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Art Blogmas 2021: Day 12

Art Blogmas 2021: Day 12 Culture Tourist

I hope you’re enjoying in our Art Blogmas so far. I’m having a lot of fun picking up the most beautiful paintings from European museums for you during the last two weeks. It’s day twelve of our Art Blogmas today, and I’m sharing with you Jan Steen’s The Feast of Saint Nicholas with you.

Art Blogmas 2020: Day 6

Culture Tourist Art Blogmas day 6

I hope you’re enjoying in our Art Blogmas so far. I’m having a lot of fun picking up those lovely wintery and Decembery paintings for you. Today is Saint Nicholas Day! So, it’s only fair to dedicated today’s Art Blogmas to it. Art Blogmas 2020 I’m going to show you one of my favourite Dutch Golden Age paintings dedicated to the celebration of Saint Nicholas. When I worked as a museum educator at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, this painting would always make a stop on my tour. It shows Dutch tradition so well. And it’s filled with symbolism and humour.…

10 things you didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum

Tourist observing the painting in the Rijksmuseum

Have you watched the ‘Night at the Museum’ movie? Well, if you’ll spend a night in the Rijksmuseum, you’ll also be accompanied by some fascinating characters. Dutch navy admirals, 17th-century children drinking, smoking a pipe and eating stroopwafels, a lady reading a love letter that obviously isn’t from her husband or a mother looking for lice in her daughter’s hair. Opened back in 1885, Rijksmuseum, the Dutch Royal Museum, was filled with controversies from the very beginning. Here are just some of them – 10 things you didn’t know about the Rijksmuseum.

Virtual Museum Visit: Still Lifes at the Rijksmuseum

In this virtual museum visit, I’m going to show you some of the still lifes at the Rijksmuseum. Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is one of the best museums in Europe. And I could always find something interesting in it. However, some of my favourite paintings there are the 17th century still lifes. Filled with unusual objects, exotic food, hidden symbolism and moral messages, they are so interesting to explore. So, join me on this little journey during which we’ll explore some of the still lifes at the Rijksmuseum.

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: 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…