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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…

Following the footsteps of Rembrandt in Amsterdam

Rembrandt van Rijn was one of the most famous people and definitely one of the most important painters that lived in Amsterdam. He lived there in the 17th Century and spent most of his career in this city. Many of the places that were important to him could still be seen around the city. That’s why I’ve created this little guide that will help you in following the footsteps of Rembrandt in Amsterdam. Following the footsteps of Rembrandt in Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Address: Museumstraat 1 Probably the best way to start learning about Rembrandt’s life would be by taking a look…

Photo contest – My Amsterdam

We are celebrating our beautiful city of Amsterdam on the Culture Tourist this September. We’ve already shared a lot of great content, pictures and things to do on the blog and our social media channels. But, we’re also organizing a a very nice ‘Photo contest’ and the ‘Rijksmuseum Workshop’ (for more info about it, take a look here) for you. Photo contest As a part of our GIVEAWAY we are organizing a photo contest dedicated to our beautiful city of Amsterdam. Share your favourite photo of Amsterdam with us and we’re going to chose a winner who’s going to receive…

The best museums in Amsterdam

According to Wikipedia, there are more then 90 museums in Amsterdam. It’s a home to the second (Van Gogh Museum) and the third (Rijksmuseum) best museums in the world, recently declared in a study made by the University of Rotterdam. There is definitely something for everyone, from the collections of some of the best Dutch artists in the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank’s House to the smaller places like a Houseboat Museum. However, if you’re still not sure where to go, here are some of the best museums in Amsterdam. The best museums in Amsterdam Amsterdam Classics #1 – Rijksmuseum Address: Museumstraat…