Posts Tagged‘amsterdam’

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.

Meet the artist: Alina Tang

Alina Tang art

When I first saw some of Alina Tang’s work, I was so amazed by the colours and the energy it has. It instantly makes you feel great and like there are so many colours in this world you haven’t noticed before. Since she just opened a studio in Amsterdam where you can see and buy some of her work, or join some of Alina’s workshops, I thought it would be a great occasion to introduce her work to my readers.

Rijksmuseum highlights: What to see at the Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum is one of the most famous museums in the world. And the one you definitely shouldn’t miss while in Amsterdam. Covering more than 800 years of Dutch art and history, it’s home to around one million objects. That’s why it could be a bit hard to plan your visit to it and decide on what to see at the Rijksmuseum. To make your choice easier and help you plan a great visit to the Rijksmuseum, here are some of the Rijksmuseum highlights you shouldn’t miss.

Virtual Museum Visits, Day 1: Johannes Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum

Detail on Vermeer's Milkmaid

Due to our forced home staycations, I decided to start a little project and take you to a different museum each day. We’ll start with a virtual museum visit to the Rijksmuseum and their collection of paintings created by Johannes Vermeer. And, of course, since we should #stayhome, we’re going to do that virtually. They say art is healing. So, let’s try to stress a bit less, and instead of watching the millionth news about COVID-19, enjoy in some art. Johannes Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum Today I’m taking you to one of my favourite museums in Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum. I’ll…

Rachelle Meyer’s Faces on the Amsterdam Ferry

One of Rachelle's illustrations with people on a real ferry in a background

Before the new Amsterdam South-North metro line was opened in mid-2018, a ferry was the only way for cyclists and pedestrians to travel to and from Amsterdam Noord neighbourhood. One of those daily commuters was an artist Rachelle Meyer. During a short 15-minutes ride she made numerous sketches of her fellow Amsterdammers. Drawings from her sketchbook became large prints and a lovely ode to Amsterdam life. Amsterdam Noord Amsterdam Noord (North) was an industrial area of the city during the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. Many old factory buildings and the vast areas, that are so unusual for…

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.