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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

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…