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A perfect weekend on Texel Island

You know that feeling when you book your holiday in the last minute, don’t really know what to expect from it and than when you arrive there, it just blows your mind? Well, this exactly happened to me with Texel Island. I was reading about it before, saw some photos, but that was it. I definitely wasn’t expecting that the island has it all, a beautiful nature, interesting sights, great food and that it is so children friendly (and I can’t stress enough this one). How to get there Texel is easily reachable from Amsterdam by train. You should take…

Haarlem – the Complete City Guide

When planning a one day trip outside the Amsterdam, Haarlem should be one of your first choices. This charming medieval city is situated only 15 minutes train ride from Amsterdam’s Central Station and will surprise you with its amazing history and beautiful architecture. Did you know? The New York city’s neighborhood Harlem was named after it In the 14th century it was a Dutch major city It was a historical residence of counts of Holland In 1620 it had around 100 breweries It has more museums per inhabitant than any other Dutch city Medieval center is still mainly intact Once…

Sinterklaas celebration in Amsterdam

One of the biggest parades in the Netherlands is arrival of the Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas). It took place in the middle of November (first weekend after the 11th of November) and is among the favorite events for Dutch kids. It also marks the beginning of winter holidays, so the streets gets its holiday lights and Christmas spirit. Dutch tradition say that on this day Sinterklaas arrives by steamboat from the Spain to the Netherlands. The biggest event is organized in Amsterdam where he arrives on the boat sailing down the Amstel River all the way to Maritime Museum. At that…

Cultural workshop ‘Amsterdam City Guide’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Last week I had a great pleasure to deliver presentation ‘Amsterdam City Guide’, in one of the biggest online travel agencies in the world – Booking.com. Presentation was organized in its headquarters in a very center of Amsterdam. Since a lot of employees of this international company are expats living in the beautiful city of Amsterdam, main goal of the workshop was to familiarize them more with the city they are living in. Many researches shows that traveling and getting better knowledge of a new culture helps expats with stress relief, transition, prevention of depression…

Museumplein – Amsterdam’s true art center

A true center of Amsterdam for art lovers is Museumplein, where three biggest city museums are located. Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum are the most visited ones in The Netherlands and are home of some of the most famous Dutch art masterpieces. It is also one of a few large grassy areas in Amsterdam, so it’s very popular place for the afternoon picnics, sunbathing and mingling. So, what can you find there? Three major museums (together with Diamond Museum just across the road), huge green area with bike lanes and walking paths on it, café dedicated to the Cobra art…