Ashley Zoch

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Who will watch the Night Watch?

Gee I´m slow at adapting to all these different European keyboard layouts! This one doesn´t help with half its keys rubbed off...

Behind the Reijksmuseum.

We spent the morning wandering through the Reijksmuseum which houses a very decent collection of 16th to 18th century dutch masters. The crowd drawer is Rembrandt´s Night Watch which is nice and big, not hidden behind glass and viewable from only a couple of feet away (in contrast with Da Vinci´s vaguely visible girlfriend in the Louvre). My art history teacher in high school always gushed about the importance of seeing great paintings in person and it really is true. I just wish I could remember all the stuff we went through in those classes.

Stormy Amsterdam.

We headed up to visit Anne Frank´s house in the afternoon. There´s not really much to say about it. It was presented very well and the various multimedia exhibits and diary quotes give a good understanding of the events of the time.

The Bulldog Coffeeshop.

Most of our Amsterdam visit has been plagued with various levels of rain. Fortunately we´re both hardy fellows so a coat and umbrella has seen us through all but the worst of it. We visited the night life Leidespleine district for a pizza and a look at the famous Paradiso and Melkweg venues in search of some live music.


  • Ahhh who was right, it is a bit cold and you need a jacket !!!Trip sounds wonderful, glad you are both enjoying it, keep up having fun

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:06 PM  

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