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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…