In: Aldona Bermudez15 Mar 2012
Last Saturday I went to Museumnacht with a lively group of girls. From the group, I only knew my boyfriend’s sister and cousin, but it took no time for us to all get along and have a good laugh.
During Museumnacht, 40 museums in Rotterdam open their doors to the public from 8:00P.M. until 2:00A.M. All their permanent exhibitions could be seen, but the theme of the night was taste. We visited the Natural History Museum. The Kunsthal was particularly nice, where live Dutch pop rock performances were taking place, and instead of chairs for the public, there were hundreds of orange fatboys. The Kunsthal yearly holds over 25 exhibitions, so it’s definitely worth visiting. Currently, they have an exhibition about the Netherlands and water. We also went to the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum and took a ferry, which had turned into a party boat with DJ’s, lights and loud music, to visit the Villa Zebra museum in the South. I had a lot of fun, but I do feel that the event should have been either opened earlier during the day or have remained open until later, as six hours were not enough to see as much as we would have liked to.
When it was finished at 2:00A.M., we met the guys who had also gone to Museumnacht on their own account. We went for drinks at the Witte de Withstraat, one of Rotterdam’s liveliest cultural streets, filled with a variety of café’s and art galleries. People slowly started to leave, but the diehards and I moved it to the Bootleg and danced the night away until 6:00A.M. Big fun, but that night I caught a disgusting eye infection, and as I write this blog, I see the letters double on my screen, which is extremely frustrating knowing that I have to hand in the first two chapters of my thesis by the end of today. I already got a deadline extension so I can dream on about getting another one. I’m sorry for ending my blog on such a negative tone, but hey, it can’t all be good all the time, right?
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