Not long ago, on a beautiful summer day, we made another trip to Amsterdam. We walked along the river Amstel, saw the Begijnhof with it's 17th and 18th century houses and visited the museum Geelvinck or Hinlopen house.
The Geelvinck museum is a 17th century canal side mansion in the old centre of Amsterdam. The museum tells the story of Amsterdams regent families from the end of the golden century, when their power was at it's height, until the French Revolution, when it all changed. It has six period rooms which are all different in style. There is a red and a blue room, a Chinese room, a library, a huge entrance hall and a coach house were exhibitions are being held.
One of the reasons for visiting was to see the garden, which is very impressive. It is situated between the mansion and the coach house and is a mix between a French renaissance garden and a formal symmetrical French garden. It has a huge pond and beautiful fountain.
Both the house and the garden are worth visiting. You can find some more information here. We ended our day on a terrace along one of the canals, with the sun shining on our faces and a glass of cold white wine in front of us :-) .
Have a lovely day!