– Tentoon. – Tentoon-stellings-winkel. – Winkel.
– Tentoonstellingswinkel. – What does that mean? (gentle music) Good morning all. Fifth of January, 2019, opening up the vlog. We’re on our way to the Van Gogh Museum here at Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is our last day here. We’re flying out at 3:30
this afternoon back to the UK where the Europe adventure continues. And yeah, so it’s what, 8:30, 9 in the morning, just left our hotel. As per yesterday morning,
this is what it looks like. Overcast. So yeah, we’re off to the Van Gogh Museum. We only managed to get the ticket because we booked a combination ticket with a boat canal cruise tour. So if you want to buy Van
Gogh tickets last minute, you probably won’t have any luck, unless you buy it with a
combination with something else. So keep that in mind, you
might pay a little bit extra but it’s the only way you get
a last minute ticket, I think, to the Van Gogh Museum. We’re going back to Luza’s for coffee, same place we went to yesterday. I just noticed the name of it. So funny, check this out, Luza’s. Let’s get a Luza coffee. Oh!
– [Robyn] Wow! Look at that.
– [Brad] Wow! Look at that. – [Robyn] Traditional apple pie. Can you imagine what that tastes like? – [Brad] Oh, carrot cake, look! – [Robyn] But look at it, it’s brown. – It’s colder today. It’s Arctic temperatures. Approaching the middle of winter here. Oh, let’s go back to Thailand, Robs. – Okay, let’s go. – If you guys haven’t
seen our Thailand series, go and check it out because
it’s very different. All right, so if you ever come here, make sure you do the Heineken Experience. I’ll show you. Yesterday, there was a giant queue at the front of this place. It’s a massive tourist attraction for Heineken’s first brewery. Anyway, we walked past this
place yesterday morning and it was a massive queue, seriously. I’ll show you. It was from there, all the way down here, the queue went all the way around. It opens, I think, from
10 o’clock in the morning, or 10:30 in the morning. It’s like 9 o’clock now, so. And there’s already
four people waiting, so. Made a joke yesterday that
you have a greater chance of being hit by a bicycle
here in Amsterdam, than you do by getting
hit by a tram, or a train, or a bus, or a car, or
something like that. There’s so many bicycles here. It’s like scooters in Thailand. Everybody seems to own a bicycle, and yeah, when you cross the road here, oh, we’ve had a couple of close, I’ve had a couple of close calls where I’ve almost been hit by a bicycle. Anyway, on our way.
(bells chiming) Oh, look, how’s that for timing. I just starting recording and the the bells started chiming. All right, this is the Rijksmuseum. – [Robyn] We better hurry
up because it’s 9:30. – [Brad] Oh, is it? – [Robyn] It’s our slot. (bells chiming) – That’s a very popular
tourist attraction, that Rijksmuseum. We haven’t had a chance to go in there and I don’t think we’ll
get a chance to go in there on this trip, unfortunately. But you’ll get to see the outside of it. It’s very nice. All right, I think we’re
here, Van Gogh Museum. At our 9:30 in the morning time slot. This is it, huh, this is
the outside of the museum. Very nice cafes and things. I can see it. I’ll just show people what
it looks like on the outside. I’ll turn you around. So that’s the Van Gogh
Museum, right over there. Yeah?
– [Robyn] Yeah. Nice cafes. Look where we are. – [Robyn] Hi. (electronic beeping) – [Brad And Robyn] Thank you. – [Robyn] Straight in front. – [Brad] Oh!
– [Robyn] I love it so much. – We’re here guys, Van Gogh Museum. She’s really happy, Rob’s
just been wanting to do this for a while now, huh? Haven’t you, Robs?
– I’m really happy. – She’s an artist, she’s
a watercolour specialist. – [Robyn] I’m oil. – [Brad] Oil specialist. – More oil than watercolour. – Still trying to figure it out. Do we need a coffee? – [Robyn] So in a decade, he painted about over 2000 paintings. Tentoon.
– Tentoon-stellings-winkel. – Winkel.
