A Weekend in Amsterdam.
We have just had the pleasure of a long weekend in Amsterdam with some good friends.
It was really very enjoyable and our travel on Eurostar was excellent as was the hotel we stayed in called the INK Hotel. It was only about 15 minutes walk from the Central Station and is very good, I would recommend it if you are there. I would also recommend three restaurants too that we found whilst there. They were Haesje Claes, a great Dutch food restaurant, Indrapura, a terrific Indonesian style restaurant with music and BakkersWinkel a great place for breakfast near to our hotel.
As well as looking around Amsterdam and taking a Canal tour we spent a day at Keukenhof Gardens where each spring they display their fabulous collections of flowers but especially Tulips. These displays of Tulips are nothing short of fantastic!
So in amongst the eating, walking, and museum visits, I managed just two very quick watercolours of the buildings of Amsterdam and one of some bulb fields and countryside which was inspired by a postcard I saw in the shops!
The building ones are in a style I don’t often employ using pen and ink and washes which seemed appropriate for these subjects.
I hope you will like these and our Amsterdam recommendations
Posted on April 14, 2016, in Paintings from our travels and tagged Amsterdam, Landscape, Paintings from our travels, watercolors, Watercolours. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
Beautiful work Brian!
These are all wonderful but I LOVE the second painting of the buildings. SO charming! And I am completely jealous of your ability to travel to so many fabulous destinations. I have a friend who flew to Iceland yesterday and is en route to Amsterdam tomorrow … I’m planning to live vicariously through her Facebook postings. I can only imagine how beautiful it must be!
Travel, the delight of retirement!
Thanks for the very nice comment.
Pass on my restaurant ideas for Amsterdam to your friend, they were good!
Iceland,another one for the future!
“one of some bulb fields and countryside which was inspired by a postcard I saw in the shops!”
Brian, that postcard was from a photo take by me! Very nice to see that it inspired you to make such a nice drawing from it. I love your work.
Jaap Hart, Netherlands
Hi Jaap. Thanks for the nice comment,such a good photo,we were around Amsterdam and went to the bulb fields but never saw as good scene as the one you took