Weekend in Ypres (with child friendly tips)

View on Ypres main square

Belgium is definitely one of my favourite countries in the world. You can open up a map of it, pick up any town, and there is a big chance it’s going to be gorgeous, have some fascinating history and, of course, it’s own beer production. That’s why weekend trips to Belgium became a regular thing for my family and me. A few days ago, we’ve spent a weekend in Ypres and were absolutely amazed by its charm, beautiful architecture, and intriguing past. Weekend in Ypres I went to Ypres with my husband and 5-year-old son, and we have visited it…

Your Guide Through Amsterdam Art Weekend

Art piece at Rijksakademie during the Amsterdam Art Weekend

Although being famous for its Golden Ages, Rembrandt‘s and Vermeer’s paintings at the Rijksmuseum, and the biggest collection of Van Gogh’s works, Amsterdam has a vibrant contemporary art scene, as well. And the best time to explore it is during the annual Amsterdam Art Weekend. Amsterdam Art Weekend Although I studied Art History, I’m always a bit intimidated around contemporary art and feel much more confident being surrounded by some classical paintings. However, I actually do quite enjoy it when I know the story behind the piece. That’s why, I thought exploring some of Amsterdam’s contemporary art during the Amsterdam…

Afternoon Tea Tradition: Everything you should know about it

Cakes at the afternoon tea in London

There aren’t many things being more British than the tradition of the afternoon tea. Being curious why ‘at half past three, everything stops for tea’, I did a bit of research to find out more about that lovely British tradition. And, of course, had an afternoon tea myself last month in London, to see what the fuss is all about. Afternoon Tea Tradition Afternoon tea is a light meal served between 3:30 and 5 PM. It consists of tea, small sandwiches, cakes, pastries, scones, bread and jam. Although being an integral part of the British culture, an afternoon tea tradition…

Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – With 2019 Agenda

Ice skating in Museumplein in Amsterdam

With many festive events, Christmas trees all around and that cosy feeling, December is my favourite month of a year. And a big reason for it is Christmas markets. Since I love visiting them, I did a bit of research and looked for the Christmas markets organised in the Netherlands. I’ve first compiled this list four years ago, and have updated it each year since. So if you would like to visit some of them, here is your complete guide through the Dutch Christmas markets. Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – 2019 Agenda Christmas Markets in Amsterdam Christmas Markets in…

Three Days at Lake Como

Lake Como with a small village of varenna in a back

Does the combination of high mountains, a beautiful large lake and Italian food sound like a great combination to you? If that’s the case, then Lake Como could be a great place to visit. I’ve recently spent three days at Lake Como and completely fallen in love with it. If you would like to visit it as well, check out my blog post for more info and some tips. Three days at Lake Como Lake Como Como is a large lake located in the Lombardy region, at the very north of Italy, close to the Swiss border. It’s been a…

Celebrating the Year of Bruegel in Belgium

Image of Pieter Bruegel

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…