He remains misunderstood. Even now.

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

by Adam Jacot de Boinod

I must have visited Amsterdam twenty times or more, but each revisit is never a repeat. This wondrous city dons a myriad of canals with its very own phlegmatic and sociable inhabitants.

It is undoubtedly a city for all seasons. I love going back in the winter months when the gabled facades of the narrow houses are highlighted against the clear, crisp skies. There is the jubilant ‘Light Festival’ before Christmas with its luminescent sculptures projecting across the canals from the zoo to the station. Then in early Spring, the time is ideal for visiting Bloemenmarkt on Singel, the only floating flower market in the world, with an astonishing display of different coloured…

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