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Art in Amsterdam

The art scene in Amsterdam is even more intoxicating than I imagined it. It was home to Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Mondrian, and the list continues. I love a city that is so chock-full of art and creativity, you don’t even have to set foot in a museum or gallery to see pieces of imagination brought to life.

Here are a few hot spots you can’t afford to miss:

  • The Van Gogh MuseumTake note that I got to see one of my favorite pieces–Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette–while I was there. I even got a matching T-Shirt to boot. It seemed to fit the theme of the great city as well.
  • The Moco MuseumLocated right next door to the Van Gogh Museum (and the Iamsterdam sign), this place is loaded with Banksy and Warhol pieces until the end of December 2016.
  • Street Art: Go for a walk, a long one. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll see so much. Creativity pours out of this place. Or if you want a more pointed approach, this handy-dandy map shows you where the street art is located.
  • Places to Play: Amsterdam is loaded with amazing playgrounds and parks. You’ll want to give them a try even if you’re a bit too old, like myself. I spent some time at Frederik Hendrik Plantsoen. Just be on the lookout and you’ll find the playland of your childish dreams.

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6 comments

  1. Wow. You’re making me so jealous. I was happy I finally got to see the Walker a few weeks ago in Minneapolis, but going to Amsterdam sounds like hitting the art jackpot. The image of the skull with the cigarette is amazing. I don’t recall seeing it before. And as usual, lovely shots of the city.

  2. Adorable, as always. I didn’t know that smoking skeleton was a famous painting as it’s the cover for the David Sedaris book ‘When You Are Engulfed in Flames’. Looking on the back now I see that it does say it’s Skull with Cigarette, 1885, in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Never knew that.

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