– Tentoonstellingswinkel. – Winkel. What does that mean? Tentoonstellingswinkel. – [Robyn] Exhibition Shop. It’s so interesting.
– That’s a mouthful. Tentoonstellingswinkel. Got our little audio guides. So it’s an hour and a half long, right? – [Robyn] Yeah, that’s what I understood. Well, we’re going to
finish these coffees off, and we can’t take them in. Not sure what content we can
collect when we’re in there, probably nothing, and that’s okay. But should probably make
it on the top of your list. I am not a painter, per se, and I’m here. Rob’s here, who’s been wanting
to do this for a while. – Famous Dutch painter. – Make an effort to come here, and with the tickets and
stuff, as I mentioned, we couldn’t get tickets. – [Robyn] Book in advance. All, Rijksmuseum.
– Book everything in advance. – Everything. – I wish we got to see Anne Frank. – We just don’t plan when we travel. – No, we know.
– As much as we should. – We’re going to do
differently, aren’t we? – And this is the price you pay when you literally book
two days in advance to come to a country. (inquisitive music) So we’ve just walked out
of the Van Gogh Museum. Absolutely amazing. We’ll give a full debrief on it later. We’re actually in a rush to get back to our room to check out. Strict check out, 12 o’clock, it’s 11:45. But just quickly, Van
Gogh, absolutely inspiring. Started off very enthusiastically at the beginning of the exhibition, and at the end, was very sombre. For me, the emotional aspect of him dying at such an early age by
shooting himself in the chest, he went through a whole
life journey of him trying to figure his style of painting, and how he crafted that,
and how he was influenced by other artists around him, and anyway, talk about this later. I’m not giving the debrief
justice, but it’s a quick one. If you ever come to Amsterdam, you definitely have to,
even for non-artists alike, definitely make an effort
to come and check it out. Anyway, so we got to get back to our room. We’ve literally got 15 minutes, without getting hit by a
bicycle on the way home. (inquisitive music) (electronic beeping) (engine roaring) (inquisitive music) All right. – All righty then.
– All righty then. Good evening, everybody,
10 o’clock in the evening, 5th of January, end of
the day, end of the vlog. Now, we’re back in Whitstable, UK. We just flew in from Amsterdam,
maybe a few hours ago, and we went and saw the Van Gogh Museum, and were in a bit of
a rush from the museum back to our hotel room to check out, to get to the airport
to fly back to the UK. So we didn’t get a chance
to properly do a debrief. But I wanted to talk a bit about the Van Gogh Museum experience, and also Amsterdam in general. And I mentioned about how everybody should definitely get a ticket to the Van Gogh Museum, in advance, because it does sell out in advance. And you can get it last
minute like we did, if you get a combination ticket with something else. So the Van Gogh Museum ticket
with a canal river cruise of whatever it is, cruise ticket, like a combination ticket. But it’s definitely worth it. Now, I want to say that
the Van Gogh experience was absolutely amazing. It was such an eye-opening experience to the life of the artist
of Van Gogh himself. I didn’t know anything about this guy, except that he was one of the most famous artists of all time, but going to the museum was
a real eye-opener for me because you actually go
through a bit of a timeline. Three levels of a timeline of a man who started with doing
portraits of himself. He had no money and was
trying to find his way with his own, basically, his own style, practising on his own portrait. He didn’t have any money for
models so he used himself. And then over time when he moved to Paris, he went to Japan, he was influenced, you could see that in his paintings. And we went through this audio tour where it explained the whole process and the whole timeline of his journey of how he crafted his own art. And for me, the major
takeaway for that experience was the fact that he was so consistent with how he put out art. He literally put out 70
pieces of art in 76 days, which is super impressive because when I think about it
from a vlogging perspective, and putting out videos, I think about how it’s super important to put out videos on a regular basis to hone my own craft when it
comes to putting out content. And like anything else, you
need to be consistent with, if you want to be good
