Weekend trips in the Netherlands – with 2020 summer tips

Are you looking for some nice weekend trips within the Netherlands? Well, it seems like this summer many of us are going to take holidays more locally. And you’re quite lucky if you live here. Because there are many great places to visit in the Netherlands and numerous cute Dutch towns you could visit in 2020. I’m going to share with you some of my favourite places in this blog post with some extra tips for keeping your distance to stay safe while travelling within the Netherlands.

The Best Weekend Trips to Flanders – Belgium

Leuven city center and amazing architecture

After living in the Netherlands during the last six years, my favourite weekend trips from the Netherlands are still to Flanders. That charming region of Belgium has it all: cute historic towns, wonderful artists, a fantastic chocolate production, delicious food and some great beers. Being so close to the Netherlands, it could be a great and safe location to travel from the Netherlands in the post-Covid 19 time. After exploring it extensively during the last few years, here are my recommendations for some perfect weekend trips to Flanders.

Virtual Museum Visit: Still Lifes at the Rijksmuseum

In this virtual museum visit, I’m going to show you some of the still lifes at the Rijksmuseum. Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the best museums in Europe. And I could always find something interesting in it. However, some of my favourite paintings there are the 17th century still lifes. Filled with unusual objects, exotic food, hidden symbolism and moral messages, they are so interesting to explore. So, join me on this little journey during which we’ll explore some of the still lifes at the Rijksmuseum.

Meet the artist: Alina Tang

Alina Tang art

When I first saw some of Alina Tang’s work, I was so amazed by the colours and the energy it has. It instantly makes you feel great and like there are so many colours in this world you haven’t noticed before. Since she just opened a studio in Amsterdam where you can see and buy some of her work, or join some of Alina’s workshops, I thought it would be a great occasion to introduce her work to my readers.

How to improve your English while travelling abroad

London - Big ben and houses of parlament

When travelling as a non-native English speaker, each trip abroad is an excellent opportunity to practice your language skills. But have you ever wondered how to improve your English while travelling abroad? There are some interesting short language courses travellers could take and work on their language skills while exploring the new city, meeting other fellow travellers and having a lot of fun.

Rijksmuseum highlights: What to see at the Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum is one of the most famous museums in the world. And the one you definitely shouldn’t miss while in Amsterdam. Covering more than 800 years of Dutch art and history, it’s home to around one million objects. That’s why it could be a bit hard to plan your visit to it and decide on what to see at the Rijksmuseum. To make your choice easier and help you plan a great visit to the Rijksmuseum, here are some of the Rijksmuseum highlights you shouldn’t miss.

The Best Museums in London

London is one of the world capitals when it comes to art and culture. It’s home to some of the most famous art pieces in the world. And it regularly hosts some amazing exhibitions. There are so many fantastic cultural institutions you can visit there. To make your choice a bit easier, I compiled this list of the best museums in London you should visit during your next trip to that great city.