title: Days in life in Amsterdam
slug: days-in-life-in-amsterdam
date: 2013-06-30
tags: Travelogue

Rembrandt’s Night Watch in Rijksmuseum

While art works are some of the most fascinating things to see in a Dutch museum like Rijksmuseum, the pattern of visitors who absorb the arts is also more interesting.

Rembrandt at Rijksmuseum

A must visit museum in Amsterdam is Rijksmuseum.

Rembrandt's Night Watch at Rijksmuseum

Night Watch at Rijksmuseum

Night Watch at Rijksmuseum

Night Watch at Rijksmuseum

The Night Watch or The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq

Inside Rijksmuseum, a Dutch natinoal museum in Amsterdam, Holland

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Life in action inside Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam, Holland

The two series of images are remarkable, at least to me.

Google+; Auto Awesome: A series of photos taken during my visit to Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam;

2 hour train from Amsterdam to Enschede

These are photographs from May 24, 2013. It was when I stayed in Amsterdam for about a week touring one of the European cities I’ve dreamed of. On one of the days, with two other Dutch fellows, I took a train from Amsterdam to Enschede, a city in the eastern Netherlands in the province of Overijssel. This city is very close to Germany.

The best of my short stay in the Netherlands is visiting many magnificent museums. Even in this sleepy town, I also went around to check out its museums and arts exhibitions.

A visit to Marc-Jan Trapman, whom I worked with in from the late 1999 to the early 2000s.

With Marc-Jan, his wife, nephew and niece

A houseboat where I stayed: In Borneokade, Amsterdam

Houseboat in Borneokade, Amsterdam

A houseboat I rented for a week is located in Borneokade, Amsterdam

Daisy in Amsterdam

Some daisies on houseboat

The best houseboat in Amsterdam

There are two bedrooms; I stayed in the left one.

The best houseboat in Amsterdam

A kitchen in the houseboat

Borneokade, Amsterdam

A view of Borneokade, Amsterdam

Campsite in Amsterdam

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Camp site in Amsterdam

Tharum Bun's journey in Amsterdam

Camping in Amsterdam

Date taken: 30/05/2013

A brief visit to Butterfly Work
Inside the ButterflyWork

During my stay in Amsterdam last year, I had a chance to visit Butterfly Work, a do-tank which combines design with finding sustainable answers to international social issues.

Butterfly Work

I took the ferry behind Amsterdam Central station to the NDSM wharf before walking for about 5 minutes to get there.

What impressed me is its open space office and Dutch designs, including the bookshelf

Butterfly Work

Butterfly Work is housed in this cabin

On the ferry to Butterfly Work

On the ferry to 1033 RC Amsterdam

I first met Kersti Wissenbach and Emer Beamer during their trip to Phnom Penh back in 2010. This initial contact has enabled me to visit their workplace in Amsterdam about three years later.

Inner peace
Inner peace: Buddhism

taken at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Inner peace: Buddhism

Inner peace

Date taken 30/05/2013 17:12

Dimensions 2048 x 1371

File name DSC_2115.JPG

File size 492.67K

Camera NIKON D60

Focal Length 18 mm

Exposure 1/8

F Number f/3.5

ISO 400


Flash Not used

Exposure Bias -0.33 EV

Van Gogh Museum

Vincent van Gogh - Nuenen

Date taken: 29/05/2013

Van Gogh meseum

Date taken: 29/05/2013

Van Gogh

Date taken: 29/05/2013

Inside Van Gogh Museum

Date taken: 29/05/2013

Are we all European Union?
Are we all European Union?

Taken: 31 May 2013

Location: The Rijksmuseum Twenthe in Enschede, the Netherlands