Posts Tagged‘The Netherlands’

Weekend trips in the Netherlands

Are you looking for some nice weekend trips within the Netherlands? There are so many great places to visit there, from the national parks to some charming Dutch towns. With so many choices, it could be hard to pick a place to visit in the Netherlands. To help you out, in this blog post, I’m going to share with you some of my favourite places. 

Dutch Golden Age Heritage Sites in the Netherlands

Dutch Golden Age heritage sites are something you can not miss while in the Netherlands. The 17th century was the most glorious time for that country. Dutch ships were sailing worldwide and were bringing exotic and expensive goods back to the Netherlands. Society of wealthy middle-class free people started to develop, which led to establishing the only republic in Europe at that time. A good economy led to the flourishing of art and architecture. Which left the Netherlands today with numerous beautiful Dutch Golden Age heritage sites.

Visiting Kröller-Müller Museum (how to get there & some other useful tips)

Visiting Kröller-Müller Museum

If I would be writing a list of five best museums in the Netherlands, Kröller-Müller Museum would definitely have a place on it. Located in a beautiful Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo and being home to the second largest collection of Van Gogh’s work in the world, it’s a museum that shouldn’t be missed. Here is a short guide for visiting the Kröller-Müller Museum, with the best ways of travelling there and some other useful tips.

10 things you shouldn’t miss in Maastricht – the Netherlands

10 things you shouldn't miss in Maastricht

Maastricht is one of the most beautiful and unusual cities in the Netherlands. It’s also a Dutch city which looks the least Dutch. Positioned at the border with Germany and Belgium, its architecture, culture and cuisine are very much influenced by its neighbours. Located some two hours by train from Amsterdam, it’s a great town to visit on a weekend break in the Netherlands. There are so many great things to do in Maastricht and fantastic historical sites to visit. To make your choice of what to do in Maastricht easier, here is the Culture Tourist’s selection of 10 things you shouldn’t miss in Maastricht.

I’m moving to Canada!

Tea at the Rijksmuseum garden

I have some big news to share with you guys. I’m moving to Canada!

It’s something my family and me were thinking of doing for some time already. And have finally decided it’s time to leave the Netherlands and go on our next adventure – to Canada.

Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – With 2019 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.

The Cube Houses in Rotterdam

The cube houses in Rotterdam

The Cube Houses in Rotterdam are probably some of the most famous buildings in the Netherlands. Built back in the 1970s, bright yellow houses are attracting people from all over the world. I had a chance to visit one of them last weekend, and have found its architecture to be utterly amazing. So, I researched their history a bit, took some photos of their interior and explored the idea behind them.