As promised, more pictures from the Netherlands. I've decided that brick is their national rock because they just don't have rocks like say, we do here in Texas which is a great place for a rock concert. Everything is made of brick, even most of the streets.
|Inside the train station.|
|The Rijk Museum, home of |
and I'm not talking golf.
The American Pilgrim Museum, is located in the oldest house in Leiden, built in the 1370. It is believed some pilgrims lived and preached in Leiden and left for America from its port. The people who own the building live up stairs. Down stairs are two small rooms which house the museum filled with artifacts.
Everything inside the museum is touchable. Including being able to sit in a chair made in the 1200s and reading a prayer book printed in the 1600s.
At right is the hearth that was only discovered/uncovered in 1990s. It is the only known workable hearth from the era in the Netherlands.
They used peat because it didn't spark.
This modest, modern looking building in Leiden (left), is the home in which Rembrandt was born on July 15, 1606. On the right, the building with the steep peaked roof is where he went to school to learn Latin and had his first drawing lessons. The square in front of the school, through which he probably walked every day, was also the place where public executions were held.
Leiden's town hall. One of the many churches.
If you'd really like to see more, let me know. I'll squeeze it in somewhere!