Monday, 5 July 2010

Expat Life: Visiting Museums with the Museumkaart

30 June 2010

We decided to enjoy a summer afternoon together in Utrecht. I and my dear friend from Catalunha, Raquel.

From Utrecht


I wanted to see the Museum CatharijneConvent. She agreed.

From Utrecht


We took our Dutch lunch: bread with cheese, a capuccino for her, a lemon drink for me...

From Utrecht


This museum, situated in a beautiful medieval monastery, is the place par excellence of the Christianity in the Netherlands.

Here we can find richly illuminated manuscripts, jewelled book bindings, richly decorated images, unique paintings, altar pieces, ecclesiastical vestments and artefacts of gold and silver.

I was there and I remembered this. ;-) that you can see in our Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga.

Back to Utrecht...

To visit the museum, we used the Museumkaart.

From Coisas Minhas


The adults (volwassenen) pay 39,95 euro per year and the children (jongeren) pay 19,95 euro. We can buy it in the museums.

This year, I've already visited these museums for free :

Spoorwegmuseum in Utrecht (14,50 euro),

Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen (14 euro).

And these I've visited with a very good discount:

Mauritshuis in Den Haag (12 euro). I paid only 1,50 euro!!

Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht (11,50 euro). I paid only 2,50!!

I want to see more museums this year... ;-)
I think it's a good ideia to buy Museumkaart when you are visiting Netherlands and intend to see several museums. ;-)

Meanwhile, let's enjoy Utrecht... ;-)

From Utrecht


From Utrecht


From Utrecht


Have a wonderful week! I hope your weekend was so good as mine! ;-)
I have a special meeting with some blogger friends ;-)
Thank's Anita, Aledys, Arwa, Lopa, Leti and Andy for a wonderful afternoon!

7 comments:

Margarida Elias said...

Muito bonito o Museu e parece ser bem interessante. Bons passeios!

Aledys Ver said...

Such beautiful photos, Sandrinha!! I haven't been to the Catharijnenconvent, but I think I'll still wait a bit, for autumn or winter. Meanwhile, the city now in the summer looks great!
It is a good idea to buy the Museumkaart, as you say in Dutch: "het is een koopje" (a bargain).

Presépio no Canal said...

Aledys: I wanted to go to the museums last autumn an winter, but with the removals, it was impossible. I hope too enjoy more museums next fall....;-) Fingers crossed!
Today the temperature is so good! Not so hot!

Margarida: Obrigada! ;-)
A ver vamos, que este Inverno rigoroso e Primavera fria nao deram para quase nada.
A ver se o tempo estabiliza... Beijinhos ;-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh this looks so good...everything from the cheese sandwiches to the little cafe setting by the canal...magical. BISOUS MA BELLE! Anita

ana said...

O museu deve ser muito interessante, tem uma atmosfera divinal.
As fotografias estão muito bonitas dá vontade de visitar.
Bons passeios.
:)

Presépio no Canal said...

Obrigada, Ana ;-) Vale mesmo a pena ;-)
Beijinhos

Presépio no Canal said...

Yes, Anita, and today, finally, I had some time to sit down by the canal ;-) So relaxing! ;-)