Amsterdam Journals

Colors of Amsterdam

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A November 2006 trip to Amsterdam by Vicho

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Quote: Amsterdam’s colors are unforgettable: from buildings reflecting in the canals to the most famous paintings hidden in the world best museums.

Colors of Amsterdam

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Visit the Van Gogh museum at www.vangoghmuseum.nl before hand or even study the collection of all his paintings on www.vggallery.com. For the guided tours with art historians or with contemporary artists see www.arttra.nl. For other list of important museum visit: www.amsterdammuseums.nl Amsterdam has a lot to offer at any time of the year, any time of the day or night. All sorts of museums (from art through dungeon to condoms) and endless walks around romantic canals, that’s Amsterdam.The traditional food is very fr...Read More

Day-Time Walk (Part 2)

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Refreshed? Lets go on then!From now onward, the walk continues around romantic canals, reflecting tall colorful buildings at any time of the day. All buildings are tall because taxes used to be based on the width of the building. Why they are so colorful I don’t know, but it looks really good. Stop at the Velvet rampart, this is the oldest canal in the city dug between 1342 and 1380. Just rich families originally lived here, dressing always in velvet, hence the name. At the corner of the Oudezijds Voorburgwal, the Archterburgwal and Grimburgwal is a proud of 17th century renaissance: The house on the three corners with three beautiful step gables. Continue through O...Read More

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Rijksmuseum

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Attraction | "Rijksmuseum Museum "

Rijksmuseum Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit this museum before the 2009 while it is undergoing the biggest rebuilding, renovation, and modernization program in its history. You may want to ask me, why to hurry here at the time when many masterpieces are stored out of sight. The answer is very simple. There are many great must see museums in Amsterdam and many of them display great must see paintings. Unless you have a special interest in the 17th century masters, you should get more than satisfied with over 400 painting by such a famous painters as Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Vermeer, or Rembrandt that are on display in the Philips Wing during the restoration. Believe me you will see the best and a lot more...Read More

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Rijksmuseum
Stadhouderskade 42
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1071 ZD
+31 20 674 70 00

Van Gogh Museum

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Attraction | "Van Gogh Muzeum"

Van Gogh Museum Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Stranger with just a few days in a city as Amsterdam you will for sure try to do as much as possible in as little time possible. Visit to The Van Gogh Museum is nearly obligatory as this famous painter is truly a legend of Dutch nation. So why don’t plan your visit here on Friday, when museum's restaurant serves nice dinners. Even if there are other than Van Gogh's paintings the museum dedicated to one author only can be quite tiring. Little dinner break can be rather nice and prices here are not bad (the weekly special plus a beverage for €13.50). The museum opens daily  from 10am to 6pm and Friday  from 10am to 22.00. (Restaurant: daily 10.00 to 17.30, Friday to 21.30, kitchen to 21.15)....Read More

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Van Gogh Museum
Paulus Potterstraat 7
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1071 CX
+31 (20) 570 52 00

Day-Time Walk (Part 1)

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royal Palace Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Recommended: Buy at the historical museum the pocket-sized book, "The Secrets of Old Amsterdam", or just follow the walk with this journal.The name Amsterdam was derived from the dam in the Amstel river, built in 1170. The square formed around the dam became the heart of the historical town. Lets start our tour right here at the Dam square (main square, no one can ever miss it). The impressive building from 1653 in front of you is called Royal Palace which hosted the city government. Next to it, is a well-worth-visiting New Church built in the late 14th century when Old Church became too small. A big change of the interior design happened after the 1578 prohibition of Catholicism when a...Read More

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