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Best day trips from Amsterdam

Best day trips from Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a fantastic city, but to get a glimpse of the rest of the country, it could be a great idea to plan a little trip outside the Dutch capital during your stay there. It could be hard to choose which Dutch towns to visit with so many options,. To help you out a bit, here is the Culture Tourist’s list of the 10 best day trips from Amsterdam.

What to see in Amsterdam area: Art & architecture

Adriaan windmill in Haarlem

Amsterdam is one of the world’s art and culture centres. Its museums like Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum are homes to famous art pieces like Rembrandt’s Night Watch, Vermeer’s Milkmaid or Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. However, if you’d like to avoid the crowds in the Dutch capital, its surrounding region is a place to go. Amsterdam area is home to some charming historic towns, fantastic museums and beautiful architecture. Find out more about what to see and do in the Amsterdam area.

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.

Visiting Amsterdam with kids? Get The ABCs of Amsterdam book!

Paola Bucciol The ABCs of Amsterdam book cover

Are you visiting Amsterdam with the kids? Then get The ABCs of Amsterdam book! Amsterdam is a wonderful town filled with history, beautiful architecture and some of the most famous artworks in the world. It’s also proclaimed to be one of the most child-friendly cities years after year. Combining that, it’s one of the best family-friendly destinations in Europe. To help you prepare for your trip and enjoy it even more while visiting Amsterdam with kids, writer Paola Bucciol just released a beautiful book called The ABCs of Amsterdam, in which the little travellers could learn all the most exciting things about the Dutch capital.

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.