Keukenhof, Tulip Fields and Dutch History

Pal UjvarosiAmsterdam, Europe, The Netherlands12 Comments

  Keukenhof, Tulip Fields and Dutch History   Spring is almost here and there’s really no better place for observing it in its full bloom than at the garden of the Netherlands, Keukenhof. It’s not an excursion we do frequently: the Dutch of us, Lydian, has in fact never even been here until our visit in 2014, and for the Amsterdam expat, Pal, this … Read More

The Cube Houses of Rotterdam

Pal UjvarosiRotterdam10 Comments

If you’ve ever been to both Rotterdam and Amsterdam, you know exactly what we mean with the big contrast between the two cities. While Amsterdam is all cute and traditional in its architecture, Rotterdam is a modern city with a totally different environment and a slightly colder feel to it. The explanation is all to be found in the Second … Read More

‘Keith Haring. The Political Line’ Visits Rotterdam

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Keith Haring’s Voice from the Eighties Echoes in our Present Keith Haring. The Political Line. Rotterdam Kunsthal – September 20 2015 to February 7 2016 More than 30 years later Haring’s works return to the city where his international career once took off: in 1982 Rotterdam’s ‘Galerie ‘t Venster’ was the first ever outside the United States to show his work. Now … Read More

Street Art Moving People

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Street Art Moving People You might see them at the bus stop, in the supermarket, the park or even while travelling by train or subway en route to their next destination. Their collective name is the Moving People. Given that there are 10,010 of them, the chance that you will actually encounter one of them is rather high during the fall of … Read More

Fashion in The Netherlands – Exhibitions Fall/Winter 2015

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Fashion exhibitions in The Netherlands Fall/Winter 2015

Fashion in The Netherlands Exhibitions Fall/ Winter 2015 After a little summer break we’re back with the ArtSmart Roundtable. This month the theme is fashion, a topic that can be interpreted in many different ways, as you can see from the fashion exhibitions taking place in The Netherlands this fall and winter – including the exciting launch of Holland’s first … Read More

Banksy Exhibition in Amsterdam: His Street Art World Comes to the Lionel Gallery

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Banksy's Street Art World In Amsterdam

Banksy’s World Coming to Amsterdam Banksy – you know that famous guy from Bristol that nobody seems to know, who instigates us to think and observe our world a bit differently through his street art creations? – is in our town of Amsterdam for the coming four weeks. Maybe not in person, but definitely in spirit: the Lionel Gallery on Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Spiegelstraat arranges an unauthorised exhibition … Read More