amsterdam, Culture

Van Gogh Museum: it’s now or never

The context

Having been a budget traveller all my life, the thought of booking a professional guide to a museum would never have occurred to me. Since there are so many books and other resources on every possible artist, historical period, or art movement, I thought it an unnecessary expense. If nothing else, we’ve got the internet! This was until I got an invitation to join a semi-private tour with Context Travel.

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Culture

Dance Connects Company – [mi:t] really does

It’s all in the name: Dance Connects Company. This modern dance company is here to bring together people of all ages by the way of movement and, since connection is my drill, there I went to the Amsterdams Theaterhuis, on a freezing cold Saturday evening. I knew that Rita, a friend of mine, was dancing with them. I really wanted to finally see her on stage.

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amsterdam, Creative Living, Culture

A tour in the Rijksmuseum with Culture Tourist

The Rijksmuseum is possibly the most important museum in The Netherlands, which stores all the artistic “jewels of the crown’. Think famous Rembrandts and Vermeers, like the renowned Nightwatch or The Milkmaid. This is also the place where you have access to reproductions of ships and V.O.C. artefacts and paintings, which tell the story of the Dutch Golden Ages. There’s much more to explore though; at the Rijksmuseum, you can have an overview of Dutch History through their art.

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Creative Living, Culture, Places

Art City NDSM

Where do I feel in my element the most? Immediate answer: among art. That’s probably why the NDSM is (still) one of my happy places in Amsterdam. The Open Ateliers at the complex of the Art City are the best excuse to go check out the ‘hood and see it in all its creative glory. I love photographing art so today I’m sharing a number of the pieces that have caught my attention (there were so many more to be seen, though).

 

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amsterdam, Creative Living, Culture, Food

An instameet at BAUT

I regularly post about Instameets on Amsterdive’s Instagram account (mostly in stories), but I started to wonder if people even knew what that was. As the name suggests, an instameet is an occasion when people who have an Instagram account get together. I mean, if you’re an intense user of the platform, you have probably heard about these gatherings in the city / country where you live. Every place has their own insta community. But what exactly happens at such an insta meet?

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