Wow. I couldn't believe that my Amsterdam trip was all the way back in 2014. It doesn't seem that long ago. Amsterdam was my second foray into Europe really, and is truly one of the most electric cities on earth, with beautiful canals, funky art, the wind mills and tulip fields, which are incredible to see btw, and of course, an extremely open policy of "soft drugs" and sexuality. There really is something for everyone here, whether you're into museums, food or just want to feel immersed in the culture, it's the perfect city to be in while not feeling overwhelmed by a big city. And don't get me started on the cheese markets! Of course Mistress' Maddie's #1 Fan was the perfect travel partner, even though we did find ourselves into some debauchery. Ok, a lot of debauchery. What can I say, we met some dashing locals. I have already posted about many of the sights we saw and they can be seen by clicking Amsterdam in the tags. While I did share moments from the Van Vogh museum and the Rembrandt House, I never shared pictures from the Rijksmuseum. The Rijksmuseum has been around for 200 years, and during it's existence, has went through many transformations, and shouldn't be missed. The museum has rose to one of the world's leading museums for it's many masterpieces of Dutch and world art. Along with masterworks from Rembrandt, Vermeer, van Dyck, and Jan Steen, the museum has truly a exceptional collection of the antique objects of the Dutch culture, and vast collections of prints drawings and classic photograpghy. The van Gogh Museum is right next door, so it's like a two for one.
Milkmaid- van Mermeer
Guilted Ostrich Egg- Jean-Etienne Lebel
The Night Watch- Rembrandt
Musee D' Orsay
The size of this Rembrandt!!!
The Fall of Man- van Haarlem
Girl with Red Hat- Vermeer
The Mistress- taking in a Rembrandt
Amandier in fleurs- van Gogh
Girl with Pearl Earring- Johannes Vermeer
The Intrigue- James Ensor
Mary Magdalene- Jan Van Scorel
MM#1 Fan doing his best Titanic impression I believe.
Beautiful art, but I was totally mesmerized by the art installation.