Best museums in Tournai

Museum of fine art is Tournai front

For a rather small town, Tournai has some quite interesting museums. With its rich history it’s not surprising it has a lot to offer in a field of culture, as well. During my weekend in Tournai, I’ve visited some of them. And have chosen these 5 as the best museums in Tournai. Since they are quite small it’s not hard to visit them all during your stay. Best museums in Tournai #1 – Natural History Museum Address: Cour d’Honneur de l’Hôtel de ville, Rue Saint-Martin 52 I’m not a huge fun of a natural history, but this was without a doubt…

Tournai – Ultimate Travel Guide

Square in Tournai

Tournai is a lovely weekend destination for anyone interested in culture and history. However, it’s also a great place for enjoying in a wonderful Belgian cuisine. Easily reachable from London, Bruxelles or Amsterdam, here is a ‘Tournai – ultimate travel guide’ with everything you need to know about this beautiful town. Tournai – Ultimate Travel Guide Tournai is a city with more then 2000 years of history. It’s one of the oldest cities in Belgium. And it’s the birthplace of France. It was ruled by many different rulers from France, Spain, the Netherlands and even Austria. And all of them…

Tournai Photo Diary

Tournai park and old palace

Two weeks ago I’ve spent a weekend in a lovely Belgian town of Tournai. I knew very little about it before I’ve visit it, so I was taken by a surprise with its cobbled streets and a beautiful old buildings. I will post detailed travel guide about it next week. However, here is my Tournai Photo Diary with just a glance of the atmosphere from the oldest city in Belgium. Tournai Photo Diary Feeling the history on every corner During the history Tournai was one of the most important Belgian cities. And that can be felt on every single corner…

Book Review – David Wienir: Amsterdam Exposed

Book review Amsterdam Exposed

Before visiting a new destination, rather than reading a guide book, I’m always trying to read a book or watch a movie that’s set up in it. And I also love doing it once I’m back home. I’t makes me feel I’m still wondering the streets of that city and like I’m still on a vacation. I think I read almost all the books about or happening in Amsterdam. So, when I was sent David Wienir’s ‘Amsterdam Exposed: An American’s journey into the Red Light District’ I was so excited to read a new book with a story happening in…

Local Artist’s City Guide: Eindhoven

In this second edition of Local Artist’s City Guide we’re featuring Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Marieke Vonk is a lovely Dutch designer and artist who creates wonderful paper art and illustrations. She shared with us some of must see places in Eindhoven, her home town. So, be sure to check out her recommendations before your trip there! Eindhoven City Guide #1 – What is your name & what do you do? I’m Marieke Vonk, a 29-year-old artist and graphic designer based in Eindhoven. I make abstract paper collages and am working on a series of fragile silhouettes. #2 – How…

Culture Tourist’s second birthday & a giveaway

It’s our second birthday! It was another great year for the Culture Tourist, filled with travelling, new exciting projects and collaborations. So many things happened Here is what I wrote last year about things I learned in my first year as a full time blogger and freelancer. I won’t create a separate blog post for this year. But it was definitely an exciting one. I’ve started organising Saturday art tours for internationals living in the Netherlands. And have finished a website for my art tours in Amsterdam. And I’ve finally started to create a Culture Tourist products, and am very proud of…