3 Top things to do in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Have a look at my video of a winter weekend in Dusseldorf.

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Vlogging equipment: You want to be the Team Overkill… seriously?

Ok,  I admit, I subscribe to this guy YT channel and every time he goes to a camera store, I drool. He buys and changes expensive lenses / cameras just like eating pizzas (often and too many). Riding a lambo, yacht or heli to make  footages become ordinary things for him and when he announced that he will be hiring for his team overkill, 2000+ people applied… o my.. I guess we all want a taste of luxuries.

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That being said, I still agree with  Casey Neistat that gear doesn’t matter. As a creator of course I want the top tier gear and gadgets, but as an aspiring minimalist I have to go back to what I really need at this particular point in time (I try to not chopped an apple with an axe, so to speak).

Here are my beginner movie making main gear and why I chose them:

Camera: Canon 60D (it has the flip screen, good face auto focus, and can shoot HD) you can buy it here:

Splurge option: Canon 80D  (US), http://amzn.to/2jq4TVN (UK) or http://amzn.to/2kNlHGn (EU).

Lens: Tamron 28 – 75mm, F:2.8 macro (good depth of field reach) you can buy it here:

Splurge optionCanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens (US), http://amzn.to/2kmO8K6 (UK) or http://amzn.to/2kLThZZ (EU).

Tripod: Peter Hadley Equipment  (light weight, perfect height, multiple functions)

Splurge option: Manfrotto MVH500AH Lightweight Fluid Video System with Bag  (US), http://amzn.to/2jqjdNV (UK) or http://amzn.to/2knsR38 (EU).

Lighting: YONGNUO Pro LED Video Light (dimmable cheap light, small easy to mount and carry) you can buy it here:

Splurge option: http://amzn.to/2jqTXaf (US), http://amzn.to/2kmDCCK (UK) or http://amzn.to/2jqdF6b (EU).

Microphone: Rode VideoMicro  (small, light, no battery and windshield included)

Splurge option: Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera (US), http://amzn.to/2kcJo7V (UK), http://amzn.to/2kcMdpz (EU)

 

3 Markets to put on your Amsterdam bucketlist.

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:

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  1. Flower Market, do something different, bring flower buds as souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

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2. Waterlooplein Vintage market, for the vintage fashionistas this will be your place, some of the stalls sell clothes by the kilograms.

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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.