|Goldfinch, Carel Fabritius, 1654|
Strangely when I lived in the Netherlands, I avoided the Hague, and hence never made it to the Mauritshuis. More often I rested my feet on the small table where I drank my coffee at the Stedelijk (the Modern museum). After all for more than one year I lived around the corner from the Museumplein, and one of my closest friends was a curator during those days. Beppi and I often met, especially on sunny days, and it didn't take much effort to view any and all of the exhibits.
I suppose I also avoided the Hague as it represented business and government which I left to my then other half.