With people on holidays over New Years, some friends and I went on a mini excursion over to Haarlem for the day.
Haarlem is home to Teylers Museum which is the Netherlands first, and oldest museum.
They have the most amazing collection of stuff!
We spent quite a bit of time wondering what everything was, and how it had been utilised in the past. This one is a leyden battery.
They also had a truly beautiful art collection. I need to go back and research a few of these artists!
The building itself, like everything in the Netherlands, was a spectacular sight for the eyes.
Once we left the museum, we wandered through the centre square and found a nice café to sit down and have lunch.
It was also the last day of the season to get our hands on some Oliebollen, so some indulgences were had.
After a short and fruitful trip to the local yarn store, then another café, we headed on back to Amsterdam. It was a wonderful day, and I will tell you just on the quiet, I’d been searching for that yarn for YEARS!!! Now to pick a pattern!