Laurens Janszoon Koster was...
Laurens Janszoon Koster was proported to have inadvertently discovered the art of printing when he walked in the woods one day and cut pieces of wood bark into letter for his grandchildren's amusement. The letters fell in the sand and the impressions they left gave him the idea that it could be used for printing letters on paper. This was some twelve years prior to noted German, Gutenberg, printing his 42 line Bible, the first example of printing in book form.
The Teyler Museum, located in...
The Teyler Museum, located in the beautiful city of Haarlem, is the oldest museum in The Netherlands.
It was named after Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, the 18th Century merchant who bequeathed his fortune for the advancement of art and science.
Teyler's generosity resulted in 1784, in the opening of the first public Museum in The Netherlands.
Visiting this wonderful place is like making a fantastic voyage of discovery, starting millions of years ago and leading into the 21st Century.
The journey takes the visitors past fossils and minerals, from drawings and paintings to scientific instruments, medals and coins.
The Museum is not only renowned for its collection but also for its so impressive architecture, which is a splendid example of Dutch Classicism.
Of special interest is the museum's historic presentation, unchanged since the 18th and 19th Century, making it a true monument of more tan two Centuries of Dutch cultural History.
A new wing, opened in 1996, gives room to temporary exhibitions of great diversity!
My advice is: do go there and remember that from Amsterdam it will take only 15-20 minutes by train to reach HAARLEM.
Some smaller side streets in the city center have been made over by the residents.
Just adding some in green in streets give these streets a whole new and fresh look.
- Hiking and Walking
ST. BAVO BASILICA IS WONDERFUL..
ST. BAVO basilica is wonderful to visit......
Here you see a side aisle with the great afternoonsun through the windows!