Posts Tagged‘Christmas’

Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – With 2021 Agenda

Ice skating at Museumplein in Amsterdam

With many festive events, Christmas trees all around and that cosy feeling, December is my favourite month of a year. And a big reason for it is Christmas markets. Since I love visiting them, I did a bit of research and looked for the Christmas markets organised in the Netherlands. I’ve first compiled this list four years ago, and have updated it each year since. So if you would like to visit some of them, here is your complete guide through the Dutch Christmas markets.

Christmas Traditions in Europe

House with snowflakes projected on it

December is one of the best and most magical months to travel to Europe. Cities are glowing with beautiful decoration, many Christmas markets are organised, and everything looks so festive. Having such a rich culture, there are so many different Christmas traditions in Europe, as well. I did a bit of research and presented some of them here.

Looking for a great Christmas market in Belgium? Visit Mechelen!

Center of Mechelen

Belgium is famous for its picturesque towns, Medieval painters, delicious chocolate and great beers. But, also for its Christmas markets. Bruges, Ghent or Brussels are well known as a lovely Christmas destinations. However, I’ve recently found another Flemish gem! A beautiful town of Mechelen. I’ve spent the last weekend there and have really enjoyed winter and Christmas activities there. So, if you’re looking for a great Christmas market in Belgium, visit Mechelen! Christmas in Mechelen Mechelen is a lovely town located right between Antwerp and Brussels and easily reachable from both of these cities. Located only two and a half…

Colouring Christmas Cards Inspired by Amsterdam

Colouring Christmas cards in front of fireplace

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Well, I love Christmas time! Decorating my house, making some delicious cookies or setting up the Christmas tree… I love it all! Since I live far away from my family, I love sending them Christmas cards. And each year I’m trying to put a personal touch in it, as well. So, last year I’ve got an idea to create Christmas cards inspired by Amsterdam. And what started as a small thing, became a big project ‘Drawing the Art of Europe’ with already a few different sets of colouring postcards created. However, this year…

Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – with 2018 agenda

Ice skating in Museumplein in Amsterdam

December is my favourite month of a year. And a big reason for it is all the Christmas markets, decorations on streets and many winter events organised everywhere. Since I love visiting them, I’ve first compiled this list of Christmas markets in the Netherlands three years ago. And have updated it each year since. So, if you are anything like me I hope you’ll find it very useful! Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – 2018 Agenda There are going to be so many events organised during December in the Netherlands. From the vintage Christmas market that will transfer you back…

Christmas Cards inspired by Amsterdam

Christmas Cards inspired by Amsterdam

As you already know here at the Culture Tourist we’re always trying to combine art & travel. I’ve already did some great collaborations with artist and designers from around Europe. However, this time I wanted to create something myself. So, with a Christmas just around the corner I’ve designed and drawn some Christmas cards inspired by a beautiful city of Amsterdam and its architecture. Colouring Christmas Cards I love Christmas time! And especially sending the Christmas cards. Designing little cards, choosing the most suitable envelopes and writing a little notes to my friends and family. I believe Christmas cards should…

Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – with 2017 Agenda

Santa Claus sculpture on Christmas market in Maastricht

The blog post about the Christmas markets in the Netherlands was quite a hit last year. So, I thought I should update it with the 2017 agenda. There are going to be so many events organized during the December in the Netherlands. From the vintage Christmas market that will transfer you back to the beginning of the 20th Century. To some located in the castles or even in the underground caves. There is an ice skating rink in almost every city, with many Christmas concerts, Santa’s visits and shopping opportunities for a nice and unique Christmas presents. Christmas Markets in…