Van Gogh in the Netherlands (locations related to his life & work)

Van Gogh in the Netherlands

Although Vincent has spent a lot of time outside his home country, there are many places related to Van Gogh in the Netherlands. He was born there and has spent his childhood years in the south of the country. This is also where he lived during the first half of his painting career. The Netherlands is home to two museums with the most significant collections of his work, as well. I have spent a weekend in Brabant exploring some places related to Van Gogh’s life during my project “Follow the footsteps of Van Gogh“. Here are some places I have…

Visiting Kröller-Müller Museum (how to get there & some other useful tips)

Visiting Kröller-Müller Museum

If I would be writing a list of five best museums in the Netherlands, Kröller-Müller Museum would definitely have a place on it. Located in a beautiful Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo and being home to the second largest collection of Van Gogh’s work in the world, it’s a museum that shouldn’t be missed. Here is a short guide for visiting the Kröller-Müller Museum, with the best ways of travelling there and some other useful tips. Kröller-Müller Museum Kröller-Müller is a museum of modern and contemporary art with more than 20,000 art pieces in its collection. It’s a great…

Following the Footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh (in the Netherlands, Belgium and France)

Follow the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh

If you were keeping an eye on my Facebook Page lately, you’ve probably seen I have been following the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh and visiting places related to his life and work in the Netherlands, Belgium and France, during the last two weeks. It was a dream come true trip for me and something I wanted to do for such a long time. I was all excited about visiting locations I knew so well from his paintings. But, actually being there, and learning about him from local experts was something that has overcame my expectations. Following the Footsteps of…

A Week in Dubai Itinerary – How to Spend A Week in Dubai

Dubai sign at Jumeirah Beach Residence

With its amazing architecture, huge theme parks and shopping malls, Dubai is definitely a place that shouldn’t be missed. Surrounded by the beautiful Arabian desert and the turquoise waters of the Persian Gulf, Dubai is famous for its world cuisine, traditional markets and its ancient culture. There is so much to do in Dubai, you can spend the whole week there. This is a guest post from a fellow blogger Neha from Dubai Wikia, who has created this a week in Dubai itinerary for the Culture Tourist, with some ideas on how to spend a week there. A Week in…

I’m going to follow the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh

Following the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh

I have quite an announcement to make today! I’m going to follow the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh. It’s a trip I wanted to do for such a long time. And finally, tomorrow, I’m going on a two weeks long trip from Amsterdam all the way to the south of France. I will be looking for places where Vincent lived, worked, or where some of his famous paintings are displayed today. My trip in numbers It’s quite a big trip, but if it were represented in numbers only, it would look like this: Between 2,500 and 3,000 kilometres 14 days…

Best Canal Cruises in Amsterdam

Boats on an canal in Amsterdam

One of the first things coming to anyone’s mind when thinking of Amsterdam are its beautiful canals. There are songs written about them, more than 1,500 bridges crossing them and they are depicted on probably every single postcard from Amsterdam. The best way to explore them is on a boat, so I’ve made here a little guide with the best canal cruises in Amsterdam and some interesting facts about those famous canals. Best Canal Cruises in Amsterdam There are so many different canal cruises in Amsterdam to choose from, it could be hard to pick the best one. However, after…