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10 things you should do during the Christmas season in Amsterdam

With the fairytale gabled houses, canals and a lovely Christmas tradition Amsterdam is definitely one of my favourite places to go during the holiday season. There are so many places to see and events to go to during that time of the year. Here is my short guide with 10 things you should do during the Christmas season in Amsterdam. Christmas season in Amsterdam Somehow Amsterdam becomes even more beautiful during the Christmas season. It seems even older, almost like you’ve stepped into some past time. Snow and a Christmas lights creates a perfect setting for that festive time in…

Christmas Cards inspired by Amsterdam

As you already know here at the Culture Tourist we’re always trying to combine art & travel. I’ve already did some great collaborations with artist and designers from around Europe. However, this time I wanted to create something myself. So, with a Christmas just around the corner I’ve designed and drawn some Christmas cards inspired by a beautiful city of Amsterdam and its architecture. Colouring Christmas Cards I love Christmas time! And especially sending the Christmas cards. Designing little cards, choosing the most suitable envelopes and writing a little notes to my friends and family. I believe Christmas cards should…

Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – with 2017 Agenda

The blog post about the Christmas markets in the Netherlands was quite a hit last year. So, I thought I should update it with the 2017 agenda. There are going to be so many events organized during the December in the Netherlands. From the vintage Christmas market that will transfer you back to the beginning of the 20th Century. To some located in the castles or even in the underground caves. There is an ice skating rink in almost every city, with many Christmas concerts, Santa’s visits and shopping opportunities for a nice and unique Christmas presents. Christmas Markets in…

Rotterdam: City of street art & a stylish modern architecture

Rotterdam is a young vibrant city with a perfect combination of a street art and a stylish modern architecture, a great food scene and a cool young vibe. It’s probably my favourite city in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is very beautiful, unique and classy, but Rotterdam is definitely its cooler younger brother. Why you should visit Rotterdam? For its stylish architecture At the beginning of the 20th Century Rotterdam was a very typical Dutch city, with its small brick houses and a cosy town feel. However, most of the old city centre was destroyed in bombing during the Second World War.…

10 things you didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum

Have you watched the ‘Night at the Museum’ movie? Well, I believe if you’ll spend a night in the Rijksmuseum you’ll also be accompanied with some truly interesting characters. Dutch navy admirals, 17th century children drinking, smoking pipe and eating stroopwafels, lady reading a love letter that obviously isn’t from her husband or a mother looking for a lice in her daughter’s hair. Open way back in 1885, Rijksmuseum, the Dutch National museum, was filled with controversies from the very beginning. So, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum. #1 – It has a road in…