One of the best things about Amsterdam is the art history. So many significant artists lived, worked, were born and/or died here. One of my favorites is that tormented genius Vincent van Gogh. Living through the second-half of the nineteenth century, van Gogh was actually born in the southern Netherlands, only coming to Amsterdam to study theology before he really took up painting. Most of his career as an artist was spent in France.Nonetheless, Amsterdam is the location of the museum dedicated to his work and it is well-worth braving the often very long queues to see his paintings in the flesh, as it were.
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