Posts Tagged ‘Amsterdam’
Who would say to Vincent Van Gogh that throughout the twentieth century was to become one of the most sought after painters in history of art and an emblem of the heritage of his native country Holland. And although throughout his life, malvivió with the help of his brother, now Van Gogh name is synonymous with popular and economical appraisal. To check, simply go to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, one of the most visited of the wide range of museums in the city.
La Casa Amarilla
This museum opened its doors in 1973, and most of its funds come from the private collection of Theo Van Gogh, the younger brother that kept him all his life and that in return for their support, he sent his paintings Vincent As a reward and hope he was able to sell something.
The film can serve as a travel guide, or at least closer to the places we like or we will visit. In this case, I’m talking about the movie Ocean’s Twelve, a great production which brought very famous Hollywood actors like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, as well as the stunning Julia Roberts and Catherine Zeta Jones on the streets and canals of Amsterdam.
In fact, the channels of the Dutch capital are an important element of the plot of grand theft to be committed in the film. Because they profess to a large mansion on the banks of the channel several inches above the pillars that support it.
Obviously it is a fiction, but the film, besides entertain, although it was much better its predecessor Ocean’s Eleven, teaches us details of how they are built the houses of Amsterdam, an interesting fact, and certainly anyone who has traveled until there has been asked.
There are museums in Amsterdam, which nobody can ignore. Each of them receives thousands of visitors each year, or even some receive thousands daily. For example, among the most popular museums are the Rijksmuseum, the Van Goh Museum and the Municipal Museum (Stedelijk). The list is extensive, and therefore should be selected based on our concerns and the availability of time. But undoubtedly, there will be a few that interested in their artistic or historical value, making them irresistible.
National Museum of Amsterdam (Rijksmuseum). It is without doubt one of the must-see in Amsterdam, especially for its collection of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. In addition, the collection is complete with crafts, prints, Asian and Egyptian art. This is why one of the largest in Europe, founded in the line of great museums like the Louvre. Although currently under refurbishment (until 2012), visit a special room of masterpieces in a restored pavilion.
The Van Gogh Museum. The largest collection of works by Vincent Van Gogh. To admire the work of this artist and other contemporary artists on permanent exhibition, the museum also displays simultaneous exhibitions on topics of art history. Open daily from 10-18 hours and Friday, from 10 to 22 hours. (More)
When asked to choose what three world renowned European cities they would like to tour, three cities kept coming up; London, Paris, and Amsterdam. Assuming you’re starting in Great Britain, you already know about the wonderful, often free museums and the exciting London theatre, so it’s off to Paris. It’s easily possible to travel by Eurostar from London to Paris in just under 3 hours.
Paris is known as the “City of Lights”. A leisurely cruise down the Seine River or a view from the second or third level of the Eiffel Tower in the evening will illustrate how the city received this nickname. Not only are monuments and famous landmarks illuminated at night, entire squares are illuminated. Night tours are quite popular. Of course, no trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to at least one of the many art museums in the city.
Travel from Paris to Amsterdam is very convenient on the Thalys, Euro Railways premier train. It will take just over four hours to travel between the two cities. While this takes longer than flying, it gives you a chance to see the countryside. Both first and second class seating is offered. With First Class seating the seats are usually large, with reclining backs and more space for the legs.
Amsterdam is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. If you are interested in visiting Dutch museums, Amsterdam has conveniently located their most important museums in Museum Square. On a completely different note, one of the most popular attractions in Amsterdam is the city’s Red Light District, called De Wallen, where prostitution is legal.
From the City of Romance to the City of legalized prostitution, Paris and Amsterdam certainly are the cities for lovers. Whether your taste run to fine art, theatre, or love, there is a world renowned European city just waiting for your visit.