Visiting Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum this summer? You're in luck. The museum has an extra, temporary exhibition that takes an in-depth look at Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers.'

Category: Religion

Begijnhof – Amsterdam Beguinage

Founded sometime in the 14th century for the Beguines, members of a lay Catholic sisterhood, the Begijnhof is one of Amsterdam’s oldest inner courtyards — and one of the city’s best known landmarks.

Even taking into account the effects of mass tourism, the Begijnhof remains for the most part a haven of peace and tranquility in the busy center of medieval Amsterdam.