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.
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.
Thank you so much! I’ve never gotten to go to the Walker before. Sounds like fun!!!
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.
oh how great! I didn’t know it was on the cover of a book. Looks like we both learned something today! Thanks for stopping in 🙂