Posts Tagged‘netherlands’

I’m moving… but, not to Canada

Tea from the Culture Tourist

Do you remember my big news from three months ago? I shared with you how I’m moving to Canada with my family. Well, a lot has happened in the meantime. 2020 showed us its teeth and the whole world has found itself in the middle of the pandemic. Who could predict that only a few months ago? Of course, it affected my life and plans to move to Canada, too.

10 things you didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum

Statue in front of Rijksmuseum south side

Have you watched the ‘Night at the Museum’ movie? Well, I believe if you’ll spend a night in the Rijksmuseum you’ll also be accompanied with some truly interesting characters. Dutch navy admirals, 17th century children drinking, smoking pipe and eating stroopwafels, lady reading a love letter that obviously isn’t from her husband or a mother looking for a lice in her daughter’s hair. Open way back in 1885, Rijksmuseum, the Dutch National museum, was filled with controversies from the very beginning. So, here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum. #1 – It has a road in…

Biking through the Dutch Dunes

Highland cattle resting in Dutch dunes

One of the reasons I moved from Amsterdam to Haarlem was to enjoy the nature more, vicinity of the sea and a Zuid-Kennemerland National Park. So, when the last weekend, the weather forecast showed a beautiful sunny day, we decided to take our bicycles and cycle from Haarlem to IJmuiden. And we chose a longer but more beautiful way, through the Zuid-Kennemerland National Park.

Travel Guide to Amsterdam by a local resident

Bridge in Amsterdam with bicycles

After living in Amsterdam for the last six years I’ve get to know the city quite well. I’ve already found my favourite places, have been in the most of museums and found some secret spots, as well. So, I’ve finally decided it’s time to write something about one of my favourite cities. And here it is – everything you need to know in this Travel Guide to Amsterdam written by a local resident. The Ultimate Travel Guide: Amsterdam Founded back in the 12th century as a small village by the herring fishermen, Amsterdam experienced its Golden Age during the 17th…