“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
Day and night frozen in time, Amsterdam.
Lars van den Brink photographed from a fixed place for several hours and then captures one day in a photo. With the help of image editor Martin van Zwol he constructed one image of all those pictures. Cityscapes full ofsmall human stories in different time dimensions. Coutesy of the artist and Sophie Maree Gallery, from May 31st until June 5th. Extracted from NRC Handelsblad – 30/05/2017.
The Lowland Landscapes
The Netherlands is a fascinating and compact destination. It has the well-kept traditional villages, vibrant contemporary cities and wonderful Dutch people.
The Hague is one of the most extraordinary cities in Holland. Not just because it is our government city, but also because of its many monuments, historic districts and its location near the beautiful North Sea coastline. The Hague is also known as ‘the Royal City by the Sea’ and is called ‘the residence city’.
The highlights include the ancient parliament complex, De Binnenhof, The Royal Palace, The Boulevard of Lange Voorhout, Peace Palace, Madurodam: Holland in miniature and the Scheveningen beach.
Haarlem is a city outside of Amsterdam in the northwest Netherlands. Once a major North Sea trading port surrounded by a defensive wall, it retains its medieval character of cobblestone streets and gabled houses. It’s the center of a major flower-bulb-growing district, and famous for its outlying tulip fields, art museums and hofjes (almshouses built around leafy courtyards).
A beautiful historic city center, famous museums, shops, restaurants and the beach around the corner: the city that has everything. From hidden courtyards from bygone times to trendy concept stores. From medieval church to terrace on the water. From Dutch Masters to French star chefs. From antique market to pop concert. Be surprised by the sights, boutiques and picturesque squares, by the old and contemporary artists, the Burgundian atmosphere and the rich history.
The city is closed to Amsterdam and can be easiliy combined with the visit to the windmill park Zaanse Schans.