Our 2nd trip to Amsterdam

Tiptoe through the tulips – Nederlands: 17th May – day 12

Lots of photo’s but no words yet – will update soonest – still have muscle issues I don’t want to make worse.
Well it is now 3 months since I last updated the Dutch trip section of Hilma’s blog. Strange that my right arm muscle was playing up so badly – two things come to mind. A few years ago I pulled a muscle / damaged the tendon in mu right shoulder and it took a long time to heal and I have never regained the full strength in it. The second is some for of RSI – perhaps my laptop on Hilma’s table is too high? I don’t know, anyway I won’t go on about my woes but try and remember what happened 3 months ago (I have trouble remembering what happened 3 minutes ago never mind 3 months).
On our 2nd trip into Amsterdam we decided to visit a couple of musems – the Van Gogh Museum and the Van Loom Museum which is a fascinating look into a Merchant House of the 17th Century. In the rooms you will find portraits, beautiful furniture, beautiful silverware and porcelain from various centuries. Behind the house is a beautiful garden. The garden is laid out in the style of the 17th century and is closed by the beautiful facade of the coach house. A unique entity that you will not find anywhere else in this original state.
The Van Gogh museum was fantastic – but be warned – if like us you are a technophobes where phones are concerned be prepared for a frustrating time getting tickets – try and do it in advance. We had a hell of a time! That’s all I can say on the matter – I ripped into their website comment form when they asked for feedback!!

Amsterdam II – city tour day 2
Amsterdam II – city archive – 1926 facade
Amsterdam II – Van Loom museum
Amsterdam II – Van Loom museum – wedding portrait (part of)
Amsterdam – our 2 day tour routes by foot, tram and train

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