• Europe,  Netherlands,  Travel

    Amsterdam – XXX

    Amsterdam is one of the most iconic port cities in Europe!  Famous for its beautiful canals, red light district, and coffee shops, this city was at the top of my bucket list.  I visited Amsterdam while studying abroad in 2013, and I was happy to revisit the city in 2016! Walking Tour During my first visit to Amsterdam, I went on my first ever Free Walking Tour.  After enjoying it so much, I began seeking similar tours in other destinations.  It sounds like it’d be redundant, but I decided to start off my stay in Amsterdam with another walking tour!  I used the same company, but obviously I had a…

  • Europe,  Netherlands,  Travel

    Rotterdam – ‘The Destroyed City’

    Rotterdam is a major port city in the Netherlands.  I knew close to nothing about this city prior to visiting during my Vacances de Toussaint in 2016.  I enjoyed the city so much, I revisited just three months later!  I decided to visit Rotterdam because it was right in between Antwerp and Amsterdam!  As it turns out, this city is extremely young with impressive modern architecture! Rotterdam was bombed during World War II and nearly the entire city was destroyed.  There is an incredibly moving statue beside the Maritime Museum, by Ossip Zadkine, named “The Destroyed City.”  He said that when he arrived to Rotterdam after the war and saw…