Posts Tagged ‘Netherlands’
In the Netherlands, as in almost all the countries of northern Europe, breakfast is one of the most important meal of the day, so it tends to be heavy and it is common to mix both sweet and savory foods.
That is, can consist of little pastries and even a cake, which the Dutch are so fond, especially apple pie. Besides always see a piece of fruit or juice. But it can also have as their principal ingredients fried eggs, sausages.
What is clear is that ever going to be out for breakfast cup of coffee or tea, one of the great passions of the Dutch, as they are extremely fond of tea. Perhaps this taste for tea is surpassed only by the habit of drinking milk (in fact, its inhabitants are one of the largest consumer populations worldwide milk) and dairy in general.
Or, in the Dutch breakfast is very common that there is some yogurt, which the variety in the country is overwhelming. It is also customary to take a piece of cheese.
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)