It has been a busy 2 days here! Yesterday I met with a friend, Sico, He presented me with a gift, an Amsterdam Museum card
It is wonderful it gives you “free” admission to most of Amsterdam’s and the Netherlands museums. The card is about 45 € and will pay for itself after you have been to 3 museums.
With nothing really planned and there being so much to do, we decided to wander through De 9 Straatjes (The 9 Streets. A small area of amsterdam consisting of…9 streets with small trendy (read expensive) shops. we wandered through most of the 9 streets till we were thirsty and hungry. An Albert Heijn lunch was in order, some cheese, bread and something to drink; water if you need to know. A short walk to Vondelpark to eat. I should mention that the weather was wonderful, around 20c and not a cloud in the sky.
Having had lunch and digesting, we discussed what to do, the Rijksmuseum was nearby and thought it would be a good thing to see. It wasn’t. We had both been walking quite a bit already and the museum, newly reopened, was huge! I lasted another hour and a bit, Sico left before me. I have a museum card, so I will go back 🙂
Today I went to the Kröller-Müller Museum, the second largest collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings in the world. I just looked at the paintings!! What else could I have done, there were security guards everywhere 🙂
A true peasant painting ought to ‘smell of bacon, smoke, potato steam’ ~Vincent Van Gogh
On the way out of the museum, after I replaced the bicycle (free to use in the park) Did I mention that the museum is in the middle of a national park, it is, and there are free bicycles to use. I was amazed at the bird songs.
The bus ride to the train station was uneventful, but there was a perk, free Wi-Fi. Eveyone was free to use it, no signup or limited time offer it was just there.
I gotta get ready for bed…almost midnight here.
Till next time!!