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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…

Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – with 2017 Agenda

Santa Claus sculpture on Christmas market in Maastricht

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

View on art and Rotterdam Erasmus bridge in background

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.…