Saturday, 2 May 2009

Amsterdam - Part 2


I went to a few museums in Amsterdam, namely the Van Gogh museum, the Katten Kabinet (a museum dedicated solely to cats!) and a sculpture park near Apeldoorn called the Kroller Muller museum.

At the moment there is a special exhibition on at the Van Gogh museum, called Van Gogh and the Colours of the Night, centred around the famous Starry Night painting. The night time scenes are my favourite of Van Gogh's works, I much prefer them to his still lifes, so I really enjoyed having a closer look at the works on show.


The Katten Kabinet is a funny place; its owner apparently started it in memory of his dead cat (shown above!) But it's worth a visit, especially as there's a brilliant selection of cat posters to be bought at the shop!

The website explains:

"The Cat Cabinet was founded in commemoration of the red and frisky Tom Cat John Pierpont Morgan, the life-long companion and buddy of the museum's founder, Bob Meijer."


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