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Old April 21st, 2013, 09:04 AM
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Default all the museums are shut.....

So we are joining Avalon vista next Sunday (28.4). Thought we would go and see the Nightwatchman picture at the museum. Sorry that is shut as the Queen is throwing a party on 29th.
So then I thought we will go and see the Van Gogh museum. Sorry they are being moved to a new home , or back to their old home, one of the 2. Anyway that is closed 25-30.4.13, so that one is out of the window...
I guess there is the torture museum, not sure if I fancy that one though......
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Old April 21st, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Cool Sorry, always the "red light district",haha

similar situation with us .Did get to see (barely) the Van Gogh,but was SO CROWDED it was impossible to see anything.Did go to Anne Frank house,took canal tour,and YES we DID red light district.Not THAT BAD,DH got a kick out of it,I was just embarassed.Try to have fun.
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Check out the Rembrandt House.
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The Dutch Queen is resigning and her son is becoming king. So the whole Netherlands are celebrating. That´s why everything is shut down.

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The Dutch Queen is resigning and her son is becoming king. So the whole Netherlands are celebrating. That´s why everything is shut down.

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Well I just wish she had checked with me first!!!!!!!
I would have asked her to pick another date...
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The Van Gough collection is temporarily being displayed at the Hermitage museum. We saw it earlier this month.
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Is the Hermitage Museum open that day? That is really interesting, especially if you like Russian history.
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The Dutch Queen is resigning and her son is becoming king. So the whole Netherlands are celebrating. That´s why everything is shut down.

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Queen's Day has been a great Holiday for years . . . This year will be even better. Visitors in the Netherlands are advised to wear their orange . . .
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Smile Hermitage Museum

The exhibit at the Hermitage Museum keeps changing. We just missed the Russian exhibit when we were there. Look on line to check it out.

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Just wander around the city. It's a great walking city.

http://www.travelsnippetsandmore.com...m-holland.html

The map of the walking tour is thanks to another cruise critic member ... and the link in my post will take you to that member's web site and lots more Amsterdam information
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As far as I know Hermitage will be open:

http://www.hermitage.nl/en/
Also Rembrandthuis: http://www.rembrandthuis.nl/index.php?item=0&lang=en
Other interesting museums:
http://www.museumvanloon.nl/eng/home.php

http://www.opsolder.nl/eng/home.php
http://www.jhm.nl/english
http://www.willetholthuysen.nl/en/node/43
http://www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl/?t=English
http://www.stedelijk.nl/en

Indeed many fesitivities taking place around April 30, with the securities that are needed nowadays.
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Yes Amsterdam is a great place to just wander. A canal cruise is good too for a different perspective. It will be wonderful to visit Amsterdam on the historic occasion of the new King`s accession. Much more memorable than visiting museums - its living history! The atmosphere will be fantastic I hope you enjoy it.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 06:24 AM
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Thank you very much, lots of ideas here. It's our first river cruise...
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The Van Gogh exhibit will be in transit from April 26 - April 30th. It will be returning to the refurbished Van Gogh museum.

http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/vgm/inde...ge=101&lang=en
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Just wander around the city. It's a great walking city.

http://www.travelsnippetsandmore.com...m-holland.html

The map of the walking tour is thanks to another cruise critic member ... and the link in my post will take you to that member's web site and lots more Amsterdam information
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Default Thanks for the link, Diane!

Diane, I appreciate so much the link to your website and its very useful information. But especially, I would like to thank you for your link in the article to the walking tours in the Netherlands. I had been trying in vain to post that link on a Roll Call for our trip to Norway since we leave from Rotterdam and many people will be spending time in the Netherlands before our departure. Thanks again!!
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Diane, I appreciate so much the link to your website and its very useful information. But especially, I would like to thank you for your link in the article to the walking tours in the Netherlands. I had been trying in vain to post that link on a Roll Call for our trip to Norway since we leave from Rotterdam and many people will be spending time in the Netherlands before our departure. Thanks again!!
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What a day it must have been in Amsterdam yesterday. The TV pictures of the new King and Queen were beautiful. What a lovely couple with their three little girls. Seeing all the happy orange people made me feel quite patriotic- and I`m not even Dutch!! Was anyone from a river cruise ship there?
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Default Don't forget the Stedelijk (Municipal) Museum of Modern Art

What a week it must have been in Amsterdam!

Now that the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are reopened, I've gotta' urge people to not overlook the excellent Stedelijk museum of modern art in Museum Square across from the Rijks. It has an excellent collection of art from 19th c impressionists and later and has a superb industrial design collection. It takes about 2 hours and makes an excellent addition to a visit to its neighbor.
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