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 Museum: Take 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 Museum: Located 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.