Wednesday 29 March 2023

A Week Away in Belgium and the Netherlands - Highlights

We've just come back from a week away in Belgium and the Netherlands. We went because Simon really wanted to see the Vermeer exhibition at the Rijksmuseum and then places to visit and people to see got added until it turned into a week long road trip via Champagne, Tervuren, Ghent, Anterp, Amstelveen, Amsterdam and Normandy. Here are my three highlights to pique your interest, and I'll write more detailed posts over the next few weeks. Our grateful thanks go to Lisa and Simon, Caroline and Alexander, and Ingrid and Huub for hosting and generously showing us around their patches.

Ghent altarpiece, Belgium. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
The Ghent Altarpiece, a stupendous piece of medieval art.

Polder, Amstelveen, the Netherlands. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
A polder on the outskirts of Amstelveen, a haven for many waterfowl and waders.

Vermeer exhibition, Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands. Photo by Loire Valley Time Valley.
At the Vermeer exhibition, a once in a lifetime experience which sold out almost immediately.

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