Visiting museums, being cultural.
This weekend was Museumweekend 2009. In short that means that all the museums in the country have free admission for those 2 days. Pretty neat considering some of them can be quite pricey!
So we set something up with mom for sundaymorning and left really early so we could make the most out of it. First we went to the Naturalis, which is more like an exhibit of fossils, stuffed animals, et al combined with weird technological gizmos showing off all the traits of the world (like energy).
We’ve been there quite a few times and there were a little too many kids there for my tastes (loud noises), so we went off to the next one. We got on a shuttle bus and arrived at the next place: “Het Museum van Oudheden”. (literally: Museum of Antiquities). This one has a lot of neat stuff from the Egyptian dynasties, intact sarcophagi, any statues, and even a few mummies! :D
Then we were off to the Hortus Botanicus; in essence a huge garden and greenhouse. We didn’t venture very far into the greenhouse part because we were deterred by creepy crawlers. I freak out easily. We did walk around the gardens for a while tho. It’s very pretty but a little too early for most thigns to blossom. Did see a ton of frogs though! :)
On our way back to the car we passed one last museum we decied to take a look around in. This was the Sieboldhouse. Named after Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold. Now, honestly, I don’t really have a clue who this guy is but apparently it has something to do with Japan. I just now he collects weird things. He also stuffed his own dog. We didn’t stay very long in this one so I can’t tell you too much about it. :P
I took about 160 photos so if you wanna take a look at the entire gallery just visit my Google+..
Oh yeah, I even got Sha to take a picture or two of me! :D
Don’t mind the retarded smile/smirk. I have no idea what i was on. :P