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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

Ice skating in Museumplein in Amsterdam

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…

Dutch towns you have to visit – recommended by local travel bloggers

Boath on Maas river in Maastricht

Although Amsterdam is the city coming to anyone’s mind when thinking about the Netherlands, there are so many interesting places to be seen in that lovely country. I’ve asked some of the travel bloggers living in the Netherlands to recommend some of their favourite places. And here it is, a list of Dutch towns you have to visit (recommended by local travel bloggers). Dutch towns you have to visit The Netherlands is a small country, so going to any of these places on a day trip from Amsterdam should be quite easy. It’s well connected by a train and you…

The best souvenirs from Amsterdam

View on Amstel river in Amsterdam

There is a souvenir shop on every corner in Amsterdam. However, finding the right souvenir from Dutch capital, is quite a hard task. Something produced in the Netherlands, meaningful and with a story related to it. After buying presents and souvenirs in Amsterdam for my friends and family for around five years now, here is my list of the best souvenirs from Amsterdam. The best souvenirs from Amsterdam #1 – Dutch food In my opinion, food is the best souvenir from any place you’re visiting. It’s giving you the best taste of the country and it won’t be collecting dust in…

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…

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…