In 1986, Christie’s Amsterdam sold the world-famous Nanking Cargo. The trove of more than 150,000 pieces of 18th century Chinese porcelain and gold ingots fetched for more than 17 million euros – still a record for any auction conducted in the Netherlands.

Today, Christie’s Amsterdam holds two Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions per year, in April and December, at the prime culture venue de Westergas in the magnificent Zuiveringshal West.

The Zuiveringshal will be transformed to a contemporary museum and will be free from entry.