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Charming Architecture, Fantastic Museums, an Iconic Hotel and Great Antiquing Make Amsterdam a Treat

Bob Richter | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
Bob Richter

Truth be told, the pot and the prostitution were minor challenges compared to what I consider to be the thing that is the most irksome about the city: Its countless bicycles coming at you from every direction.

Terminally Ill Woman's Dying Wish To See Rembrandt Exhibit For Last Time Is Fulfilled

The Associated Press | Posted 03.06.2015 | Good News

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- A Dutch charity has granted a terminally ill woman's dying wish, wheeling her into Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum on a special bed for a pr...

What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.

Everything You Need To Know About Rembrandt's Last 20 Years

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.14.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — There are few artists with a more famous face than Rembrandt. The Dutch master painted himself repeatedly throughout his career. Four...

Rembrandt is in. Putin is out.

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The photograph on the front page of today's New York Times took me by surprise and, to be honest, threw me for a loop. Here is President Barack Obam...

Finding Art, Music And Comfort In Amsterdam

Edward Schneider | Posted 09.30.2013 | Travel
Edward Schneider

It had been more than eight years since we were in Amsterdam. When the much-reconfigured Rijksmuseum re-opened, we were ready for another visit to the Netherlands. It was just a matter of following our usual practice of finding a musical event around which to build an itinerary.

10 Museum Re-Openings and Expansions to Watch

MutualArt | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
MutualArt

Go big or go home seems to be the motto in museums today. Since the dawn of the blockbuster exhibitions of the 1980s museums have been actively competing for your entertainment dollars.

Could LA Museums Be More Generous to the Public?

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Having lived in Los Angeles for more than 30 years, I remember a sense of frustration about the fact that, throughout the 1980's, the New York Times...

Traveling Abroad with LA in Your Backpack

Edward Goldman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Traveling abroad provides a welcome opportunity to step away from the routine and obligations of everyday life. But when you are lucky enough to liv...

Art For All Is Good For Everyone

Michael Drew | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Michael Drew

I'm all for open-source. I recommend that writers with whom I work give away their work, either by chapters or the whole book. This usually leads to a...

Rijksmuseum Officially Opens Its Doors

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.13.2013 | Arts

AMSTERDAM — Amid brass bands and a daytime fireworks display, the Netherlands' Queen Beatrix on Saturday officially reopened the Rijksmuseum, th...

Dutch Artists On Display At Newly Renovated Rijksmuseum

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 06.04.2013 | Arts

AMSTERDAM — The Rijksmuseum, the National Museum of the Netherlands, is finally set to reopen to the public, with Rembrandt van Rijn's masterpie...

How To Fight Boredom At Schiphol Airport

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 05.27.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

It's always hard knowing what to do on a layover, unless you are lucky enough to be at an airport that has been perfectly designed for travelers. Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is one such delightful locale, with so much to see and do it makes you want to stay longer.

Rembrandt Painting Is Back

AP | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts

AMSTERDAM — Rembrandt's iconic masterpiece the "Night Watch" has been painstakingly returned to the main building of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum bef...

Amsterdam Prepares To Cut Some Ribbons

Rick Steves | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

About 1.5 million people tour the Van Gogh Museum annually. Many of them used to visit on hallucinogenic mushrooms, but a 2008 law now prohibits selling 'shrooms.

Plunging into Amsterdam's Art World

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Going on a short press trip to Europe is never a walk in the park. It is more like a headfirst plunge into the local art scene: Exploring, tasting, inhaling it 24/7. And that's exactly how it was during my recent visit to Amsterdam.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Disciple: What Degas Learned From Rembrandt

David Galenson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

In 1856, 22-year-old Edgar Degas left the prestigious Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris just a year after he had enrolled.

Museumageddon Puts Amsterdam Tourism At Risk

Posted 11.22.2011 | Arts

Visitors to the Dutch capital next year intending to visit its three leading art museums will need to plan their trip carefully—or they might be dis...

Was Goya A Traitor To The Spanish Cause?

Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

A new painting by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya has been discovered underneath his portrait of Judge Don Ramón Satué at the Rijksmuseum in Amste...

Van Gogh Museum Closing For Renovations

AP | Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts

AMSTERDAM — The Van Gogh Museum is shutting its doors for six months for renovations starting next year, its director said Friday, becoming the ...

PHOTOS: Europe's Art Fair 'Mecca' Is Back With $1.4 Billion Worth Of Art

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) is back: The art-lover’s “Mecca” returns in 2011 (March 18-27), as collectors, gallerists...

Balaam Sculpture Sheds Light On Differing Christian And Jewish Views Of Prophecy

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Although he often was considered a villain, theology also considered Balaam as a prophet who played a role in the history of salvation, by predicting the coming of Christ.

'Moon Rock' Displayed In Dutch Museum Is Really Petrified Wood

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — It's not green cheese, but it might as well be. The Dutch national museum said Thursday that one of its prized possessions, a rock ...

Vermeer's "Milkmaid" Coming To The Metropolitan Museum of Art

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Johannes Vermeer's masterpiece "The Milkmaid" is coming to New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art for a special exhibition on the...