Monday, March 2, 2015

A day in Amsterdam

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Today’s post will be all about my trip to Amsterdam last week! Armed with 2 friends we mainly went to our capital city of Holland for the museums: Van Gogh Museum and Het Rijksmuseum. I was really excited to see these museums because art is what I love and I want to learn and to be inspired by the old Dutch art and artists.

If you think museums are boring which they can be, but if you are slightly open minded, curious and studious than museums are really fun getaway! We went to the Van Gogh Museum first and I had a few basic info (not only his cut off ear) about Van Gogh in the back of my mind and what paintings he did but thanks to the museum I learned so much more about Van Gogh as person, his views and history. Perhaps the ‘Sunflowers’ is one of Van Gogh’s most famous work but my favourite work is definitely ‘Almond Blossom’.

Time flies when you are having fun and thanks for hanging a bit too long at the Van Gogh Museum, we had to rush a bit in the ‘t Rijksmuseum. ‘t Rijksmuseum not only had paintings unlike Van Gogh Museum but also had statues, jewelleries and decorations and therefore makes a bigger offer to the general audience.

‘t Rijksmuseum biggest magnet is the Rembrandt’s work: The Night watch and this work is really worth to see it in real because the beauty of it cannot be really described in words. Yet it is not my favourite piece of artwork. Scroll down below to see what is and how my day in Amsterdam looked like!      
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Vandaag gaan we het hebben over mijn stedentrip vorig week in Amsterdam! Gewapend met 2 vrienden gingen we naar de hoofdstad van Nederland toe met als hoofdbestemming: Van Gogh Museum en ‘t Rijksmuseum. Ik had super veel zin in om deze musea te bezoeken want kunst is waar ik van hou, ik ben leergierig en wil me laten inspireren door de oude Nederlandse kunst en Meesters.

Als je denkt dat musea saai zijn en dat kunnen ze zijn, maar als je een open houding hebt, nieuwsgierig bent en leergierig dan zijn musea echt een leuk uitje! We gingen eerst naar het Van Gogh Museum en ik had natuurlijk wel wat achtergrond info (niet alleen zijn afgesneden oor) over Van Gogh en wat voor werken hij heeft geschilderd, maar dankzij dit museum ben ik echt Van Gogh wijzer geworden als persoon, zijn opvattingen en zijn levensgeschiedenis. De 'Zonnebloemen' is een van zijn beroemdste werken, maar mijn favoriete werk van Van Gogh is zonder twijfel 'Amandelbloesem'.

De tijd vliegt als je plezier en doordat we net iets te lang bleven hangen in de Van Gogh Museum, moesten we een beetje haasten in het 't Rijksmuseum. 't Rijksmuseum had niet alleen schilderijen in tegenstelling tot Van Gogh Museum, maar had ook beeldjes, sieraden en decoraties en dus meer in de aanbieding voor het grotere publiek.

't Rijksmuseum grootste trekpleister is wellicht het werk van Rembrandt: De Nachtwacht en dit werk is echt de moeite waard om in het echt te zien! Want werkelijk, de schoonheid ervan is moeilijk te omschrijven in woorden. Toch is het niet mijn favoriete kunstwerk. Scroll naar beneden om te zien wat het is en hoe mijn dag in Amsterdam eruit zag!


 Stop photobombing me S. 

Fixing our empty stomach firstly
@Museum Café Mokum - Since their carrot cake is not store bought but homemade I've ordered it and it's pretty good and very recommended! I also loved their quirky looking ceiling.

1st museum stop: Van Gogh Museum
 The golden tip from me to you: buy tickets online because the queues were abnormal long (this picture above does not do justice but still)!
We got straight access with our e-tickets which made us smile obvious.

No picture allowed to take inside the Van Gogh Museum.

Couldn't leave the Van Gogh Museum without buying merchandise. 

a quick stroll @ Magna Plaza shopping center
I hope my old vinyl player still works because I want to buy some vinyls! 

2nd museum stop: 't Rijksmuseum 
Some art lover artists. 

A Vermeer (painter of Girl with the Pearl Earring): 'The Milk Maid'


Snapping pictures was ok and so here are my favorite art pieces:
 Verspronck - Girl in Blue // a 'gebedsnoot' // Breinter - Girl in White Kimono // Van Os - still life // jewelries // Van Dijck - 'ontbijtje'  

 I thought it was silly to see 'The Milk Maid' in Playmobil but now I regret for not buying it :c !! 
Luckily 't Rijksmuseum has an online shop.


And we end with an Asian food dinner
 We had to wait a few minutes at @New King before a table came free. We ordered: fried rice, Singaporean style noodles, chicken noodle soup,  a batch of steamed 'Har Kau' and vegetarian spring rolls! My mouth, taste buds and stomach was in a happy place c;

Do you like art? :)

18 comments :

  1. Aaah, Rijksmuseum is leuk! Ben er een keer geweest, maar toen waren ze nog aan het verbouwen etc haha. En die mensen die aan het tekenen zijn, awesome! :D

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  2. Your pictures are stunning! Sounds like a really great day out! x

    The Belle Narrative

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  3. So jealous! When we went to Amsterdam, we didn't have the time to visit both museums. We only had a chance to do a bus tour + Anne Frank, then a quick (but impulsive) trip to Volendam. But I don't regret not visiting these museums at all, at least I can add that to the many reasons why I should go back to Europe! :)

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  4. Heel leuk! Het Rijksmuseum zou ik nog wel een keer willen bezoeken X

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  5. Ah I love Amsterdam, if only it was just a train ride away for me! I got to see both these museums last time I was there and really enjoyed them.

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  6. Toen ik in het National Museum in Londen was waren er ook veel mensen die op de grond zaten te tekenen of aantekeningen aan maken waren! En er waren veel docenten uitleg aan hun klas over schilderkunst etc aan het geven.

    Rijksmuseum heeft echt leuke maar prijzige spullen in hun winkel helaas :(

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  7. Looks like you had a lovely time with your friends! I enjoy going to museums but regrettably it's been quite some time since the last time I stepped foot in one.

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  8. These photos are looking so amazing !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  9. Your trip to Amsterdam looks really fun and exciting! I'd love to see Van Gogh and Vermeer original works!

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  10. now, museum looked so much fun than i ever imagined before this :) love your outfit of the day

    xo joselovincolors
    www.joselovincolors.com

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  11. i love museums and stealing a few hours there. and of course when on a museum outing there is always time for good food! :)

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  12. I do love my museums and this one is definitely on the list of ones that I plan on visiting - hope you and your friends had fun!

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  13. That looks nice :]
    I must admit I've never been there before, even though it's just an hour by train for me ^^"

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  14. I love visiting museums when travelling, and luckily Dani is definitely on the same page :) We enjoyed a lot the audioguide at Van Gogh's museum, there were so many parts of his life that I didn't know before. Unfortunately we weren't able to visit Rijksmuseum (due to lack of time) but I would have loved to see Vermeer's works and I would have been too tempted also with the Playmobil! :) - Oh! and now that I've learnt that you can take pictures inside I'm even more regretful, ouch! Thanks to let me see it through your lens :)

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  15. Heel mooi! ik moet ook maar eens langs musea, ben al een paar maanden niet langs een geweest :p

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  16. Wow, it looks amazing there! I really want to go xD! I shall put it on my bucket list! :3 awesome photos as always <3

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  17. Ahhh, ik was even vergeten dat Breitner ook in het Rijks hing. Ik vind zijn werk altijd heel mooi. En van Gogh! Goed dat je het zo leuk hebt gehad hier! xx

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