i stepped off the train at the central station and this drift of sweet-smelling bluish smoke greeted me. it took a moment to register :) -- what a nice welcome to Amsterdam! but really, i love this place. i rented a bicycle and just rode around the streets, stopping at a coffee shop here, going to a museum...more
i loved this museum. Van Gogh is one of my favorite artists, and this visit taught me a lot more about the person and his life, which enriched the experience of seeing his works up close. i took the self-guide tour and it was great.