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Aboriginal Art Museum Utrecht

On a day that threatened (and finally delivered) rain, we rode the tram up to Amsterdam Centraal to catch the train 40 kms southeast to the medieval and modern city of Utrecht.  A university town of about 300,000 inhabitants, the site … Continue reading

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Modern Art in Amsterdam: the Stedelijk

The Stedelijk Museum, which houses Amsterdam’s collection of modern art from the early twentieth century to the present, ranks only fourth among the city’s museum attractions following the Rijkmuseum, the Van Gogh, and the Anne Frank House.  But for me, … Continue reading

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Amsterdam from Rembrandt to Van Gogh

I guess I’m just a Philistine sometimes.  Especially when it comes to Rembrandt. After drinking my fill of the tiny Vermeer masterpieces in the Rijksmuseum, we moseyed down the hall a few steps to inspect the grandiose masterpieces of the … Continue reading

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Vermeer in Amsterdam

If we spent a good deal of our time in Amsterdam enjoying the streets, the canals, and the parks of the city, we also spent a good part of each day on the Museumplein soaking up highlights of the extraordinary … Continue reading

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Amsterdam’s Pleasures and Days

Amsterdam was the second stop on our European summer vacation, and the operative word here is summer.  I’d last been in Amsterdam about thirty-five years ago, during the Christmas holidays.  My memories of the city were almost entirely of snow, … Continue reading

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