A dreamy villa: Museum Oud Amelisweerd

A dreamy villa: Museum Oud Amelisweerd

In the middle of the Netherlands, in a nature area near Utrecht, lies the Villa of Oud Amelisweerd. A unique monument of the eighteenth century, because its interior is still in a very good state. Wallpaper from China The people who lived here in the […]

8 Tips to Make a Museumvisit More Fun

8 Tips to Make a Museumvisit More Fun

1. Try not to see everything A museum can be quite overwhelming. If you want to see everything, you risk not seeing anything at all. Instead, try to focus on just one or two artworks, on some highlights, or just on one or two rooms […]

Amsterdam City Palace: The Cromhouthuis

Amsterdam City Palace: The Cromhouthuis

Once, the superrich lived here, today, everybody can enter this luxury house on the Herengracht in Amsterdam: The Cromhouthuis. Designed and decorated by The Wunderkammer, it is now a heaven for lovers of interior design, curiosa and taxidermy – and offcourse Amsterdam’s history. From 1660 […]

The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection

Free entrance, very few tourists and a beautiful interior. In the center of London, you can visit this stately town house with its impressive collection of art: The Wallace Collection. In the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the wealthy Wallace family lived there, and they were […]

Antique shopping at auction house De Zwaan

Antique shopping at auction house De Zwaan

Walk around crooked floors and creaking stairs and peer out of windows with views over the canal houses and backyards of the Keizersgracht. “De Zwaan” is  worth a visit, if only because of its amazing, ancient, monumental house. Several times a year De Zwaan organizes […]

Old + New: Gerhard Richter in the Köln Cathedral

Old + New: Gerhard Richter in the Köln Cathedral

Once you have adjusted yourself to the austere atmosphere and sheer size of Kölns majestic cathedral, your eyes will be drawn upwards as was exactly the intention of the Gothic style: all attention in one direction; to heaven, to the light. And light is amply […]