Street Art in Amsterdam: Hidden Gems behind the Canals

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You would imagine that Amsterdam, with its arty alternative feel to it, would be your perfect city for street art. This statement is almost true. There’s indeed plenty of creativity around, also expressed in street …

Brussels and its Art Scene: Much More than Manneken Pis

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Art Destination Brussels   Brussels, the capital of Europe, is an up and coming weekend destination, and not only for Europe’s politicians. Many of the best restaurants in the world are here, serving some of …

Art Events In Florence: Not Just the Classics

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It’s no big secret to anyone that Florence – and Italy in general – is not the most ardent scene for modern and contemporary art. Often, if you don’t know your way around, it might …

The Many Fantastic Art Museums in Zürich

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  The Best Art Museums in Zürich   Zürich, the main city in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, is famous for its quality lifestyle, for an aura that evolves around style and fashion. No surprise, …

Art Events In Strasbourg, the Heart of Europe

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Strasbourg is likely among one of the most underrated cities in Europe. This major Alsatian city, over the centuries with one foot in French culture and with the other in German, has plenty to offer …

Amsterdam in Numbers

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Amsterdam in Numbers     What would a city be if you wouldn’t know its numbers? It’s the same with Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, so let’s see have a quick look at what the numbers …

Oscar Niemeyer: Commemoration Of A Pioneer

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This week the architect Oscar Niemeyer shortly came into the news because of a fire that hit the Latin America Memorial in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which was designed by him. An incident that coincidentally happens …

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Stockholm’s Gamla Stan – Back Into History

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  Stockholm’s Gamla Stan – Back Into History   Many guidebooks will recommend you to start your Stockholm explorations in the heart of the city, in the Old Town: ‘Gamla Stan’. Given that it was …

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Stockholm Fun and Quirky Facts

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Stockholm Fun and Quirky Facts   # THE LOG ISLAND The name of Stockholm literally speaking means the log island – log in Swedish is “stock”, while “holm” means, obviously, island. Legend has it that …

Stockholm’s Östermalm – The Hyped Side of Town

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. Stockholm’s Östermalm – The Hyped Side of Town   There’s one central Stockholm borough with a more upscale reputation than all others combined: Östermalm. It’s not so strange: it’s here the Swedish royalties are …

My Personal Relationship to Florence and its Art

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. Art Destination Florence My Personal Relationship to Florence and its Art . It’s all very personal really. But what can you do if you’re personally attached to a place, to the extent that it …