Van Gogh museum on 18.10.2016

Since I loved Amsterdam so much, we decided to spend another day there while on our fall  break in the Netherlands. I also love 17th-20th century art and my mom (who’s already been to Amsterdam before) recommended that I visit the museum.

I wanted to learn more Dutch while in the museum so I could practice talking even more so we picked some art related words and sentences, like:

art – Kunst – taide

artist – kunstenaar -taiteilija

I really love this painting –  Ik vind dit schilderij heel mooi – Minä rakastan tätä taulua paljon.

I love these colours – Ik hou van deze kleuren – Minä rakastan näitä värejä

Van Gogh is an amazing artist – Van Gogh is een geweldige artiest – Van Gogh on mahtava taiteilija

What year is this painting from – Van welk jaar is dit schilderij? – Miltä vuodelta tämä taulu on?

Can you tell me about this painting? – Kunt u mij iets over dit schilderij vertellen? – Voitteko kertoa minulle tästä taulusta?

Can I take a photo? – Mag ik een foto nemen? – Voinko ottaa kuvan?

Can I eat here? – Mag ik hier eten? – Voinko syödä täällä?

Where’s the bathroom ? – Waar is de wc? – Missä vessa on?

I didn’t do as great with these sentences as I did with the earlier ones in Amsterdam (I couldn’t remember them as easily) but I’m still happy with my progress. It was great to enjoy Amsterdam some more and see more of the city.

Patty’s being really persistent about learning Finnish, which is great since she always wants to learn even when it’s hard.

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