We heard a superb concert at the famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, a lyrical and exciting program of Grieg. Our seats behind the stage gave us a great view of the very expressive conductor as he grinned wickedly at the percussionist, or encouraged the French horns, or closed his eyes in bliss in the sweet passages. Later we explored the museum district, including the brilliant Van Gogh museum, another wonderful day, but we have sore feet!
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Sounds really wonderful. Love the bicycles. That’s what I remember most about Amsterdam. 🙂
Amazing to us, but so perfect there, and no helmets!
I also love the bicycles. And I have never had seats behind the stage. That would be interesting.
It was wonderful, and S was drawing,so he loved it, a perfect view 🙂
I’m so glad you are finding the time to take us along with you! 🙂
While I can get access to wi-Fi I will post, when not I will try to catch up later!
Oh how delightful that you have time and wherewithal to post as you go, you’re going to have to hire bikes to save your feet !
Would love to try bikes, but it is a bit scary at first …. Maybe next visit, since S has decided Schipol is just right, he refuses to go through Heathrow after two nightmare experiences there ….. Don’t know how we will get to England to visit you, perhaps by ferry or train one day 🙂
Heathrow rocks, I love it! But I love any airport because it means I’m going somewhere 🙂 You have travelled around England before haven’t you? But prefer Ireland or have some connections there?
Yes we have been around England several times, but have ‘family’ to visit in Ireland … Maybe next trip we will get to England again, but not thru Heathrow!
Amsterdam is such a great city! I’ve never been to that concert hall, though. Thanks for taking me on the trip with you:)
So glad you enjoyed it mm, there were only two empty seats in the hall that I could see, so coming along with me was just perfect!
haha! I spent a few days, at 2 different times in Amsterdam, 30 years ago or so ………. one of the things I remember most was Anne Frank’s house, & the Reichsmuseum (esp. the Rembrandts!)
Neither of which we saw this time, so another treat for a future visit while youngest son lives in Paris 🙂
Oooh,how NICE to have such a loaded reason for going to Europe — !!