Düsseldorf is a great city that can be easy reachable by bus, train or plane from multiple cities in Europe, that makes it a good weekend getaway city trip.
So without further due, let’s see what’s my top 3 things to do in Düsseldorf:
Window shopping at the Königsallee, where you could gawk at luxury brand showrooms and at the same time enjoy walking along side the beautiful Düsseldorf canal.
Rheinturm or The Rhine Tower, to get a good glimpse of the city own vibes you could go to this tower and have a “look around” Düsseldorf while drinking your favorite beverage.
Düsseldorf‘s Rhine embankment promenade, This is the literally should be one of the highlights of your visit in Dusseldorf. River view dining, art gazing at The Kunst im Tunnel or just take a romantic stroll and enjoy the picturesque view.
Have a look at my video of a winter weekend in Dusseldorf.
Amsterdam is actually quite a small city, but with really a lot of attractions to offer. Unfortunately if you are a tourist, Amsterdam transit system is not that great and you’ll get confuse soon enough. It is like you are in a 360° movie, everywhere you stand you are surrounded by interesting places to see and you don’t know which way to go first.
It will also be handy to make a list of things to see when you visit Amsterdam to avoid being overwhelmed. The cheapest way to go around Amsterdam is to buy a day ticket (or multidays). With this ticket you could ride the trams, metros, ferries or trains the whole day as long as you are still in the city, so even if you’d make a wrong turn you don’t have to pay the extra transportation cost.
Now as for market-wise, I narrowed it down to three for you:
- Flower Market, do something different, bring flower buds as souvenirs for your loved ones back home.
2. Waterlooplein Vintage market, for the vintage fashionistas this will be your place, some of the stalls sell clothes by the kilograms.
3. Albert Cuyp Market, This is literally the melting pot of Amsterdam, I kid all the time that you could stop traveling the world and go to this market instead. Here you could find a lot of exotic food and herbs among other things.
Rotterdam is a harbor city, while the rest of the country walk slowly in getting their city face modernized, Rotterdam has always been running in the front line. The city has almost buried the olden Europe characters.
Modern Architecture is one of Rotterdam’s charms. So many interesting landmark buildings built by legend architects, yet if you have only a little time, these are the 3 must see:
- Euromast, the tallest building in the country ’nuff said.
2. Roterdam Central Station, newly rebuilt just about 2 years old. While Euromast will give you bird’s eye view experience, the Central Station will give you ant’s eye view ;). Literally, people going in and out like ants, also when you just got out of the building you will be presented with these row of Manhattan like skyscrapers, making you feel really like a tiny insect.
3. The Markthal (Market Hall), is all about the food… ha… just kidding… #not. It is about the old market experience in a modern setting.
I deliberately didn’t put the complete building pictures here because I think the video will capture my experience better.
“For those who are lost, there will always be cities that feel
like home.” ~ Simon Van Booy