We have a dream

“I don’t want to be judged by the colour of my skin but the content of my character.” Three role models; Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela share that shared this statement. An exhibition about these men who led extraordinary movements against racial discrimination and social injustice. Gandhi, King and Mandela became role models…

Masterpieces from Budapest

This past Sunday I visited the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem to see the Netherlandish  due to a radical renovation of the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum in Budapest. The exhibition shows exceptional seventeenth-century paintings from Haarlem artists alongside well-known Dutch and Flemish painters like Hendrick Avercamp, Jan Lievens and Anthony van Dyck. The painting “A Peacock Attacking a Rooster”…

Do you believe in fairytails?

Imagine a landscape in which you can be whomever you want and live the life you’ve dreamed of. When looking at this Fairytail Landscape from Carl-Henning Pedersen, a painter from Copenhagen, I can imagine myself in a world where everything is colourful where I feel free in a fantasy world and there is music and…

Friday night at Visaandeschelde

“This seafood restaurant on the Scheldeplein in Amsterdam-Zuid has been renowned throughout Amsterdam for years”….so they say. I had to checkout out myself as I love seafood. And I wasn’t disappointed! To celebrate the start of the weekend we ordered the fruits de mer plateau with half a lobster. Besides the beautiful amuses and bites…

The colorful exhibition “Play as Protest”

About my Sunday at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art. I have visited the Cobra museum several times now and it is always a pleasure. There CoBrA collection shows a wide range of the international Cobra movement, as well as revealing the dynamics between the various members of the group. The COBRA movement was a…

Alma Tadema – Classical charm

I was so amazed by the exhibition today from Alma Tadema – Klassieke verleiding (classical Charm) in the Fries Museum. Can I just say wow. His work is so beautiful. How he portrays his work on oilo panels and watercolor on paper and how he illustrates scenes from daily life is magnificent. If you have…

De Museumkaart

As I have big interests in learning about Arts I can’t leave the house without my Museumkaart. It’s a card that gives you free access to 400 museums in the Netherlands. And you only pay €59,90 per year which means if you are in Amsterdam you could go to Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum…

T.Rex in Town exhibition

Today I went to see the T. Rex in Town exhibition in Naturalis (Leiden) with my 4 year old daughter. And we were amazed! This is the only T.Rex skeleton in Europe which was excavated by a Dutch/American team in Montana (USA). It was really impressive to see the remains up close. If you get…

This Sunday…

Yes! My weekend starts now! On this third very cold weekend of January I’m planning to see the T.Rex in Town exhibition at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden this Sunday. I’m looking forward to stand face to face with the giant skeleton of, the largest predators ever on this earth, Tyrannosaurus rex which was excavated in…

My Sunday Diary

Hello! Welcome to my blog about Arts & Culture | Life. With My Sunday Diary I would like to share what I see, learn and experience about Arts & Culture. As I have a great interest in Arts & Culture writing about my journey on this blog challenges me not only to understand and engage with different groups…