What to do in Mechelen (weekend travel guide with some child friendly tips)

Grote Markt, Mechelen, Belgium

One of my favourite weekend destinations is Belgium and I’m visiting towns in Flanders quite often. Flemish art, cozy feeling many of those places have and Belgian chocolates or fruit beers are just some of the things I like there the most. I’ve recently discovered a new Flemish gem – a town of Mechelen. I’ve spent a weekend there with my family and have decided to create this weekend travel guide with things to do in Mechelen (with some child friendly tips). Useful tips before your visit to Mechelen Although I’ve spent a weekend in Mechelen, you can definitely add…

Looking for a great Christmas market in Belgium? Visit Mechelen!

Center of Mechelen

Belgium is famous for its picturesque towns, Medieval painters, delicious chocolate and great beers. But, also for its Christmas markets. Bruges, Ghent or Brussels are well known as a lovely Christmas destinations. However, I’ve recently found another Flemish gem! A beautiful town of Mechelen. I’ve spent the last weekend there and have really enjoyed in winter and Christmas activities there. So, if you’re looking for a great Christmas market in Belgium, visit Mechelen! Christmas in Mechelen Mechelen is a lovely town located right between Antwerp and Brussels and easily reachable from both of these cities. Located only two and a…

Christmas presents from or inspired by Amsterdam (with some special discounts included)

Coloring postcards and Christmas decoration behind

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the last moment to take care of the Christmas presents. I’ve created a gift guide with presents from or inspired by Amsterdam and have included some special discounts for you, as well. I’ve combined local products, brands and some unique experiences that would make a lovely Christmas gift for your loved ones. Amsterdam Christmas Presents The Netherlands is famous for its art and design and the city of Amsterdam was a source of inspiration for many of those. Amsterdam is becoming especially magical during the Winter months, so some of experiences in the city…

10 things you should do during the Christmas season in Amsterdam

Snow on Waag, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

With the fairytale gabled houses, canals and a lovely Christmas tradition Amsterdam is definitely one of my favourite places to go during the holiday season. There are so many places to see and events to go to during that time of the year. Here is my short guide with 10 things you should do during the Christmas season in Amsterdam. Christmas season in Amsterdam Somehow Amsterdam becomes even more beautiful during the Christmas season. It seems even older, almost like you’ve stepped into some past time. Snow and a Christmas lights creates a perfect setting for that festive time in…

Colouring Christmas Cards Inspired by Amsterdam

Colouring Christmas cards in front of fireplace

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Well, I love Christmas time! Decorating my house, making some delicious cookies or setting up the Christmas tree… I love it all! Since I live far away from my family I love sending them Christmas cards. And each year I’m trying to put a personal touch in it, as well. So, last year I’ve got an idea to create Christmas cards inspired by Amsterdam. And what started as a small thing, became a big project ‘Drawing the Art of Europe’ with already a few different sets of colouring postcards created. However, this year…