ADVENTURE TIME-NL,GERMANY,BELGIUM

Hey everyone! I hope you all have great time with your cuties. Our second term have started. That’s why I am busy, as every teacher. In these s busy days, I just want to post a new adventure time session. I hope you like it. Here we go;

p.s.: we traveled Dortmund, Wesel,Arnhem, Utrecht, Amsterdam,  Eindhoven, Nieuwegein,Den Bosch,Antwerpen,Brussels,Maastricht,Köln,Düsseldorf.But I share a few of them.

It was last September that we traveled 3 countries in  15 days. Our journey started with flying to Dortmund,Germany. We had our breakfast, after we rent a car in airport. But we had to wait a bit to rent. Because it was Sunday and nearly every shop was closed on Sunday in Germany. There were 2 rent a car company and they were opened late, or we arrived too early 🙂

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We drove our car to Kaiser Wilhelm and arrived that amazing view of Rhine. The green color of the river is worth seeing.

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Then we drove to Arnhem,The Netherlands; by keeping in mind that we were going to come back to Germany.

dsc_0584       After we put the bags and refreshed in hotel,which is near a green little forest, we rent bikes and went to discover the city. We biked between the trees which has the most beautiful green in the world. We stopped in a great park which people was sitting with their kids and playing with dogs.

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Staying in the hotel and waking up with fresh air on our room and sunshine in our faces was a great experience. We left that peaceful hotel and traveled to Amsterdam.

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What did we see first? Of course bicycles and bicycle parkings, everywhere. No horns, no exhaust; but respectful vehicles for bikes. Smelling the air there was an amazing experience for us. Th sunshine was with us,luckily. We wander in riverbank, looking at boats and eating fries. I share below the pictures which I captured in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam is one of the most bicycle-friendly large cities in the world and is a center of bicycle culture with good facilities for cyclists such as bike paths and bike racks, and several guarded bike storage garages which can be used for a nominal fee. In 2013, there were about 1,200,000 bicycles in Amsterdam outnumbering the amount of citizens in the city. Theft is widespread – in 2011, about 83,000 bicycles were stolen in Amsterdam.Bicycles are used by all socio-economic groups because of their convenience, Amsterdam’s small size, the 400 kilometers (249 miles) of bike paths,the flat terrain, and the arguable inconvenience of driving an automobile.

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Amsterdam’s name derives from Amstelredamme indicative of the city’s origin as a dam of the river Amstel. Amsterdam has more than 100 kilometres (60 miles) of canalmost of which are navigable by boat.

No doubt, the symbol of the city is IAMSTERDAM which locates in Museumplein.

Although the saying “Leef en laat leven” or “Live and let live” summaries the Dutch and especially the Amsterdam open and tolerant society, the increased influx of religions and cultures after the Second World War, has on a number of occasions strained social relations.With 180 different nationalities,Amsterdam is home to one of the widest varieties of nationalities of any city in the world.

You can learn more about Amsterdam in the link below;

http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/

Of course walking so much made us tired. We went the most beautiful hotel in Amsterdam,because it is on the water .Botel is a modern floating 3 star hotel in Amsterdam. A perfect base of operations for getting to know this exciting city. The Botel is moored at a vibrant spot on the banks of the river IJ-oever. Formerly a dynamic shipyard, over the last ten years it’s been transformed into the epitome of hip, hot and trendy: festivals, events, art, restaurants.

Learn more about Botel

You should know, it is worth visiting other small cities and villages in The Netherlands. They give you peace, for sure. ‘s-Hertogenbosch is one of them.

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Next destination was the Antwerp and Brussels, Belgium.

And before we made departure from Düsseldorf , we traveled Köln, Germany.

Schloss Benrath

I don’t know how many times we turned around the town to find this place. But when we found it, walking near of the water by looking at ducks was worth it. Especially the hue of the pink haunted me.

In 1755 Elector Palatine Carl Theodor ordered court architect Nicolas de Pigage to build Benrath Palace. The building was finished in the 1770s. In accordance with the baroque ideal the Corps de Logis (main palace) is the formal and functional center of the entire complex. The surrounding gardens relate to the main palace, thus establishing a total work of art. Same as the palace – which is the highlight as well as the terminal of the building type called ‘Maison de Plaisance’, that had been developed since the 17th century – the park is a remarkable result of a (late) baroque development, which was superseded by the English landscape garden shortly afterwards.

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Construction of Cologne Cathedral commenced in 1248 and was halted in 1473, leaving it unfinished. Work restarted in the 19th century and was completed, to the original plan, in 1880.The cathedral is the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe and has the second-tallest spires. The towers for its two huge spires give the cathedral the largest facade of any church in the world. The choir has the largest height to width ratio, 3.6:1, of any medieval church.

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This travel was the best for me, for sure. After we traveled those 3 countries, we decided to move The Netherlands some day. Sometimes we say “Yes! We can do it” , sometimes it looks hard for us. I hope I will say YES to my wish someday. I am waiting for it to come true. What is your dream in this short life?

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