• Day39

    Het Scheepvaartmuseum

    October 14, 2015 in the Netherlands ⋅ 🌧 6 °C

    The day was a bit grey and chilly so we mixed some exploring with some museums. And what museums they were. First we took in the Van Gogh Museum and it was a revelation. After so many art museums located in old palaces and fortresses, the Van Gogh Museum building was quite new and designed as an art gallery from the very beginning. A comprehensive collection of Van Gogh's work shared the walls with a wide range of artwork from other artists he admired. Most of these were obtained in exchange for works of his own.

    Then who could possibly pass up a visit to the 'sheep fart museurn' which actually was a maritime museum (probably better than sheep farts). As the history of the Netherlands is quite a bit a history of shipping, this was an interesting visit and a good follow up the the Rijksmuseum. Those were the main activities with a lot of moseying in between.
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    Phil Douglas

    I was definitely not cut out to be a sailor :-o