Why is Holland famous for tulips? Guide to Dutch Tulip sightseeing.

When you think of Holland, most people will think of windmills, wooden shoes and Tulips. The Tulip is our national flower, we even have a National Tulip day celebrating the opening of the Tulip season. On that day Tulips are handed out for free in Amsterdam to everyone who wants to enjoy. But why is … Read more

Marvel at the works of the most famous Dutch painters in history, here’s where you can find them!

With the Vermeer exhibition often in the news lately (I already booked my tickets!) It made me think, maybe it would be good to give an introduction to some of the famous Dutch painters and make an overview of where to go to see their paintings. I have to say the list of artists is … Read more

Unique Vermeer Exhibition opens at Rijksmuseum this spring

#update II: March 11th, Exhibiton now really sold out, if you want tickets now all you can do is look at the secondhand market. #update I: March 6, due to popularity more tickets are on sale RIGHT NOW. Rijksmuseum have decided during weekdays the exhibition will be open also during the evenings and they will … Read more

Exploring museum square in Amsterdam: Part 1/3: The Rijksmuseum

The rijks museum is located at the head of the museumsquare (Dutch:museumplein). Next to the Museumsquare there are 3 big museums located: The rijksmuseum, the van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum (museum of modern and contemporary art). In front of the entrance of the rijksmuseum (where used to be the IAMSTERDAM sign) is a … Read more