During the last day we visited an influential interior design shop called Droog. It has pioneered the careers of designers such as Marcel Wanders who I mentioned in the Stedlijk post.
After this, some students and myself went for a walk around Amsterdam with our cameras to get a feel for the culture. We visited the flower market, Europe’s largest condom shop, an amazing hand made chocolate shop, a paper craft shop ( I nearly didn’t leave) as well as many independent galleries. This was the best day for me as I felt we covered the most ground, overall I really enjoyed the trip.
On the second day in Amsterdam we visited the Stedelijk Museum as covered by my previous post. After this we went and had lunch in Vondel Park. It is a beautiful open space with ornamental lakes, wild parrots and plenty of dog walkers.
On our second full day in Amsterdam, we took the students to the Stedelijk Museum. ‘The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is an international museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design.’ I really enjoyed it here, there was a lot of photo opportunities as well as an amazing exhibition by Marcel Wanders. Plus I had the best lunch in their cafe ever! 🙂
I recently went on a trip to Amsterdam with the Graphic Design BA course at Havering College, as I am a trainee teacher. We stayed at the Hans Brinker and were there for 4 nights and 3 days. I had a fantastic time and really learned a lot, whilst taking my own photos as well 😛
We went into Utrecht for the afternoon to see the De Stijl building, built by Rietveld Schroder.