'In Almere is alles nieuw; daar is geen replica uit de Gouden Eeuw te vinden. Het heeft zijn korte geschiedenis, die meer is dan charme, en wie er goed kijkt zal het geen moeite kosten te zien dat de nieuwe stad en het nieuwe land ook mooi zijn, weergaloos.'

'Everything in Almere is new; there are no replica's from the Golden Age to be found here. It has a short history which is more than charm , and for those who observe carefully it will not be difficult to see that the new town and new land have an unparalleled beauty of their own.'

From: De ontdekking van Almere, H.J.A. Hofland

maandag 28 januari 2013

Nordic Art

We have a wunderful museum in Groningen. 
Alessandro Mendini is the headarchitect of this museum.

At this moment there is an exhibition of Nordic Art 1880-1920, 
the first of its kind in the Netherlands.

vrijdag 25 januari 2013

Museum Het Schip

Het Schip (“The Ship”) is an apartment building in the Spaardammerbuurt in Amsterdam, built in the architectural style of yhe Amsterdam School of Expressionist architecture.
The building was designed by Michel de Klerk (1884-1924).
It is the single most important example of this style of architecture, using the Brick Expressionism version.
The building vaguely resembles the outlines of a ship. Its appearance is very unconventional from all angles.
Designed in 1919, the building contains 102 homes for the working class, a small meeting hall and a post office, which is now a museum of the Amsterdam School. 
The exterior exudes an air of festivity and consists of bright orange bricks,
decked with minarets and other highlights.

zaterdag 5 januari 2013


Last week we were on the isle of Texel and we had a wunderful week.

I wish everyone a healthy and an inspired blogyear!