The Museum District in Amsterdam was one of our favorite stops this weekend. It is in the plaza that this iconic symbol of the city stands. See photo belowBehind the letters is one of Europes most famous museums the Ruks. It’s collection numbers in the 1,000’s and is home to several Rembrandt’s. Rembrandt lived, died and is buried in Amsterdam. I was in awe of one of Rembrandt’s most famous paints The Return of the Prodigal Son.
At the other end of the Museum complex sat Amsterdam’ s MOCA and The Van Gogh Museum. The Van Gogh has the largest collection of Van Gogh Paintings (200) Drawings (400) and letters (700) in the world. The Van Gogh Museum houses Some of his best work. Here are a fewRobin and I spent most of the weekend at the museums. They were jammed with locals and visitors– it was well worth braving the crowds.
On Sunday afternoon there was a giant craft faire– local artists and artisans showing their wares– it was real fun. See belowAmstetdam is one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. Aside from its real diversity, I was struck by how young the people were. Amsterdam also has the real honor of being the bicycle capitol of the world– they are everywhere. If you haven’t been you have to go. Jim