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The Room in Amsterdam



 The Room 
watercolor in my sketchbook

The sketch above is of our hotel room in Amsterdam, this past week we took a family vacation there. Our favorite place is The Van Gogh Museum.  A strong recommendation to anyone who visits is to purchase advance e-tickets. They allow you to skip the very long line.

The museum has three floors. It is the largest existing collection of his paintings and drawings and includes many  letters written to his brother Theo. It is an incredible insight and understanding into the artist's life. I've never quite experienced a museum like this. To see his paintings up close is amazing. No book will ever get close to reproducing what he has achieved on canvas.

No photography is allowed in the museum, I've added this video to hopefully give an idea of the place. I really like how they have made it so interactive to the point that little kids run around interested: it is not your usual boring museum visit. Vincent would be surely pleased to see so many people inspired by his talent.








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  1. Bonjour Célia,
    Ton aquarelle est vraiment belle, c'est un beau souvenir d'Amsterdam ♥ et je te remercie pour le petit vidéo de ce Musée, ça donne vraiment envie de le visiter!

    Je t'embrasse et bon week end

    Manon

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    1. Thank you Manon, you are so sweet!! A warm hug to you!!

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  2. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam! It has been a long time since I visited the Van Gogh Museum, I must go there again soon. Thanks for the video!

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    1. It is a great town, we had a fun visit. You are lucky to have it close!

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  3. Great sketch Celia. Very reminiscent of the chair paintings by Van Gogh. Isn't Amsterdam fabulous. The Museum is one of my favourites too. So glad you and your family got to enjoy it. Thanks for the clip.

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    1. Thank you so much Laura! It is a wonderful city, we had fun exploring it!

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  4. The Room - great little memory sketched. I have been lucky enough to visit the museum a few years ago, loved Amsterdam, happy travels Celia

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    1. I'm happy you have been there already! It is worth the whole visit, thanks for commenting!!

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  5. Wow! Great post Celia! I certainly agree with Laura Moore! Even before I read that you were at the Van Gogh museum I immediately thought of Van Gogh's Chair Painting! Well done! Also love your recent Apricot painting! I am so glad you had a chance to see the Van Gogh Museum! Van Gogh is certainly up there with all my favorite painters. Take care buddy and enjoy Amsterdam!!!
    Michael Lover Of Anything Van Gogh!

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    1. You are so very kind and supportive Michael!! I know how much you love Van Gogh and thought of you while there. I'm so happy you have seen this special place! :-)

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  6. Great sketch Celia - glad to see you had time to do some art on your holiday and that you had such a wonderful time. The museum was one of the highlights of my European trip nearly 30 years ago!! His art is amazing and Amsterdam is such a wonderful place to visit!

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I'm very happy you made it up there and got to enjoy it too!

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  7. Beautiful sketch with Van Gogh bright colors. Great that you had enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam. I could not remember when was the last time I visited the museum but yeah that time the line for the ticket booth was also long.

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    1. It is nice they offer the possibility, instead the Anne Frank Museum was a three hour wait! Thank you for your kind comment and visit Cora!

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  8. Thank you.
    I'm always amazed when I see a new Van Gogh I hadn't seen before.

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    1. Oh,me too!! Thank you for your visit and comment!!

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    2. Oh,me too!! Thank you for your visit and comment!!

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  9. Lovely aquarella Celia and also a sweet reminder of your vacation. Thanks for sharing this visit to the museum!

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    1. Thank you Helen, I am happy your enjoyed it!

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  10. Oh Celia always love when you share a page from your sketch book.
    What a great place to spend a vacation. Enjoyed the video. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you have a delightful week.


    ike a super place to visit. Thank you for the video. His work was amazing. What a

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and comment,Debbie!!

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  11. Looks like a nice cosy reading corner in your room. Nicely done! Sounds like a fun vacation. I remember visiting the Van Gogh Museum back in the 70s. It was one of the highlights of my trip to Amsterdam.

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    1. I'm happy you've already been there Joan! Thanks for stopping by to comment!

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  12. Your painting has much to catch the eye with the beautiful patterns and color variations...just like he did . I prefer the later years of his paintings - the beginning were waaaaay too brown for me.
    I have never been to the museum so I really enjoyed the clip to get the idea of its scope. A Great post - thanks Celia.

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    1. I'm happy you like the post ,Julie, thank you for your very kind comment!!

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  13. Your painting has much to catch the eye with the beautiful patterns and color variations...just like he did . I prefer the later years of his paintings - the beginning were waaaaay too brown for me.
    I have never been to the museum so I really enjoyed the clip to get the idea of its scope. A Great post - thanks Celia.

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  14. I love your sketch of your room Celia! Thank you for sharing the clip about the museum, I think it would be wonderful to see his work up close and in person. He was such an interesting and talented artist. Amsterdam l am sure would be wonderful place to visit. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I'm happy you like the clip, definitely worth visiting! Thank you for your visit and comment Debi!

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  15. Your post was very nicely written. I’ll be back in the future for sure!
    Cigarette Machines

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