First World War in Flanders: Visiting Hooge Crater Museum

First World War in Flanders: Entrance to the Hooge Crater museum

Have you ever been to some of the First World War trenches? Or do you have an idea what the ‘trench art’ is? Although I’m not a huge First World War enthusiast, spending a weekend in Ypres definitely sparked an interest to learn more about that dark period of the world’s history. And we decided to explore it more by visiting Hooge Crater Museum, one of the most interesting First World War museums in Flanders.

10 things you shouldn’t miss in Maastricht – the Netherlands

10 things you shouldn't miss in Maastricht

Maastricht is one of the most beautiful and unusual cities in the Netherlands. It’s also a Dutch city which looks the least Dutch. Positioned at the border with Germany and Belgium, its architecture, culture and cuisine are very much influenced by its neighbours. Located some two hours by train from Amsterdam, it’s a great town to visit on a weekend break in the Netherlands. There are so many great things to do in Maastricht and fantastic historical sites to visit. To make your choice of what to do in Maastricht easier, here is the Culture Tourist’s selection of 10 things you shouldn’t miss in Maastricht.

The Best Museums in Paris

The Louvre Pyramid

Being home to some of the most famous artworks, everyone should visit some of the best museums in Paris. The French capital is a true City of Art. So many famous artists lived there. And so many art styles were founded there, as well. However, with almost 130 museums, it’s home to, it could be a bit hard to pick up the best museum in Paris to visit, for the first time visitors. That’s why here is your complete guide with all tips and tricks that will help you navigate your way through some of the best museums in Paris.

10 things you didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum

Unusual things about the Rijksmuseum

Have you watched the ‘Night at the Museum’ movie? Well, if you’ll spend a night in the Rijksmuseum, you’ll also be accompanied by some fascinating characters. Dutch navy admirals, 17th-century children drinking, smoking a pipe and eating stroopwafels, a lady reading a love letter that obviously isn’t from her husband or a mother looking for lice in her daughter’s hair. Opened back in 1885, Rijksmuseum, the Dutch Royal Museum, was filled with controversies from the very beginning. Here are just some of them – 10 things you didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum.

Let’s slow down a bit (with some art)

Tea with her colouring postcards in Alkmaar

September is usually a month of some big decisions for me. As many people make new year’s resolutions, and decide to restart their life a bit each January, that’s what I usually do in September.

It marks the beginning of a new school and college year. And it’s right after the summer when I usually have some time to relax and get many new ideas I start to implement from September. It helps that my birthday is also in August. And, you know how each year you make some new resolutions how in that year you’re going to be happier, better or something else.

Book Review – Elizabeth Kostova: The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova The Historian review

Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian is one of my all-time favourite books. It’s one of those books I’ve read several times. I actually love to do that with books I love. Reread it after a few years. So, I thought there couldn’t be a better title to start my Culture Tourist Book Club, than with the review of Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian.

Culture Tourist Book Club

Tea sitting at a cafe

Yes, you read that well – I’m starting the Culture Tourist Book Club! It’s something I was considering doing for a long time. And after recently joining the local library and rediscovering my new/old love for a good book, I decided to finally start the book club here at the Culture Tourist.

How to visit the museum: A guide for the perfect museum visit

Museums are some of the most popular tourist attractions and usually places many travellers wants to visit on their trips. However, the experience of visiting a museum could also be quiet disappointing if not done right, even for the experienced museumgoers. After doing it wrong many times, and then learned how to visit the museums right, I wanted to share with you this guide for a perfect museum visit.

One day in Pula: What to do & see in Pula in a day

Roman forum in Pula

The biggest Croatian peninsula, Istria, is filled with cute villages, small towns and charming places. And it’s always hard to choose which one to visit. But, if you’re interested in history and culture, then Pula should get on your list of places to visit while in Istria. After being in that town on numerous occasions, I thought it’s the right time to finally create a quick guide to Pula with my recommendations on what to see in Pula on a day trip.