Posts Tagged‘amsterdam’

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.

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…