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…

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg – Ultimate Travel Guide

Castle on the hill

With around 600,000 people living in it, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is one of the smallest countries in Europe. Situated between Belgium, Germany and France it’s influenced by all of them. Although a small country, there are so many interesting places to see there. So, here is my Ultimate Travel Guide to Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, with the best things to do while there. Grand Duchy of Luxembourg – Ultimate Travel Guide Luxembourg has a great combination of beautiful nature, old towns, medieval castles, rich culture and great cuisine. When I was there I really felt like I was in…

Colouring Postcards ‘Dutch Symbols’

Colouring Postcards Dutch symbols

As you already know, here in the Culture Tourist we’re all about combining art and travel together. About getting the right experiences when you’re travelling, learning about local art and culture. A part that’s quite important to me when travelling is getting the right souvenir back home with me. Something that’s locally produced, that has a meaning and a connection with a destination. That’s why I’ve started designing these colouring postcards. So you can learn about local tradition and culture through a nice souvenir you can send to your friends and family or just keep to yourself. Dutch Symbols The…

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…

Best museums in Tournai

Museum of fine art is Tournai front

For a rather small town, Tournai has some quite interesting museums. With its rich history it’s not surprising it has a lot to offer in a field of culture, as well. During my weekend in Tournai, I’ve visited some of them. And have chosen these 5 as the best museums in Tournai. Since they are quite small it’s not hard to visit them all during your stay. Best museums in Tournai #1 – Natural History Museum Address: Cour d’Honneur de l’Hôtel de ville, Rue Saint-Martin 52 I’m not a huge fun of a natural history, but this was without a doubt…

Tournai – Ultimate Travel Guide

Square in Tournai

Tournai is a lovely weekend destination for anyone interested in culture and history. However, it’s also a great place for enjoying in a wonderful Belgian cuisine. Easily reachable from London, Bruxelles or Amsterdam, here is a ‘Tournai – ultimate travel guide’ with everything you need to know about this beautiful town. Tournai – Ultimate Travel Guide Tournai is a city with more then 2000 years of history. It’s one of the oldest cities in Belgium. And it’s the birthplace of France. It was ruled by many different rulers from France, Spain, the Netherlands and even Austria. And all of them…