Amsterdam Getaway (cont’d) Museums

You can see those keyhole views for yourself in Amsterdam’s premier temple of art, the Rijksmuseum, the must-see museum for any first-time visitor.

At the moment (and until 2008!), the Rijks (as its is affectionately known) is in the midst of a major renovation, prompted by the discovery that the contractor responsible for an earlier revamping had left most of the asbestos intact. In the interim, the museum is presenting “The Masterpieces” in the compact Philips Wing.

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Boogaard’s B&B, An Amsterdam Find

The first thing you notice about Boogaard’s B&B in Amsterdam are the stairs. Then there are the stairs. Oh yes, and did I mention the stairs? Suffice it to say there are a lot of them, steep and shallow, then narrow and winding.

Now that I’ve given fair warning to those who hate to (or can’t) climb stairs, let me hasten to add that the climb to the top is worth it. I did it with one of the heaviest bags I’ve ever taken on a trip (that’s a whole ‘nother story) and I’m glad I did.
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