One weekend, two exhibitions

For the second weekend in a row I was travelling. And as I didn’t have a lot of time during the week, the result was: no posts on the blog. Not that there is nothing to write. I just don’t have time. So, what did I do this weekend, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December 2022? Unfortunately the weather was cold and grey, and I can’t say I really like my outdoor photos.

As there were two exhibitions I really wanted to see I decided to make it a weekend trip, as both would involve a train ride. I started very early, and as later turned out, I missed the bit of snow that the city of Groningen got on Saturday. After a bit over three hours I reached Tilburg. Groningen is in the northeast of The Netherlands, Tilburg in the south. I was nicely in time, but it was awfully cold out there too. Strolling around in the city centre I had a quick look at a royal statue, monument and the former palace of King Willem II.

Then it was time to head for the TextielMuseum. You might have heard the new curtains for the Chinese room at Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague are currently exhibited in this museum, as well as the old 200 years old curtains that they are replacing. After a well-deserved break in the museum café, I headed to nearby Breda, a Nassau city, by train. Clearly something I should do again when the weather is better. I had booked a nice hotel in this city.

I left Breda by train in the morning for Amsterdam. I really wanted to see the Queen Juliana exhibition in the New Church. Luckily it was less cold. Because I arrived a bit early I took some time trying to take pictures of the Dam Square and the Christmas tree in front of the Royal Palace. As afterwards I bought a few books I decided to go straight home instead of hanging around longer. Unfortunately my train was delayed, but in the early evening I finally managed to get home.

Now I have some overused muscles, but it was well worth the trip I think at least. For now just a quick report, more is to follow later.

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