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Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

June 13th, 2008

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

The Van Gogh Museum is located on Paulus Potterstraat 7 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The museum is home to more than 200 of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings. In fact, it is the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the world! Drawings and letters from the famous artist are also on display. Guided and audio tours are available through the museum.

Tips for getting the most out of your visit

  • Go to the information desk and pick up a free leaflet (available in 8 languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian). The leaflet contains a biography of Van Gogh’s life and can be used while watching the presentation on the first floor of Van Gogh’s life in chronological order. The leaflet also contains a map of the entire museum by floor.
  • The audio tour is offered in 9 languages including Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin. If you are going to be visiting in a group you will need to make reservations in advance. If you are visiting with children ask about the Children’s Audio Tour (for children ages 7 to 12).
  • The Van Gogh multimedia tour uses PDA technology to take visitors on a tour through the museum featuring reproductions, stories, photos, letters, drawings, interviews, film clips, music and games. This tour is available in English and Dutch.
  • Don’t forget to stop by the Van Gogh Museum Shop. They have tons of informative books and magazines about Van Gogh and other artists from the 19th century.
  • The museum is accessible for disabled visitors.
  • To get to the museum take tram number 2 and 5 from the Central Station. Here is a map of the location below:

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Museum Het Rembrandt in Amsterdam

June 6th, 2008

Museum Het Rembrandt in Amsterdam

Museum Het Rembrandt

The Museum Het Rembrandt is actually the artist’s 17th century house. Rembrandt lived and worked in the house from 1639 to 1658. The house has been recreated and very little of the original home remains but his artwork in displayed along with other artists from the 17th century on the upper levels of the home. The home has 10 rooms and is a sight to see itself.

Tips for getting the most out of your visit

  • But sure to check out the demonstrations of how Rembrandt created his sketch art.
  • Sketches are located in the new building attached to the old house
  • You can purchase reproductions of Rembrandt’s work as full sized prints or postcards in the museum’s gift shop

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The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

June 2nd, 2008

The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

The Anne Frank House is located at #263 Prinsengracht in the center of Amsterdam. This is the infamous house where Anne Frank and 8 others hid during Nazi Germany. Their story was captured by Anne Frank and later discovered in the dairies she kept. On May 3rd 1960 the Anne Frank House officially opened as a museum. The museum is well preserved and contains many original objects on display including Anne Frank’s diary. Guests can walk through the house where there are different rooms with exhibits, including the actual hiding place behind the bookshelf door.

What you should know before you visit the museum:

  • The museum is open daily, check the official museum’s website for times here: The Anne Frank House Opening Hours & Admission Prices
  • Set aside at least one hour to explore the house. There are no tours or tour guides, only a tour brochure with background information about each room which is available at the entrance.
  • Due to the steep stairway, this museum is not accessible to guests with walking difficulties

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X Scream at the Stratosphere - Calling all Adrenaline Junkies

April 3rd, 2008

About 1,000 feet above the Las Vegas Strip you can find one of the most unique and extreme rides available today, the X Scream. This ride resides at the top of the Stratosphere restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The X Scream acts like teeter-totter and is suspended 27 feet over the Stratosphere Tower. Watch the video below.

If anyone has been on this ride, please share your experiences. :-)

 

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