The front of the house faces the Herengracht canal; the back has a beautiful garden. Bushes, flowers, and stones are arranged in an early 18th-century French fashion. As the visit to this house is self-guided, it is great to sit in the garden for a bit and enjoy the ambiance and quiet of the space. One would almost want to dress up the way the former owners would to really appreciate the opportunity to experience their life.
Once I breathed in the beauty of the garden, I wandered through the interiors. The rooms, furnished in rich textures and colors, were both intense and relaxed. A fun surprise awaited in the dining room where an exhibition of art pieces by a contemporary artist was arranged thus bridging the past and the present.
Do you have a historic site you visited and still like to remember?