The end of January found me in Amsterdam. I only spent two days there and , despite the low temperatures and a very cold wind, I enjoyed it very much - loved the charming canals criss-crossing the city , the gorgeous Dutch buildings and the museums.

Singel Canal - view from the hotel window.

Brower Hotel , medieval building dating from 1652, on the Singel Canal

Along Spuistraat 

Graffiti wall on Spuistraat 

... and just a few of the beauties that I admired inside :

Portrait of Maria van Strijp by Johannes Verspronck - 1652

Still life with gilt goblet by William Claesz Heda 1635 . He painted still lifes for 40 years.

The Prophetess Anna by Rembrandt van Rijn 

Mother's duty by Pieter de Hooch 
A mother examining her child for lice ; Dutch interior with box bed , 'potty chair' to the right and keyhole view of the back room and garden .

The Little Street - an unique outdoor scene by Johannes Vermeer.

The Kitchen Maid by Johannes Vermeer .

The Night Watch by Rembrandt van Rijn 1642 - one of the most famous paintings in the world .


  1. Beautiful photos!
    Beautiful landscape!

  2. Beautiful photos, thank you for taking me there!

  3. Great pics, Geanina. At least it was lovely and sunny.
    I've been once but it was many years ago on a school tour. I'd love to go again actually.
    So where are you going in February?!!!
    Have a super week xx

  4. Such wonderful photos, Geanina! Even in the museums you captured great pictures! Lovely!