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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…

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…

10 things you shouldn’t miss in Maastricht (the Netherlands)

Bridge across the river Maas in Maastricht, Netherlands

Maastricht is one of my favourite cities in the Netherlands. It’s also a Dutch city which looks the least Dutch. It’s at the border with Germany and Belgium and it’s architecture, culture and cuisine are very much influenced by its neighbours. However, it’s also a great place for a weekend break. So, here is my selection of 10 things you shouldn’t miss in Maastricht. 10 things you shouldn’t miss in Maastricht #1 – Basilica of Our Lady Basilica of Our Lady is a beautiful Medieval church which looks a bit like a fortress. The reason is in a massive westwork…

10 things you should do during the Christmas season in Amsterdam

Snow on Waag, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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

Christmas cards inspired by Amsterdam on furry background

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…