The Better To See You With – Part Deux

Diva-scovery: Brilmuseum Amsterdam
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top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Lest you think I’m suggesting a bit of culture in Amsterdam sans shopping opportunity, shame on you! In the BrilMuseum (or National Museum of Spectacles) you can get culture and BUY the museum exhibits at the same time! Select from over 100 years worth of unworn eye attire in a reconstructed 1930’s optical shop with help from manager Mike Teunissen, a 4th generation specialist in glasses.

Whether your man’s looking for some authentic Buddy Holly frames or if you’ve thought you’d look quite the sexy librarian with some of the timeless century-old Schubert spectacles, this is the place for all your antique optical needs.

to 10px; WIDTH: 400px; CURSOR: hand; HEIGHT: 194px; TEXT-ALIGN: center” alt=”” src=”” border=”0″ />For those of you who don’t have a trip to Amsterdam planned but have been bitten by the antique or vintage spectacle bug, never fear: the BrilMuseum also sells online! Of course, buying in person is always more fun… as I’m always looking for an opportunity to chat about my travels, I must add that this is one of those perfect opportunities to share details about your trip. Inevitably people will comment on your new frames and when they do you can waylay them with the purse-sized scrapbook of your trip you made just to bore – I mean entertain – unsuspecting inquirers.

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Gasthuismolensteeg # 7
1016 AM Amsterdam

Phone/Fax: 0031 (0)20-4212414



Hours: Wed – Fri 12pm to 5:30pm and Sat from 12pm – 5pm

Seeing is Believing,

The Antiques Diva™

P.S. Father’s Day is just around the corner. Why don’t you look at the Mantiques available at my online Brocante “Treasures” by The Antiques Diva and SEE what you can find?!