Today I thought I would share some European photographs for the A to Z Challenge, and thus today’s travel theme is N is for the Netherlands (and some random European nations).
The city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands is famous for many things – it’s canal system, the profuseness of bicycles, the legality of certain substances, the red light district, and, of course, windmills. You can join a tour and venture just outside of Amsterdam, traveling through a picture-perfect landscape dotted with canals, authentic wooden houses, windmills, and fishing villages, as well as have an opportunity to observe traditional crafting.
Strasbourg, located in France, is the capital of the Alsace region, and has been heavily influenced by nearby Germany. Although Strasbourg is primarily known for its Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame, it is also dotted with quaint provincial buildings reminiscent of its German heritage.
Koblenz is a 2,000-year-old town in Germany, nestled in the picturesque landscape of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, and surrounded by four low mountain ranges. The town features abundant cultural monuments and historic buildings amidst a relaxed atmosphere of town squares and river promenades.
I think that one of the most interesting parts of European cities is the diversity as well as the blend of cultures that you find. The historic geopolitical ties have bound these cities and countries together inextricably, and yet each city possesses a culture that is all its own.
What is your favorite city in Europe? Where have you been, or where would you like to go? Let me know in the comments!