The Cube Houses in Rotterdam

The cube houses in Rotterdam

The Cube Houses in Rotterdam are probably some of the most famous buildings in the Netherlands. Built back in the 1970s, bright yellow houses are attracting people from all over the world. I had a chance to visit one of them last weekend, and have found its architecture to be utterly amazing. So, I researched their history a bit, took some photos of their interior and explored the idea behind them. Modern architecture in Rotterdam Unlike the rest of the Netherlands, Rotterdam was completely destroyed during the Second World War. City planners have decided, instead of repairing the old buildings,…

SS Rotterdam: Spending a night at the historical ship in Rotterdam

Large historic ship in Rotterdam

SS Rotterdam is a ship that used to sail between the Netherlands and New York, starting from 1959. It’s turned into a hotel – ship today and while staying there, you can explore it and learn about the way it was navigated, or what people were doing during the long journey. I’ve spent a weekend on it with my son, and it was absolutely a highlight of our trip to Rotterdam. History of SS Rotterdam SS Rotterdam is a historical ship and a former ocean liner that used to sail on the Holland-America Line. Its first voyage was in 1959…

Texel Island’s Legends & some beautiful art inspired by them

illustration showing the texel island lighthouse

A long, long time ago, while the ships were still mostly navigated with paddles and sails, the majority of men living on Texel Island were somehow related to the maritime business. They would wake up early in the morning and spend the whole day in their boats, fishing at sea or repairing them at the shore. This story starts on one of those early cold winter mornings. It was as foggy as it could only get on the islands. And the only person outside of his house was a young man dressed in a thick grey coat, walking alongside the…

Beautiful Autumn Destinations in Europe

Park with the Brussels skyline in a back

There is something special about travelling during the autumn. The weather is still quite lovely, but many places are not as crowded as they usually are during the summertime. You can often get better deals on flights and accommodation, as well. I looked for some of the most beautiful autumn destinations in Europe. And have asked some of my fellow travel bloggers to help me compile the list of them, to make your search for the best places to visit this autumn easier. Beautiful Autumn Destinations in Europe When thinking about the places to include in this list, I’ve tried…

Istria Travel Guide & The Best Places to Visit in Istria

View on the old town Rovinj

Whenever someone is asking me about my favourite region of Croatia, my immediate answer is – Istria. With its numerous cute little towns, interesting history, delicious food and many exciting things to do, it’s one of the best places to visit in Croatia. I’m spending at least a week each summer there for the last ten years, so here is my travel guide with things to do and the best places to visit in Istria. Istria Travel Guide Where is Istria & How to get there? Istria is located at the westernmost part of Croatia, very close to the border…

10 Best exhibitions in European museums to visit in autumn 2019

Tea with a giant spider statue in front the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Autumn in European museums is a time of the year when some of the best exhibitions of the year are usually organised. I did a bit of research and have looked for some of the best exhibitions in European museums to visit in autumn 2019. And it seems like we’re going to have an exciting end of the year. Best exhibitions in European museums to visit in autumn 2019 #1 – Leonardo da Vinci Louvre, Paris, October 24th 2019 – February 24th 2020 Probably one of the most expected exhibitions of the year is going to be organised in Louvre…