Welcome to Shoreditch, east London! It isn’t till quite recently that Shoreditch has tranformed from a very poor area to the trendy hotspot that it is today. Here are my personal favourite tips for your diverse and exciting 24 Hours in Shoreditch!
I am extremely fortunate and feel humbled to be writing this article from the 20-acre Florida estate of the late Robert Rauschenberg, a mercurial artist who bridged the worlds of painting, performance, sculpture, new and found media. For six decades he created wild and pioneering art up to his death in 2008. His Foundation has opened up his home and studio for artists from all over the world and from different backgrounds and I still can’t believe I am one of them.
From Friday 19 August 2016 you won’t have to worry about rushing out a gig to catch your last tube home or your hotel anymore as the much-anticipated London Night Tube is finally here!
Earlier this week I went on a 24H-tour around the Netherlands to meet & greet with friends. When I rushed out the house in the morning, I forgot to take my photo camera with me, but kept a 24H Instagram diary instead.
2015 was a great year for Dutch Girl in London. I was invited on several trips, including to Belfast where I was asked to be part of the Belfast International Arts Festival to speak about professional Arts & Culture blogging.
As the days are getting colder and shorter, I’m already anxiously awaiting those long summer days again. It reminds me of my trip to Umeå in the north of Sweden earlier this year where night time only lasted from 3am till 6am!
When my husband recently went to France for work and had to change trains at Paris Gare de l’Est, he came across a big free street art exhibition just outside of the station called Art Liberté. Being the good husband he is, he documented it for his street art-obsessed wife on his phone while dragging a suitcase and guitar through the busy Parisian streets. Here are the photos he took with more background information on the artists and their work.
Dutch Girl in London recently teamed up with Dutch airline KLM and created a fun interactive travel tool for visitors to my birth city: Amsterdam! I present to you the one and only Dutch Girl in London Amsterdam Bingo Game featuring my 25 favourite restaurants, pubs, music venues, museums, shops and outdoor activities. This covers everything from an …
One of the best and most unexpected things this blog has brought me is the interaction with interesting and inspiring people all over the world. One of these has been Anna Stolyarova, a Ukrainian-born girl who’s been living in Amsterdam for 15 years now. A few years ago she decided to give up her glamorous career …
Last January I briefly exchanged the (mild) British winter for summer in Sydney. I never got round to writing about my Oz adventures, but as the European festivals are in full swing, now feels like the appropriate time to write about my time at Sydney Festival 2014. And about how I met my music hero …