Posts Written ByTea Gudek Šnajdar

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

Christmas card from Amsterdam

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…

Archeon Museum Park: A place where history’s coming to life

Archeon Park Museum

Archeon Museum Park is a place I wanted to visit for some time already. So, finally last weekend, Marijan, Karlo and me went on a little trip there. All three of us completely fallen in love with it. With it’s great combination of revived history, old buildings and delicious food it is a great destination for a day trip within the Netherlands. And we’re definitely going to visit it again soon! History lives at Museum Park Archeon Archeon is a large museum park where you can find different edifices from Prehistory, Roman and Medieval time. They have brought them there…

Rijksmuseum with kids: One hour long self guided tour with a toddler

Rijksmuseum

While I was still an Art History student, I’ve dreamed how one day I’ll be visiting museums with my kid. How he or she will be that enlightened kid that will understand art. And while he will be asking me meaningful questions about paintings in front of us, I would be the proudest mum ever. And then I’ve got a child. And realised how that little dream of mine will be a bit harder to achieve. And that I’ll have to create a great experience for him, so he can enjoy in a museum. That’s why I’ve created  this one…

Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – with 2018 agenda

Skating in Amsterdam Museumplein

December is my favourite month of a year. And a big reason for it are all the Christmas markets, decorations on streets and many winter events organised everywhere. Since I love visiting them, I’ve first compiled this list of Christmas markets in the Netherlands three years ago. And have updated it each year since. So, if you are anything like me I hope you’ll find it very useful! Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – 2018 Agenda There are going to be so many events organized during December in the Netherlands. From the vintage Christmas market that will transfer you back…