Study Trip To Amsterdam

Study Abroad, Travel
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Rembrandt’s House (February 2016)

Though I have been working on my thesis for the past few weeks, I have mostly been reading a lot of academic articles and books to expand my knowledge on the subject of street art. Today I ventured to Amsterdam to interview an employee of a street art gallery and document several pieces in the city centrum. It felt great to accomplish something outside of a library setting and to meet artists in the industry. I was thrilled with this progress.

I also made some stops at a few places I have been wanting to visit, including Rembrandt’s house. He lived and worked in this home for over twenty years, and taught thousands of pupils in this space. It was fascinating to see this in real life. If you don’t know me that well, I love Rembrandt so much that I named my cat after him. True story.

I stopped into Oosterkerk and Westerkerk which are two beautiful churches dating back a few hundred years. And funnily enough, I learned about the history of tulips in Holland at the Amsterdam Tulip Museum. (It smelled so amazing inside – if you can only imagine!)

All in all, I had a fabulous day exploring one of my favourite cities.

One thought on “Study Trip To Amsterdam

  1. I adore following you, and how you notice the ship’s and ship themes. Thanks for that! You do know that when you come back to Kamloops, you will be heartbroken at how dull all our homes and buildings look, right? It happened to me, it’ll happen to you. ~smile~

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