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15 Best Souvenirs from Amsterdam

The best souvenirs from Amsterdam

Bringing a lovely souvenir back home from your trip makes you feel like you’re at that particular destination for just a bit longer. And the same applies to the Dutch capital. You’ll find a souvenir shop on every corner in Amsterdam. However, finding the right one to bring back home could be a challenging task. It should be something produced in the Netherlands that is meaningful and has a story linked to the Dutch capital. After buying presents and souvenirs in Amsterdam for my friends and family for years, here is my list of the best souvenirs from Amsterdam.

Stedelijk Museum Highlights: What to see at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam

Stedelijk Museum Highlights

Art enthusiasts know Amsterdam museums as home to the Old Masters, such as Rembrandt or Vermeer, and home to most of Van Gogh’s artworks. However, the Netherlands was also a birthplace of crucial modern art styles, like de Stijl, and artists such as Piet Mondrian or Gerrit Rietveld. Amsterdam is still one of the European capitals of contemporary art. The place to go to Amsterdam to enjoy some of the top modern and contemporary art is the Stedelijk Museum.

Frans Hals Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum: Review, highlights & tips for visiting

Frans Hals exhibition at the Rijksmuseum review

This year starts with one of the best art shows in 2024, the Frans Hals Exhibition at the Rijksmuseum. After its debut at the National Gallery in London, the exhibition travels to Amsterdam, where it will be on display until June 2024. During the last few years, Rijksmuseum organised a few exhibitions dedicated to Dutch Golden Age masters (All the Rembrandts in 2019 and Vermeer in 2023). It’s continuing its series of fantastic 17th-century masters exhibitions with one of its stars, Frans Hals.

Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam Ideas – 2024 edition

Valentines Day in Amsterdam Ideas

Do you need some ideas for Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam? With its old-city charm, illuminated bridges and dreamy canals, Amsterdam is one of the most romantic cities in the world. From going on a canal cruise, having dinner at a romantic restaurant, and wandering around its historic neighbourhoods, there are so many romantic things to do in Amsterdam. Read my article for some great Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam ideas.

Is the I amsterdam City Card worth it?

Is I Amsterdam City Card worth it

Is the I Amsterdam City Card worth it? During my last trip to Amsterdam, I used the 72 h I Amsterdam card and loved it. It’s a handy city card offering public transport and free or discounted entrance to most museums in Amsterdam. There is also a significant discount on some Amsterdam city tours, canal cruises, and bicycle rentals. Read my I Amsterdam City Card review to see if it’s the right choice for your trip to the Dutch capital.

Best Art Cafes in Amsterdam

Best art cafes in Amsterdam

Are you looking for art cafes in Amsterdam? The Dutch capital is the city of art, home to many fantastic museums, lovely galleries, and cultural venues. Many of Amsterdam’s museums have beautiful cafes. But you’ll also find some wonderful art cafes in Amsterdam where you can enjoy a cup of coffee surrounded by beautiful artwork. After visiting many of them over the last ten years, here is the Culture Tourist selection of the best art cafes in Amsterdam.

MINA Gallery Cafe: A New Hotspot to Discover in Amsterdam

MINA Gallery Cafe in Amsterdam

MINA Gallery Cafe in Amsterdam is a new hotspot in the Dutch capital, aiming to become a meeting place for art lovers. Located just a few steps from Museumplein and famous cultural institutions like the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, or MOCO Museum, it makes a wonderful place to relax after a visit to some of these venues. However, it’s more than just a place to have a tasty cup of coffee. It’s also a contemporary art gallery and a meeting point for artists, designers, and anyone interested in art.

What to see at Museumplein in Amsterdam

Museumplein in Amsterdam

Museumplein in Amsterdam is the cultural heart of the city. You’ll find the best Amsterdam museums, occasional art installations, and live performances there. Located in the heart of the Museum Quarter district, it’s a must-see place in Amsterdam for all art lovers. Here is the guide to what to see at Museumplein in Amsterdam that will help you plan your visit.