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Tournai Photo Diary

Tournai park and old palace

Two weeks ago I’ve spent a weekend in a lovely Belgian town of Tournai. I knew very little about it before I’ve visit it, so I was taken by a surprise with its cobbled streets and a beautiful old buildings. I will post detailed travel guide about it next week. However, here is my Tournai Photo Diary with just a glance of the atmosphere from the oldest city in Belgium. Tournai Photo Diary Feeling the history on every corner During the history Tournai was one of the most important Belgian cities. And that can be felt on every single corner…

Book Review – David Wienir: Amsterdam Exposed

Book review Amsterdam Exposed

Before visiting a new destination, rather than reading a guide book, I’m always trying to read a book or watch a movie that’s set up in it. And I also love doing it once I’m back home. I’t makes me feel I’m still wondering the streets of that city and like I’m still on a vacation. I think I read almost all the books about or happening in Amsterdam. So, when I was sent David Wienir’s ‘Amsterdam Exposed: An American’s journey into the Red Light District’ I was so excited to read a new book with a story happening in…

Local Artist’s City Guide: Eindhoven

In this second edition of Local Artist’s City Guide we’re featuring Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Marieke Vonk is a lovely Dutch designer and artist who creates wonderful paper art and illustrations. She shared with us some of must see places in Eindhoven, her home town. So, be sure to check out her recommendations before your trip there! Eindhoven City Guide #1 – What is your name & what do you do? I’m Marieke Vonk, a 29-year-old artist and graphic designer based in Eindhoven. I make abstract paper collages and am working on a series of fragile silhouettes. #2 – How…

Museum Quarter in Amsterdam

Amsterdam museum quarter

As you can probably guess, Museum Quarter is my favourite part of Amsterdam. It’s the area of the Museumplein (Museum Square) and surrounding streets. Some of the best Dutch museums are located there. But it’s also a great place to purchase some of the modern Dutch design and art. Museum Quarter in Amsterdam Museumplein Museumplein is the biggest square in Amsterdam and one of the largest green areas in the city. It’s very popular among the Amsterdammers during the summer days when you’ll see many of them enjoying in sunbathing or having a picnics there. A very popular sight on…

Local Artist’s City Guide: Antwerp (Belgium)

Antwerp city

The best thing to do before any trip is to get recommendations and useful tips from a local. And when these locals are artists and designers, you’re going to get a real thing. That’s why we’re starting with a series of interviews with local artists living in a different European cities. The first interview is with a young Belgian artist Celine van Aken who, after travelling for a year, recently settled in Rotterdam. Celine is a wonderful artist who made her first international art piece at the end of 2017 in Curacao. She made a huge land art piece at the…

Amsterdam Colouring Postcards

As you know, here at the Culture Tourist, we’re all about combining art and travel together. Well, after I’ve got such a nice feedback regarding my Christmas cards inspired by Amsterdam I’ve decided to introduce ‘Products‘ as a new feature on the blog. And I’m very excited about that! All of our products will be created by me or in a collaboration with other artists. And you’ll be able to order any of them at our web shop! The first product that will be available in the Culture Tourist Web Shop are Amsterdam Colouring Postcards inspired by events that will be…