Posts Tagged‘amsterdam’

Your Guide Through Amsterdam Art Weekend

Art piece at Rijksakademie during the Amsterdam Art Weekend

Although being famous for its Golden Ages, Rembrandt‘s and Vermeer’s paintings at the Rijksmuseum, and the biggest collection of Van Gogh’s works, Amsterdam has a vibrant contemporary art scene, as well. And the best time to explore it is during the annual Amsterdam Art Weekend. Amsterdam Art Weekend Although I studied Art History, I’m always a bit intimidated around contemporary art and feel much more confident being surrounded by some classical paintings. However, I actually do quite enjoy it when I know the story behind the piece. That’s why, I thought exploring some of Amsterdam’s contemporary art during the 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. Best tours in Amsterdam I worked as a guide in museums in Amsterdam for the last three years, before I entirely focused on creating content on…

Romantic Canal Cruise in Amsterdam: Discovering Amsterdam’s Romantic Side

Amsterdam canal with a duck and a bridge in a back

With its dreamy canals, picturesque houses and many historic bridges, Amsterdam is without a doubt one of the most romantic cities in the world. You can feel that poetic vibe while wandering around its cobbled streets. But the best way to immerse into it is by going on a romantic canal cruise in Amsterdam. Romantic Canal Cruise in Amsterdam *This post was created in collaboration with Romantic Tour Amsterdam. I’ve joined one of their romantic canal cruises in Amsterdam and truly enjoyed the experience. You can read more about it below. During my six years in Amsterdam, I went on…

My Private Photo Shoot in Amsterdam

Tea sitting on the stairs in front of the house in Amsterdam

Have you ever had a private photo shoot on some of your trips? It’s something I was playing with as an idea for some time already. But, I always felt really uncomfortable and nervous in front of the camera. So, I would always drop the idea in the end. However, recently, I’ve finally booked a private photo shoot in Amsterdam and really loved the whole experience. And it’s something I’m definitely going to do more often when travelling. Photos as a lovely souvenir from your trip I love having some beautiful photos from my trips. They are my favourite souvenir…

Self-guided Tour: Following the Footsteps of Rembrandt in Amsterdam

Tea holding a phone in a city

On the early foggy morning, while the streets of Amsterdam were still quiet and peaceful, two men were carrying a huge mirror. Their heavily breathing was the only sound that could be heard on a canal next to which they were walking. When they were right in the middle of the bridge to Rusland, one of them slipped, dropped the massive mirror and it broke into numerous pieces. After the loud crushing sound, they just looked at each other in disbelief. That was the mirror belonging to the famous painter Rembrandt who was using it for his self-portraits. And his…

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…