The last time I was in Amsterdam was probably 40 years ago. I missed out on the museums, so this time, they were on top of my list of things to do, just above the tulip gardens.

Our first stop after checking into our hotel was a visit to the Van Gogh Museum. Unfortunately, they do not allow any photography. The building is beautiful and the exhibit was stunning.

Screen Shot 2015-05-08 at 3.33.18 PMI downloaded all these pictures from the Museum website.5169618595348480

The Bedroom – Arles in 1888, Oil on canvas.  The museum’s research showed that the contrasting colors of this painting are the result of discoloration over the years. Apparently the walls and the door were originally purple and not blue.6278949055234048

Self Portrait with Straw Hat – September 1887, Oil on cardboard5649448315125760

 Field with Irises near Arles – Arles, May 1888 – Oil on canvas

Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890). This year is the 125th anniversary of his death. Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm and until 10 pm on Fridays.