June 12, The Rijksmuseum

A short walk, bagel and coffee at Bagels and Beans, and off to the Rijksmuseum for the day. Not as large as the Louvre, it still displayed some 8000 of its over 1 million objects dating from the 11 th to the 21 st centuries. We were most interested in the superb collection from the Dutch Golden Age, but found much else to interest us. Presented by historical periods and genres the evolution of style through the centuries was fascinating and seeing the originals in chronological order brought the history of Dutch art to life. Aside from the quality of art and its presentation, we had chosen a good day. Torrential rains arrived while we were in the museum but had ceased when we emerged 5 hours later to walk back. Our only worry was being run down by bicycles and motorcycles (this is no joke) using the pedestrian path to avoid the massive puddles on the road. Back to the apartment for wine o´clock, dinner, and then off to the “Cozy Bar” just around the corner for coffee and dessert. What a wonderful idea. A smallish room furnished with comfortable armchairs, sofas, stools, and tables, quiet music to encourage conversation, and a menu of drinks and snacks where small groups gathered to socialize (not to party).
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© David E. Moon, 2019 All rights reserved

June 12, The Rijksmuseum

A short walk, bagel and coffee at Bagels and Beans, and off to the Rijksmuseum for the day. Not as large as the Louvre, it still displayed some 8000 of its over 1 million objects dating from the 11 th to the 21 st centuries. We were most interested in the superb collection from the Dutch Golden Age, but found much else to interest us. Presented by historical periods and genres the evolution of style through the centuries was fascinating and seeing the originals in chronological order brought the history of Dutch art to life. Aside from the quality of art and its presentation, we had chosen a good day. Torrential rains arrived while we were in the museum but had ceased when we emerged 5 hours later to walk back. Our only worry was being run down by bicycles and motorcycles (this is no joke) using the pedestrian path to avoid the massive puddles on the road. Back to the apartment for wine o´clock, dinner, and then off to the “Cozy Bar” just around the corner for coffee and dessert. What a wonderful idea. A smallish room furnished with comfortable armchairs, sofas, stools, and tables, quiet music to encourage conversation, and a menu of drinks and snacks where small groups gathered to socialize (not to party).
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© David E. Moon, 2014 All rights reserved