When I go home to The Netherlands it’s typically to spend time with my mother and my brother. Often there isn’t much time for other things. I’m not from anywhere near Amsterdam, so I rarely get to visit there as a tourist.
On my last trip, I decided after I landed at the airport near Amsterdam that the best time to do that was there and then. So, I told my family I’d get there a few hours later and headed to the Museum Square.
Here you find the Stedelijk Museum for modern art, the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum, which boasts an impressive collection of the Old Dutch masters.
Banksy at the Moco Museum
As I walked over, I noticed another small museum called the Moco museum, which advertised a Banksy and a Dali exhibit.
Having never seen any Banksy’s for real, I decided to check that out first. It had just opened, so I was the first one inside.
I will share some of my favorite Banksy pieces here. The Dali exhibit contained different stuff than the usual items you know of him. It didn’t strike a chord with me. I’m sure for the Dali connoisseur it would have been great though.
After Banksy I headed to the Rijksmuseum for some of my favorite paintings of the likes of Rembrandt, Vermeer and contemporaries. It’s hard to grasp the incredible collection of art in that single building. Here are a few of my faves.
Who are your favorite artists to find in museums? And which museums are your favorites?