Recently I was fortunate to visit a friend in Brussels and travel to surrounding cities, including Bruges, Antwerp, Ghent, Paris, and Amsterdam. Of course, several art museums were on our itinerary. Of all those I visited, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam was my favorite. Van Gogh’s artwork was displayed for the most part sequentially so you could trace his development as an artist. Viewing his work’s evolution from pieces like the “The Potato Eaters,” to the “Sunflowers,” to “Almond Blossom” (my favorite), and all the pieces in between was extraordinary. I especially enjoyed seeing how he discovered new paint materials and introduced bright colors into his artwork.
If Amsterdam is in your near or distant travel plans, I recommend making a reservation at this museum!