Amsterdam: An Underrated City

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An art exhibition is a must-do when you visit a new country, or town. As for me, one of my main goals when I went to Amsterdam was to visit the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Anne Frank’s house.

Van Gogh’s artwork is something that has always blown my mind. I literally admire him, and his creations. You can visit the museum in his town, which is his biggest exposition: it is composed of 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and 700 handwritten letters. Take, at least, two or three hours to visit it, and take your time to admire and have a close-up on each of his artworks, details, and read every explanation about his life, as well as why, how, and when he painted or drew the artwork.

Next, I went to Anne Frank’s house which is a museum, but used to be the real house where the Jewish diarist girl, and her family lived. During the visit, you go through the life events she struggled. Since it is the house she lived in you can put yourself in her shoes, and realize how small  the place was that she was confined to during such a long time  with all her family. There are quotes from her diary that was published by her dad, Otto Frank, after he came back in town, and decided to publish it in order to pay her a tribute.

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I ended my trip at The Rijskmuseum, which is the biggest museum of the country with a total of one million  art pieces. It includes Rembrandt, Vermeer, Jordaens, Heems, Van Gogh, and many other well-known painters. The collection can be compared to the French museum Le Louvre since it is giant! You must take half a day, at least, to visit everything even if an entire day would be more appropriate. It has a real diversity of artwork, and as other museums is really enriching.

Written by Margaux T.
A 19 year old social media ninja, and Twitter enthusiast. Instagram expert. Student. Have lots of hair and like ugly things. Fangirling over Van Gogh. Shoes and food lover. Words cannot express my love & passion for cats. I’m actually not funny. I’m just really mean and people think I am joking.

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