Local Heart, Global Soul

May 21, 2019

Now That’s A HUGE Body!

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Another bundle of posts today, all relating to leisure time, recreational activities around the Netherlands.

The first one from the Garderen Sand Sculpture festival is all about museums.

The information board translates as: “Museums”:

‘ The Netherlands has about 700 museums; each with  different theme. Art, history, architecture, education, science, archaeology, technology, transport, communication, war and many more.

Here are a few examples: Corpus with a journey through the human body, Madam Tussauds with its collection of wax statues of famous people and the National Military Museum. An interesting museum for everybody’s taste.”

The Corpus building is in Leiden and fronts onto the (A44) highway, so if you are heading from the Hague to Amsterdam (or Schiphol airport) then you will see the massive figure that is built into the side of the building.

Visitors need to be eight years of age.

Himself and I haven’t been to visit here yet but both of our children have and they said they enjoyed the trip and found it “quite interesting”.

This is maybe high praise coming from teenagers who usually just grunt or mumble something or say “t’was ok” when asked about most things.

They are both bilingual so I have no clue how it is to visit if you don’t speak Dutch: if information boards are in English or not for instance. These are not the things that kids notice but foreign visitors or bloggers do!

I took photographs of the Corpus Sand sculpture from the angles if looks like as you drive past it on the highway.

The Anne Frank museum is a continual visitor favourite, I’d recommend getting there some time before opening time because there are often literal queues around the block.

The “Girl with the Pearl Earing”  (Meisje met de parel”) 1665, is one of the most world-famous paintings by Johannes Vermeer, who is one of the masters in the Dutch Golden Age of painting.

The last photograph depicts the “Rietveld Schröder House”,(Rietveld Schröderhuis) in Utrecht (Prins Hendriklaan) which is located Utrecht at Prins Hendriklaan 50 and is one of the most famous examples of De Stijl- architecture.

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Corpus: A Journey Through The Human Body

Netherlands National Military Museum / Nationaal Militair Museum

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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