Sunday, 13 April 2014
The Rijks Museum all new and shiny
I missed it on my last trip to the Dutch capital by a few weeks, so I have and to wait patently for the next opportunity to reacquaint myself with the wonderful Rembrandts, three Vermeers and the handful of Van Goghs in the collection.
'Why?' I asked him in return.
'Because I am asking you nicely,' he said.
'No, why are you asking me.'
'Because the King and Queen are coming with the Queen of Sweden.'
'They're only people,' I said indigently and reluctantly moving away.
I felt like adding, And I bet they haven't paid their 15 euros each to get in. As you tell I am not a fan of any kind of privilege. It rather put me off the rest of my visit, but don't let that stop you, the royal family don't live in the Rijks Museum.