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The best souvenirs from Amsterdam

Amsterdam canal

There is a souvenir shop on every corner in Amsterdam. However, finding the right souvenir from Dutch capital, is quite a hard task. Something produced in the Netherlands, meaningful and with a story related to it. After buying presents and souvenirs in Amsterdam for my friends and family for around five years now, here is my list of the best souvenirs from Amsterdam. The best souvenirs from Amsterdam #1 – Dutch food In my opinion, food is the best souvenir from any place you’re visiting. It’s giving you the best taste of the country and it won’t be collecting dust in…

Day trip from Amsterdam to Bruges

Canal in Bruges

The Netherlands is a small country which makes it easy to go on a day trip to Germany or Belgium while there. One of my favourite destinations for a short trip from Amsterdam is definitely a cute picturesque town of Bruges. After going to this trip a few times already, here is a guide on how to organise a day trip from Amsterdam to Bruges. Day trip from Amsterdam to Bruges How to get there *Train – A train connection between the Netherlands and Belgium is quite good. However, to get to Bruges you’ll need to first catch a train…

Literary Guide to Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum side entrance to the garden

With its picturesque canals and canal houses Amsterdam was a source of inspiration to numerous writers. And by being one of the most important printing centres during the history, city definitely has a lot to offer to book lovers. So, here is a Literary Guide to Amsterdam with book stores, walking tour and places to see during your visit to Amsterdam. Literary Guide to Amsterdam # – Book stores There are so many great book stores in Amsterdam, it’s hard to chose only a few to mention here. Majority of really nice ones are around the Spui Square. There are…

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…

Museum Quarter in Amsterdam

Amsterdam museum quarter

As you can probably guess, Museum Quarter is my favourite part of Amsterdam. It’s the area of the Museumplein (Museum Square) and surrounding streets. Some of the best Dutch museums are located there. But it’s also a great place to purchase some of the modern Dutch design and art. Museum Quarter in Amsterdam Museumplein Museumplein is the biggest square in Amsterdam and one of the largest green areas in the city. It’s very popular among the Amsterdammers during the summer days when you’ll see many of them enjoying in sunbathing or having a picnics there. A very popular sight on…

Amsterdam Colouring Postcards

As you know, here at the Culture Tourist, we’re all about combining art and travel together. Well, after I’ve got such a nice feedback regarding my Christmas cards inspired by Amsterdam I’ve decided to introduce ‘Products‘ as a new feature on the blog. And I’m very excited about that! All of our products will be created by me or in a collaboration with other artists. And you’ll be able to order any of them at our web shop! The first product that will be available in the Culture Tourist Web Shop are Amsterdam Colouring Postcards inspired by events that will be…