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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

Statue in front of Rijksmuseum south side

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…

Following the footsteps of Rembrandt in Amsterdam

The Rembrandt House Museum, old entrace

Rembrandt van Rijn was one of the most famous people and definitely one of the most important painters that lived in Amsterdam. He lived there in the 17th Century and spent most of his career in this city. Many of the places that were important to him could still be seen around the city. That’s why I’ve created this little guide that will help you in following the footsteps of Rembrandt in Amsterdam. Following the footsteps of Rembrandt in Amsterdam Rijksmuseum Address: Museumstraat 1 Probably the best way to start learning about Rembrandt’s life would be by taking a look…

Photo contest – My Amsterdam

We are celebrating our beautiful city of Amsterdam on the Culture Tourist this September. We’ve already shared a lot of great content, pictures and things to do on the blog and our social media channels. But, we’re also organizing a a very nice ‘Photo contest’ and the ‘Rijksmuseum Workshop’ (for more info about it, take a look here) for you. Photo contest As a part of our GIVEAWAY we are organizing a photo contest dedicated to our beautiful city of Amsterdam. Share your favourite photo of Amsterdam with us and we’re going to chose a winner who’s going to receive…

The best museums in Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum south side and view on I amsterdam sign

According to Wikipedia, there are more then 90 museums in Amsterdam. It’s a home to the second (Van Gogh Museum) and the third (Rijksmuseum) best museums in the world, recently declared in a study made by the University of Rotterdam. There is definitely something for everyone, from the collections of some of the best Dutch artists in the Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank’s House to the smaller places like a Houseboat Museum. However, if you’re still not sure where to go, here are some of the best museums in Amsterdam. The best museums in Amsterdam Amsterdam Classics #1 – Rijksmuseum Address: Museumstraat…