Hi from Rick: The Art of Sharing Art
In just a few weeks you can look forward to a new season of Rick Steves' Europe shows on public television (around October 1 for most stations). Two of our new shows will be on the Netherlands, home to some of Europe's most legendary art. One of the joys of producing our series is the chance to be all alone in Europe's great museums while they're closed to the public. In Amsterdam this past month, we were in both the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum for about 90 minutes before their 10 a.m. opening time.
When my producer, cameraman, and I have a museum to ourselves, the clock is steadily ticking down the minutes before the public pours in. An escort from the museum sticks with us every minute, making sure we stay within our permitted bounds. The cameraman shoots the art every which way... Read more