Tag Archives: Northern Europe

Travel: ‘Ten Best Places To Visit In The Netherlands’

The Netherlands is a densely populated country in part reclaimed from the sea with about half of its land lying below sea level. Many tourist only come to the Netherlands to visit Amsterdam. But Holland has plenty to offer outside its capital. Crisscrossed with canals, the flat landscape is perfect for cycling with historic town centers and classic windmills sprinkled across the country. During springtime the flower gardens become great tourist attractions providing a bold spectacle of vivid colors. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in the Netherlands.

Aerial Travel: ‘Lovatnet Lake – Norway’ (4K Video)

Lovatnet is a lake in the municipality of Stryn in Vestland county, Norway. It is located about 2 kilometers southeast of the village of Loen and about 6 kilometers east of the village of Olden. The lake lies just 2 kilometers southwest of the mountain Skåla.

Travel: ‘A Different View Of Amsterdam’ (Video)

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths. 

Amsterdam has more than 100 kilometers of grachten, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings.

Scandinavian Travel: ‘Helsinki & Southern Finland’ (Video)

Filmed and Edited by; Jan Fröjdman

Many of us hope for brighter times these days, on many levels…
Filmed in Helsinki and the southern part of Finland.

Helsinki, Finland’s southern capital, sits on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. Its central avenue, Mannerheimintie, is flanked by institutions including the National Museum, tracing Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present. Also on Mannerheimintie are the imposing Parliament House and Kiasma, a contemporary art museum. Ornate red-brick Uspenski Cathedral overlooks a harbor.

Travel: The Cities, Rivers & Forests Of Sweden (Video)

Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen.

Walking Tour: Amsterdam -The Netherlands (Video)

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

Recorded: August 2020

Video Timeline Links: 00:00 – Amsterdam, Netherlands Walking Tour Intro 01:37 – Amsterdam Central Station 09:35 – Old Church 18:59 – Dam Square 19:32 – National Monument 21:30 – Madame Tussauds 22:00 – Royal Palace 22:56 – The New Church 24:19 – Magna Plaza 30:36 – Amsterdam Museum 39:48 – Mint Tower 41:06 – Floating Flower Market 47:53 – Rembrandt Square 48:34 – Rembrandt Statue 52:43 – Museum of Bags & Purses 1:00:29 – Museum Van Loon 1:06:14 – Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 1:13:36 – Rijksmuseum 1:16:21 – Museum Square 1:34:02 – Leidsestraat 1:43:59 – Museum of the Canals 1:45:17 – Cromhout House Museum 1:55:16 – Church of Our Lady 1:58:55 – Western Church (Westerkerk) 2:01:34 – Anne Frank House Museum 2:10:23 – Torensluis Bridge 2:11:04 – Statue of Multatuli

Aerial Views: ‘Copenhagen’ In Denmark’ (Video)

Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It’s linked to nearby Sweden via the Öresund bridge. Copenhagen, its capital, is home to royal palaces and colorful Nyhavn harbor, plus the Tivoli amusement park and the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue. Odense is writer Hans Christian Andersen’s hometown, with a medieval core of cobbled streets and half-timbered houses. 

Copenhagen, Denmark – Famed for Vikings and fairytales, Denmark’s capital city is starting to draw the crowds for entirely new and modern reasons. Copenhagen’s contemporary architecture, fluid, innovative design and Michelin-starred restaurants make this Scandinavian city a favourite with the European jet-set. International events like climate change conferences and cycling tours have placed this Danish city firmly on the global map.

Sights – One of the oldest amusement parks in the world, Tivoli Gardens comes into its own after the sun goes down and the fairy lights switch on. This rambling park offers flower gardens, boat rides, beer gardens, dreamy architecture, carnival rides and nightly firework displays. The park is a little bit kitsch, but a whole lot of fun, especially for travelers with children.

Explore the twisting, cobble-stoned medieval streets of Old Copenhagen and marvel at the architecture. If you want to know how the other half lives, take a tour of examples from royal Danish culture, including the Crown Jewels, at Rosenborg Slot, a17th century Renaissance castle located in the centre of the city. The castle was built by King Christian lV, and is surrounded by blooming gardens in the summer time.

For a dose of an alternative way of life, visit Christiania, Copenhagen’s commune of like-minded individuals who have their own law and lifestyle. Christiania is a sanctuary for pensioners, immigrants, artists, the homeless, the unemployed, students, intellectuals and musicians. Christiana is not governed by Copenhagen’s municipality, and there exists a liberal and progressive mindset within its borders. Christiana is relatively safe — there are rules within the community that forbid stealing, violence and firearms — but you should still go with a friend during the day.

Aerial Travel: Amsterdam – The Netherlands (Video)

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.