Posted: 04/08/2016 at 20:34
OH and I went to Amsterdam and the Hague in February because, for once, all the Vermeers were at home and on display instead of being cleaned or out on loan or their gallery being renovated which has been the case on all previous trips over the last 25 years.
The VG gallery cost about the same but had very few actual VGs on display and none of the really famous ones except for a poster in one spot saying "sorry, these sunflowers are being cleaned".
The bulbs are good though. Spotted loads I fancied in the flower market, especially colourful bearded irises but decided to wait and buy them in the Hague so as not to have to carry them all day. Not one, not anywhere, not even at the biggest (sic!) street market in Europe.