The Hunt for Vermeer

Amsterdam turned out to be one of my favourite places I’ve visited so far on this trip. It is certainly the prettiest – with the crooked houses, canals, bridges, and the beautiful weather we experienced.

It was also home to several works by Johannes Vermeer. It is my goal to see as many Vermeer paintings as I can, mostly because he painted my all-time favourite painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (and maybe because Colin Firth, Mr. Darcy himself, played Vermeer in the movie Girl with a Pearl Earring).

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Lovely, Lovely Amsterdam

Our friend, Brooke, messaged us while we were in Amsterdam to say, “I’M SO EXCITED THAT YOU’RE IN AMSTERDAM. Isn’t it the best?” Answer: heck yes it is! Amsterdam was one of my top cities to visit on this trip and after staying there for six days, it exceeded our expectations.

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