Photo Journal: A week in Oman

View of Nizwa city from the fortress

I’ve had a huge expectations of my 7 days trip to Oman. I was reading a lot about it before I went. I’ve seen so many photos. But still, once I came there I was completely stunned and surprised by its beauty. By its culture. And its wonderful people. Here is a short photo journal from a week in Oman, one of the most wonderful countries I’ve ever been to. Photo Journal: A week in Oman Muscat I’ve started my trip in Oman’s capital, the city of Muscat. With it’s white buildings it reminded me of an oasis in a…

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…

Qbic Hotel – Where Design meets Sustainability

Alright treeacle? Sign inside of Qbic hotel London

To me hotel is a big part of a trip. Travel is always a vacation to me, so a hotel should be cosy, stylish and nice. A big plus is if it’s also sustainable. And it looks like I’ve found almost all of that in a Qbic hotel in London. Qbic Hotel – Where Design meets Sustainability Qbic location Qbic hotel is located in the east part of London, in a hipster Shoreditch. A neighbourhood famous for its street art and many cool cafés and restaurants. The hotel itself is very close to Aldgate East station, so it’s very easy…