|insane traffic on Leidestraat as seen from our room|
|fountain in square near our hotel|
|beautiful hotel near ours|
On Sunday we decided to do our museum visits, first to the Rijks Musem for some culture. The place is full of Dutch Masters but the most important were the Rembrandts, Vermeers, and Frans Hals, who was a native of nearby Haarlem. It was a very nice museum, just big enough and varied in its offerings.
We then marched up the street to the Van Gogh Museum which is a gem. This is an almost perfect museum--well-lit, a number of rooms, a variety of Van Gogh's work from early to late period, and most interesting samples of his influences and contemporaries. The legends explaining everything were well-written and just long enough. This was a really satisfying place.
All in all, not too many photos to present here.