amsterdam



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 


Rijksmuseum 
... 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 .

4 comments

  1. Beautiful photos!
    Beautiful landscape!

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

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  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

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

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