My trip in Netherlands, last day

We spent the last day in Netherlands visiting Utrecht, to which we haven’t given the right importance.

Utrecht was founded by the Romans in 47 AD to protect an important position for the crossing of the river Rhine.

This city was the first in the Netherlands to embrace the Catholic faith, and in the Middle Ages it became an important religious center, extending its control over most of the Netherlands until 1527.

The city center preserves many medieval churches and monasteries, which are now next to modern architectural complexes.

The Oudegracht, the old canal, passes through the city 5 meters below street level. Beautiful is the Domtoren, which is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, and represents, with its 112 m, one of the tallest towers in the Netherlands. This tower dominates Utrecht, and from its top you have the best view of the city.

Near the tower stands the Cathedral, Domkerk, whose construction began in 1254, it is here that the Union of Utrecht was signed in 1579 by John the Count of Nassau, brother of William of Orange.

After this brief visit to the city, after lunch we had to head towards the Eindhoven airport, leaving for now this beautiful country, so characteristic and full of traditions.

My trip in Netherlands, first day

Hi everyone,

in this post I would like to tell you about my experience in Netherlands, happened during the month may.

I flew to Amsterdam with my boyfriend on Thursday 24th may, and we are back on Sunday 27th may. Unfortunately, it was just a hit and run but it was just worth it.

We have left from Bologna airport at 10.15 a.m. on Thursday 24th, to land at 12.15 p.m. at Eindhoven airport.

From here we took the bus to reach Utrecht, city that we have chosen to stay during this long weekend. At the beginning, we would have liked to stay in Amsterdam, but you know how are the finances of archaeologists. So we opted for this city and it was a great choice! Our decision has fallen on Luxury Apartments, apartments located in a residential context. We have chosen to stay in apartment to be more independent and not have any kind of connection with breakfast, lunch or dinner at the hotel.

From the apartment the Utrecht Central Station is 10-minute walk away, and from there the trains leave for Amsterdam every 10 minutes, which is half an hour away by train.

So once the luggage and we were settled, we took the first train for Amsterdam to get to the spectacular Melkweg!

The Melkweg (“Milky Way”) is a famous concert hall and cultural center of Amsterdam, as well as a former hippy meeting point. It is located near Leidseplein, the central square in the area where most of the city night entertainments are concentrated.

The building was previously a workshop and is currently divided into several rooms of various sizes, in fact in addition to the large concert hall, there is a room intended for theatrical and dance performances, a cinema, a room for photographic exhibitions and one for multi-media art events. The Melkweg is run by a non-profit organization founded in 1970.

At the Melkweg, that evening, my favorite singer-songwriter of the moment was playing, Michael Malarkey, multifaceted artist who opened the tour of his fantastic album “Mongrels” in Amsterdam. We had chosen these dates without knowing the first stop of his tour, it was destiny to see him again after the concert of Rome.

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Mongrels Tour 2018 is in full swing! Here’s a little taster of night one in Amsterdam. Come join us for the rest of the run… • • • Remaining shows: 26 may paris, La Maroquinerie (rescheduled show) 27 may antwerp, Kavka 28 may hamburg, Nochtspeicher 30 may Frankfurt, Das Bett 31 may Zürich, Plaza Klub Zürich 01 june munich, STROM 02 june vienna, WUK 04 june brno, Fléda Club 05 june krakow, Zet Pe Te 06 june kosice, Tabacka Kultrufabrik 07 june budapest, Dürer Kert 09 june bucharest, Hard Rock Cafe Bucharest 15 june london, OMEARA 16 june dublin, Whelan’s 17 june​ glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut • • • All tickets at michaelmalarkeyofficial.com // Video c/o ___ @mcbane.tv

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From the Amsterdam Central Station to the Melkweg it took 30 minutes of walking to get there. In this half an hour, we enjoyed the view of the canals and the beautiful and characteristic Amsterdam houses at sunset.

To be continued, stay tune…