Posts Tagged‘amsterdam’

Best tours in Amsterdam – Recommended by a former tour guide

Three swans swimming on a canal with bridges and Amsterdam canal houses in a back

Joining a guided tour while travelling is one of the best ways to learn about a place you’re visiting. It’s a fun way to find out more about its history and culture, but also about the everyday life of locals. However, sometimes it could be a bit hard to choose the best tour to join. That’s why, as a former tour guide, I compiled this list of the best tours to join in Amsterdam.

What to see in Amsterdam area: Art & architecture

Adriaan windmill in Haarlem

Amsterdam is one of the world’s art and culture centres. Its museums like Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum are homes to famous art pieces like Rembrandt’s Night Watch, Vermeer’s Milkmaid or Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. However, if you’d like to avoid the crowds in the Dutch capital, its surrounding region is a place to go. Amsterdam area is home to some charming historic towns, fantastic museums and beautiful architecture. Find out more about what to see and do in the Amsterdam area.

Visiting Amsterdam with kids? Get The ABCs of Amsterdam book!

Paola Bucciol The ABCs of Amsterdam book cover

Are you visiting Amsterdam with the kids? Then get The ABCs of Amsterdam book! Amsterdam is a wonderful town filled with history, beautiful architecture and some of the most famous artworks in the world. It’s also proclaimed to be one of the most child-friendly cities years after year. Combining that, it’s one of the best family-friendly destinations in Europe. To help you prepare for your trip and enjoy it even more while visiting Amsterdam with kids, writer Paola Bucciol just released a beautiful book called The ABCs of Amsterdam, in which the little travellers could learn all the most exciting things about the Dutch capital.

10 things you didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum

Tourist observing the painting in the Rijksmuseum

Have you watched the ‘Night at the Museum’ movie? Well, if you’ll spend a night in the Rijksmuseum, you’ll also be accompanied by some fascinating characters. Dutch navy admirals, 17th-century children drinking, smoking a pipe and eating stroopwafels, a lady reading a love letter that obviously isn’t from her husband or a mother looking for lice in her daughter’s hair. Opened back in 1885, Rijksmuseum, the Dutch Royal Museum, was filled with controversies from the very beginning. Here are just some of them – 10 things you didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum.

Moco Museum: Highlights & A Virtual Tour

Moco Museum Building

Moco Museum (Modern Contemporary Museum) is quite a unique cultural spot in Amsterdam. It’s young, urban and with a strong millennial vibe. They are working on an exciting virtual tour around the Moco Museum in a moment. So I thought it could be nice to tell you more about the Moco Museum highlights, it’s story and give you some tips for visiting it.