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Christmas Cards inspired by Amsterdam

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…

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.…

Monet’s postcards

Travel is inspirational in so many ways. But, when you’re an artist it could be transferred into a beautiful pieces of art, too. So many great poems and stories were written about travel. So many beautiful paintings were inspired by it, as well. I’ve chosen here a few paintings a famous Impressionist Claude Monet made during some of his travels. Some of them really made a beautiful postcards. Monet’s postcards French painter Claude Monet travelled a lot around the Europe. He was one of the first painters that started painting outside of his studio. So, of course, he made many paintings…

Paris Full of Love Giveaway

Since our theme this month is Paris, we’ve organised a nice GIVEAWAY for you! I’ve teamed up with Ana, a Paris based graphic designer behind a brand Full of Love who makes gorgeous paper art and prints. She made a series of beautiful graphics inspired by Paris and named them ‘The White City’ after one of the nicknames Paris is known for. And the best part is – she’s giving one of them to one lucky Culture Tourist’s reader. ‘The White City’ Collection In a city that’s oversaturate with cheap mass-produced souvenirs sold on its streets, Ana wanted to make something…

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…