The Art of Travel + Amsterdam


Visual Travelogue + upcoming
“The Art of Travel, Inspired Journeys“


I am having relationship with this city. I love it and can’t get enough of it. Everywhere I look, there’s something beautiful. I walk, I see, I take photos, I share.

This is an invitation for you to join me in my journey through Amsterdam, to get to know together the life, the people, the streets, the art and all the hidden corners.

Many years ago I had a vivid dream about a city made up of creative people, There were artisans, artists, designers hidden in the backstreet studios, tucked away inside beautiful old buildings, making very cool things and their energy was felt everywhere. Could a place like this really exist?

Upon my first visit many years ago I fell in love with the charming architecture of the canal houses, the canals and the energy that emanates from every corner. It is a world class city that feels like a village. This love affair has grown and continues to excite and inspire me in all of my visits since.  Abundant in art and design and bursting with creativity,

It thrives on innovation and inspiration and you can feel it while enjoying the old and the new. Somehow the style of the 17th century blends easily with the 21st century and all those decades in-between. Yet Amsterdam is one of the most design forward cities in the world.

I would describe it as quaint, industrial, friendly and somewhat bold ~ this creative city has no boundaries or all flows somewhat together and is a joy to be part of.

The ability for creatives to use ingenuity to rework small spaces and pockets, seeking ateliers and inspiration in itself. It makes discovering Amsterdam such a thrill.

I hope to share with you from my eyes and numerous visits what is so special to me. Whether wandering the streets, museum or many markets, it is all art in itself waiting to pop up in wondrous ways as you discover this city one beautiful moment at a time.

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.”
– Anais Nin

Imagine waking up in a historic boutique hotel along canal in Amsterdam and being steps away from from cafes, shops, parks, museums. Your days filled with the sights and sounds of one of the one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Strolling along the cobblestone streets with your camera or sketchbook in your hand and capturing the bikes and the flowers and the stunning canal homes and boats. Fabulous museums a few moments away to study or just admire.

The atelier that your classes will be held in is only a few blocks away and feels like you have stepped back in time and that you are creating amongst the masters.

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. - Vincent van Gogh

Join us for a rare opportunity to study within the walls of an historic Atelier in the heart of Amsterdam, .

I will be adding a page to my website under workshops with the heading Art + Amsterdam and will put all future information there.

Would love to share The Art of Travel - Amsterdam with you ~

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Peace. Paint + Travel

Michelle xox

Artful TravelMichelle Fletcher