How to spend the perfect weekend in Bruges, Belgium

Recently my sister has spent a weekend in Bruges, Belgium. This city is one of those places that grabs you and will be in your hearth forever. From stunning buildings from the Middle Ages to impressive churches, museums and lots of delicious restaurants. This city has it all! It’s the ultimate weekend getaway if you are from the Netherlands, Germany or France! Even if you can only do Bruges in one day, you’ll get plenty done in this compact UNESCO-heritage listed city center. In this guide, I will show my must-see recommendations, but also my things to see, what to eat, and some recommended hotels. Here’s all you can get up to when you have a weekend in Bruges, Belgium!

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THE BEST OF LONDON IN 4 DAYS | AN ITINERARY

If you are looking for an extensive 4 day London itinerary, you have come to the right place! London is one of my favorite cities in Europe! Together with my close friend I have spent many city trips to this incredible city. We spend hours exploring the city, talking free walking tours and just being a proper tourist. After hours or research, walking the city and getting information from locals, I am now sharing my best tips for spending 4 days in London! Though you possibly can’t see everything in London in 4 days, this very extensive itinerary covers as much ground and sights as possible.

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THE ULTIMATE ISTANBUL TRAVEL GUIDE | TURKEY

Whether you are exploring the magnificent buildings built by the Ottoman empire or shopping at the Grand Bazaar, there are various incredible things to experience while visiting Istanbul.  Spanning over Europe as well as Asia, this ancient city has so much culture and history to offer. The various buildings reflect the different empires that ruled the city creating a melting pot of different styles. If you are a foodie like me, you will enjoy indulging on delicious traditional desserts and coffee. I have visited the city multiple times and if you want to find out why I fell in love with Istanbul and were the best spots are to visit, then check out my Istanbul travel guide below… 

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A SUMMER HOLIDAY ON LANZAROTE | CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN

What is better than hopping on a plane and a couple of hours later you end up on a volcanic island with some unique ‘moon-like’ landscape, blissful weather and cool beaches. This is exactly what I did during a trip to Europe last year. Lanzarote (Spain) is one of the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa is known for its year-round warm weather, beaches, and volcanic landscape.  Here is what I did during my holiday there.

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FIRST TIMERS GUIDE TO AMSTERDAM

So you are thinking about going to Amsterdam? But you are a tad concerned whether it is too crazy for you? Or how to get there? Or how not to get run over by a mad Dutchy on a bike?  Then don’t worry here is a first timers guide to Amsterdam. This is not a city guide, if you want to know all the must-see sights, then check out this post here.  This post is to help you get there, the must-knows, the bike laws and warnings and much more helpful information to hopefully help you have a great holiday in Hollands main capital. 

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MINI GUIDE TO OOTMARSUM, NETHERLANDS

I think pretty much 100% of the people following my blog have never heard of this small town before. Heck, I am certain if I would ask a Dutchman, most of them would say they don’t know where this little town is located. And, I can’t blame you. It is a pretty small town in the East of the Netherlands, and there is not a whole lot happening. You might wonder, why the heck would I write a post about it then? Well, this town is where my family originated. My family is super small and we have an unusual last name, so it is pretty easy to track our history (well we didn’t even have to do that, cause my grandpa is the first of the family to leave his village for love nawwwwwwwwwww). The town is actually very cute and went I was back home last September and I visited it with my parents. I took a bunch of photos which I would like to share with you. Additionally, I will give you some basic information, in case you are ever in the area and would like to check it out.

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A TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE ANCIENT CITY | ROME, ITALY

Rome is a city that has an amazing mix of old and new. A city that has kept its stunning and historic buildings whilst moving along in the modern world. You can wander the quaint cobblestone streets with a delicious gelato in your hand whilst walking from one stunning and impressive monument to the next. From the Spanish steps to the world-famous Colosseum and Vatican City, this city has so much to offer. Of course, being an Italian city, the city is also a foodie’s heaven, from the best gelato to pizza and pasta, you might come back with a few extra kilos of ‘baggage’. Here’s my ultimate Rome travel guide!

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THE MAGICAL TOWN OF GIETHOORN

Have you ever heard of the Venice of the North? A village where there are no roads, just canals that you can navigate by a boat? footpaths, bicycle trails are the only other way to make your way around this village, no honking cars anywhere! And if you think that is it, then you are mistaken. The houses that are scattered around this village are stunning centuries-old thatched-roof houses… It sounds like a fairy tale but it does truly exist. The village is a small village located in the northeastern Dutch province of Overijssel. (Where I am from YAY) and can be reached when you are on a trip to Amsterdam or Rotterdam.  I will show you the best ways to get there, when to go and what to see and do. Get ready to add this stunning little village to your ever-growing bucket list…

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MINI GUIDE TO BOURTANGE, NETHERLANDS

The small village of Bourtange is probably something you have never heard off unless you are from the Netherlands yourself. This small village was built in 1530 and is a fort built in a star. Additionally, it is a pretty typical old Dutch town and is pretty cool to have a look at when you are in Holland. In this blog post, I will show you the must-know information about this village and what you can expect when going to this cool little town.

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO AND SEE EUROPE IN WINTER

Europe has culture, nature, fantastic cities and amazing festivals. But the continent is mostly seen as a summer destination. From the sunny steps in Rome to the blistering sun in Paris in June, Europe is mostly a summer destination. Did you, however, know that Europe is absolutely stunning in winter as well? From the frozen canals in Amsterdam to the snowfields in the Alps and the Igloo hotel in Finland and the husky safari in Scandinavia…..What is not to love? In this post, I will show you some of the most amazing things you can do in winter and what are the top destinations to go to when the thermometer drops below 0 Brrrrrrrrrrrr!

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