amsterdam. november. 2017

My dream is to move to Amsterdam and study at the 'Rietvelt Academie'!

" I always come and check out the butterflies. To me they are the most beautiful creatures in the world. "

Hortus Botanicus greenhouse

Hundreds of tropical butterflies frolic around the small Butterfly Greenhouse. They lay their eggs on the leafs of the plants. Each day, Hortus employees collect the eggs and young larvae.
When they are about to emerge, the pupae are taken back to the Butterfly Greenhouse, where they are hung in a special pupal cabinet. As soon as the butterflies emerge, they can fly freely in the greenhouse.

part 2: Mother & daughter

Offcourse we had time to get mom and daughter to have some fun in front of the camera.

Our creativity has always connected us​

In 2008 we were together for the first time in Amsterdam and in Wjik aan Zee. At that time we fell in love with the city and the country. Since then, we travel every year, the Hortus Botanicus is Elena`s favorite place. She loves the old greenhouses, the butterflies, the plants and the orangery with the best cakes. We also love to drink fresh mint tea in the very nice Dutch restaurants. By the way, we have never been to a coffee shop, we both have never tipped, so that’s no reason to go to Amsterdam :-).

We like the magnificent houses made of bricks, such are not there with us. The Dutch bikes are also a highlight, very comfortable to drive. In the meantime, I was still in Friesland, in Maastricht, Dordrecht, Leiden, Utrecht. I love Holland, the people, the style, the architecture, the landscape, just everything!


Elena was born on 27.11.95, when I was 22 years old. That’s why Elena’s birthday is very special for me. She is now as old as I were when she was born.

thank you Mirjam & Elena for a perfect Sunday afternoon!