My Top 3 Amsterdam Museums

My Top 3 Amsterdam Museums
With more than fifty museums, Amsterdam claims to be Europe’s cultural capital. Most famous are van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseums and Anne Frankhuis. All three welcome more than a million visitors each year. Why don’t you visit one of Amsterdam’s museums during National Museum weekend on 10 and 11 April 2010. Your visit is free of charge during these two days, not only in Amsterdam museums, but also 500 other museums throughout the country. Most Amsterdam Museums take part. Get a free map of the...
April 8th, 2010 | Marianne Crone | Read More | Comments: 2
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Vincent and the Potato Eaters

Vincent and the Potato Eaters
... shouted: “Stop eating all the potatoes. How can I finish my painting!” These were my thoughts when I stood in front of the Potato Eaters in the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The figures were so intense that I could almost hear their conversation. Potato Eaters (1885) in van Gogh Museum Amsterdam Peasants gathering for an evening meal was not a new subject for paintings. Jozef Israël, van Gogh’s contemporary, had painted a similar scene. van Gogh had seen this painting because he described...
April 2nd, 2010 | Marianne Crone | Read More | Comments: 3
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Kroller Muller Museum and Hoge Veluwe

Kroller Muller Museum and Hoge Veluwe
Kröller-Müller Museum is right in the middle of the National Park Hoge Veluwe. A visit is essential for all van Gogh addicts. The museum is also home to modernist masters such as Seurat, Gris, Picasso and Mondriaan. If you are not a museum lover, the Hoge Veluwe is the perfect day trip if you want to escape Amsterdam’s hustle and bustle and take a breath of fresh air. National park may conjure up images of spectacular mountains, canyons and lakes but bear in mind that you are in the Netherlands,...
October 22nd, 2009 | Marianne Crone | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: museums, van Gogh

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