at anything in life, you really need to be consistent with putting out that thing, whether you’re a writer, a podcaster, a video maker, or a vlogger, I really resonated with
that aspect of his craft, putting out consistent art. And that’s how he became
good at his craft. What about you, Robs,
what was your key takeaway from that experience? – Oh gosh, well, for me, as an artist, looking at his process, and the way that he developed his style, and how long it actually took to do that, just reminds me of my own process. So, as an artist, I have a long way to go. And to also see how he was influenced by other peers at his time. He got involved in community,
but he actually stepped away, and by stepping away and sort
of listening to his own voice, and practising in his own time, he developed his own style, and that just spoke to me a lot because I’m going through
that process myself. So, yeah. – And what else did you take away from it? – Well, the consistency, again, exactly what you’ve mentioned. And a guy that, looking
at his circumstances, and he was against some
very difficult circumstances that he had to deal with, yet he persevered with his true
love of life, which was art. So no matter where he was, whether he was living
back with his parents, surrounded by peasants,
and finding the joy, finding the absolute joy in every situation he found himself in, the inspiration, and painting that, and putting that out there. And touching into the
real lives of people, it was really touching. And he struggled with a mental disorder which was also against him, but he continued and he
produced some amazing work. – And I think three
hours, four hours maybe, we didn’t do a lot of. – There was a second
exhibition we didn’t even make. – Yeah, so that was the letters. So there’s three levels,
but we didn’t have time. We had like 90 minutes
but we didn’t have time to see the whole thing. So if you’re really super keen, maybe three hours is enough
time to see the whole thing and really appreciate what this man did, and how he contributed in
influencing the art community. – And also, what I find fascinating is that he only really
found out this passion later on in life. – Well, that’s right. – And he was 27 years old. – That’s right. – Before that, he was an art dealer, and then he took courage
and followed his passion. – It’s really interesting to point out, I know it’s a bit of a ramble, but everybody thinks that
they should figure that out at like 20, or 18, or
15, or whatever it is. But the truth is, this
man, 27, brushing 30, only figured it out, but then became the most
influential artist in the world. The man did it at 27. – And within three years,
it was in three years that he actually pumped out all this work. – Pumped out so much content. – Yeah, so it didn’t take him long, but it took consistency
and passion and dedication, and you could see that. He was completely committed to his art. – That’s it. But otherwise, Amsterdam is a very, like, the architecture, and the. – [Robyn] Ice skating. – [Brad] Museums and the ice skating. – [Robyn] Ice skating,
that was really fun. – [Brad] Just amazing. Amazing. And that’s it, back in the UK. – For the next adventure. – For the next adventure. So if you have any
questions about Amsterdam, let us know, let me know. We’re back in Whitstable, UK, right now. Anything else, Robs, you want to add, before I close off this video? – No, it’s just been, well,
just to say it’s a lot of fun. It’s been a lot of fun. So you got some great
content coming your way. Belgium, Brussels, chocolates. What’s his name? I always forget the little boy’s name. – Manneken Pis. – [Robyn] Yes, him. (chuckles) – [Brad] Strange. – [Robyn] Let’s say, it
was a very random trip but it was so much fun. – Yeah, Brussels, Belgium. – I don’t know if you’re
going to show everyone you down the slopes a little bit. – [Brad] Yeah, okay, snowboarding. Like, I mean, I’ve
snowboarded for 30 minutes prior to the snowboarding
adventure at SnowWorld. – [Robyn] You did so well. – [Brad] Apparently, I did well. – [Robyn] You actually
didn’t even fall that much. – [Brad] I fell on my face. (laughter) – [Robyn] He caught edge, guys. – [Brad] It hurts. I felt it. – He caught edge.
– I felt it. – You got to do that. Anyway, anyway, anyway, so moving forward, we’re either
going to be shooting content in Scotland or shooting content in London. Stick around for that. We don’t even know what we’re doing. – Nope. – Yep, you’ll find out in
the next video, or two. – Mm-hm. – All right guys. Have a good night, day, and see you later. – Cheerio.
– Bye-bye. (gentle music)