are used to support projects such as De Katrol. Giovanni loves everything about planets and stars and would later like to become an astronomer. He sold the first stamps to his idol, André Kuipers.
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