Berlin 2019

Thursday 26 September - Monday 30 September 2019 My 8th visit to my 2nd most favorite city in the world: Berlin! ♥ (My most favorite city is my home town Amsterdam of course :-)) Unfortunately we had quite a lot of rain on 4 of our 5 days there, but that did not keep us …

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Berlin tips

I adore edgy, ever-changing, gay-friendly, arty Berlin. What makes Berlin, Berlin? Everything from typically German beer gardens to a gay bar with walls coated with pink fur, to artistic hipster cafes with vintage furniture and the perfect latte macchiato with oat milk. Lots of street art. A former airfield that is now a playground for …

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Amsterdam tips: daytrips to other places

(Picture above: Rotterdam, seen from a watertaxi)  If you have 3 or more full days in Amsterdam you could consider visiting another place in the Netherlands. There are various beautiful historical towns and other sights within a 30 minute train/bus ride, even more within a 60 minutes radius. Zaanse Schans windmills & craft shops Okay, …

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Amsterdam tips: getting around

Walking Amsterdam is tiny compared to other capital cities. From one end of the center to the other is about 45 minutes on foot. If you are able-bodied you can walk between most of the sights. For example the walk from Anne Frank House to Rijksmuseum is around 25 minutes walk alongside pretty canals: You …

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Berlin and surroundings 2016

A 10 day holiday in one of my favorite places on earth: Berlin! 😀 I had visited 6 times before but I can't get enough of this place. If it weren't for my life back home (friends, work, beach volleyball etc) I'd move there.     I drove over by car and brought my own …

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Valencia, Spain 2016

A 5 day winter escape to Spanish Valencia. Good food, nice markets, good shops, a mix of historical and modern architecture, nice cycling in the former-riverbed park, a beach... But also: cockroaches, lots of one-way streets in the city (not good for cycling), urine and car fume smells. Be warned. 😉  

Madrid (2nd time)

Saturday 19 September After having had the rental car for 6 days I dropped it off in Madrid again and spent 5 more nights there in a modern apartment in the funky multicultural neighborhood Lavapies, which suited me better than the extremely touristy Calle de la Cruz I stayed in before. Lavapies also has its …

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