An early departure gave us ample time to explore the bustling university city of Ghent, with its medieval Guild Houses, and impressive Castle of the Counts of Flanders, as well as the medieval Meat Hall and Baroque Fish Hall. The day culminated in a viewing of the Cathedral of St. Baaf, include the masterpiece of Jan van Eyck, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. Another short ride brought us to Antwerp, where we visited the brand new MAS Museum, affording spectacular views over the city and its port and we arrived at our Hotel on the Schelde River, the Antigone. That evening, a circuitous route in the old town, past the Renaissance Town Hall, brought us to the atmospheric hostelry called ‘De Pelgrom’ for a traditional meal under arched vaults and candle light.
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Early Morning departure from the hotel to Schiphol Airport to catch our return flights through Frankfurt on Lufthansa...
May Friday, May 24: The Hague and Concertgebouw
We took the train to The Hague, for a visit of the Gemeente Museum, with its impressive collection of Piet Mondrian pain...
May Thursday, May 23: Art and Culture in Amsterdam
The morning and afternoon were dedicated to two spectacular and only recently reopened museums: the Rijksmuseum, with it...
May Wednesday, May 22: Golden Age of Amsterdam
A visit to the monumental Portuguese Synagogue, the largest Jewish building in the seventeenth century, that also withst...
May Tuesday, May 21: Hidden Amsterdam
After acquiring our Museum Passes, we visited the clandestine Catholic Church of ‘Our Lord in the Attic,’ a vivid testim...