Frans Hals used to live and paint here. . .plus so many other Dutch Masters of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. . .mmm, aaaahh! So fun to walk where they walked, breathe the air they breathed, sip the brews that they sipped, and spread good vibes similar to ones that they surely spread through these streets and in these buildings.
Haarlem is about a 25-minute drive from Schipol Airport just outside of Amsterdam. . .if you ever find yourself on a long layover in this fine airport, then I strongly recommend that you consider a quick trip out to Haarlem–the grand cathedral in the heart of town is totally worth a visit…plus, you can grab a bite to eat or sip a coffee in an outdoor cafe and gaze at this big old thing and contemplate all of the people who have come here before you and all of the folks who come here long after we are gone. . .jaaaa!…feel the good vibes of all our fellow humans doing their best to enjoy the passage of time.
I send you Dutch-masterly vibes from Haarlem. . .feel them. . .they will help you walk a little taller today.
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It’s lovely out there.