Today’s excursions consisted of a city walk with a tour guide, a boat ride, and the Van Gogh museum. On the city walk, we came across a cool looking flea market and some wonderful flower shops selling bulbs for tulips in every color imaginable. We also walked through districts and areas which I have explored many times already. On the boat ride, we saw many house boats that were permanently docked on the sides of the canals. Some of these houses had entire gardens growing on the decks. The boat ride was relaxing, but it was enclosed so we all just got really sleepy. Once we got off, I grabbed some coffee then we headed to the Van Gogh museum. This is something I had been wanting to do for a long time. The collection in this museum is just incredible. It includes pieces from his very early stages as an artist (paintings by others in the Hauge School, which he attended and charcoal drawings) to right before he died. After spending some time in the museum I felt quite inspired and amazed to be standing right in front of the original paintings of an artist I have loved since the first grade.