I went for the World Press Photo exhibition in the New Church in Amsterdam. A few years ago I decided not to go anymore because of the many bloody photos I had to watch. I don't want to close my eyes for what is going on in the world but to see it magnified so close is a bit to much for me. This year I thought I give it a try again, the world is still a mess but it was not that bad to watch.
At the same time I had a closer look at the details in this old church. A year ago our new King Willem Alexander had his ceremony here and I saw how things had been polished then and still are.
Look at that amazing wood carving.
And the shining copper.
The church dates from the 15th century and this old picture from the 17th century shows the interior has not changed over the years.