Off to the Netherlands

I’m heading off on my cycle trip of the Netherlands. The planned round trip starts at Alphen aan den Rijn then Haarlem – Zandvoort maybe taking in the Keukenhof Gardens – circle north of Amsterdam to Marken – ferry to Volendam – Edam – Hoorn – Enkhuizen (visit the Zuiderzee open air museum) – cross the Houtribdijk to Lelystad (that will be the big day especially if the wind is against me) – Kampen – Zwolle – Appeldoorn – visit the Hoge Veluwe national park and the Kroller Muller Museum – Amersfoort – Utrecht – then back to Alphen.

I’m going to make a real effort to take in as many art galleries as I can but am disappointed to find that the¬†Mauritshuis gallery in the Hague will be closed for renovation, However research has found that Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” will be on display at the¬†Gemeentemuseum in the Hague for the first few days of my trip. So I may get to see it.

I’ll be blogging my trip as often as I can so watch this site from about Wednesday 23 May.

I’m adding (below) a few paintings I’ve done recently. All of these will be exhibited over the next few months in Various group shows. More info later!

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