Celebrating the Year of Bruegel in Belgium

Year of Bruegel in Belgium

Angels becoming demons, fish with a belly full of smaller fish, spiders playing the instruments and all the different kind of monsters painted in a most creative way… All of them could be found on Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s paintings and drawings. 2019 marks 450 years since the artist’s death and many museums and cultural institutions are marking the year of Bruegel in Belgium by organising some interesting exhibitions and event. The year of Bruegel in Belgium At the beginning of November, I’ve spent two days in Brussels and Antwerp by learning more about this fascinating artist. I thought I…

Best Tours in Amsterdam Recommended by a Former Tour Guide

Three swans swimming on a canal with bridges and Amsterdam canal houses in a back

Joining a guided tour while travelling is one of the best ways to learn about a place you’re visiting. It’s a fun way to find out more about its history and culture, but also about the everyday life of locals. However, sometimes it could be a bit hard to choose the best tour to join. That’s why, as a former tour guide, I compiled this list of the best tours to join in Amsterdam. Best tours in Amsterdam I worked as a guide in museums in Amsterdam for the last three years, before I entirely focused on creating content on…

20 Archaeological sites you have to visit in Europe

best archaeological sites in Europe

Besides visiting museums, one of the best ways to learn about local history and culture while travelling is by exploring the archaeological sites. Since there are so many of them around Europe, I asked some of my fellow travel bloggers to share with me their favourite places. And we’ve created this list of 20 archaeological sites you have to visit in Europe for you. Archaeological sites you have to visit in Europe #1 – Capitolium & Roman Forum in Brescia, Italy The Capitolium Temple, together with the Republican Sanctuary and the Roman Theatre that form the rest of the archaeological…

Dutch Art Reproductions: Old Dutch Masters reproduced on Tile Tableaus

Visionplay studio in Amsterdam with tile tableaus on the walls

I’m always astonished to see how people get inspired by famous art to create something beautiful out of it. And I’m not sure there could be something more amazing than combining the traditional Dutch tile production with paintings created by some of the masters from the Netherlands. The results are some of the most beautiful Dutch art reproductions. Dutch Art Reproductions *This post was created in collaboration with Visionplay. This company creates art reproductions on canvases and tile tableaus of some famous Dutch paintings. Check out the blog post for more info about them. Dutch tiles The Netherlands has a…

Romantic Canal Cruise in Amsterdam: Discovering Amsterdam’s Romantic Side

Amsterdam canal with a duck and a bridge in a back

With its dreamy canals, picturesque houses and many historic bridges, Amsterdam is without a doubt one of the most romantic cities in the world. You can feel that poetic vibe while wandering around its cobbled streets. But the best way to immerse into it is by going on a romantic canal cruise in Amsterdam. Romantic Canal Cruise in Amsterdam *This post was created in collaboration with Romantic Tour Amsterdam. I’ve joined one of their romantic canal cruises in Amsterdam and truly enjoyed the experience. You can read more about it below. During my six years in Amsterdam, I went on…

Rotterdam with kids: Child-friendly weekend in Rotterdam

View on Rotterdam's architecture, river maas and people sunbathing in a foreground

Rotterdam is home to some of the most amazing architecture and street art in the Netherlands. It’s one of the most liveable and child-friendly Dutch cities, as well. Recently I’ve spent a weekend there with my son, and we have discovered some great things to do in Rotterdam with kids. Rotterdam with kids You can visit Rotterdam on a day trip from Amsterdam or some other Dutch city. But, to get its great vibe (which is one of my favourite parts of Rotterdam), I would recommend you to spend the whole weekend there. There are so many fun things to…