Last summer you were able to follow our journey in Europe live on social networks and it was time to write an article to tell you about the preparations for this trip. Two years ago, despite the Covid, we were able to travel to Greece very easily, but last summer was very complicated! We got there late to prepare our summer holidays because everything was overpriced, just for Greece where we had been a year earlier the prices had been multiplied by 3! So we had the idea of doing a tour of Europe because comparing the prices of plane tickets was very interesting. To give you an idea, we paid around 600 euros for the plane for 4 people.
Here is our itinerary from Nice: Plane to Amsterdam, then Copenhagen, then direction Prague and finally we took the train to Berlin.
We traveled with cabin suitcases only, which saved us a lot of time at the airports because we didn’t have to check in the hold. We left for 12 days and stayed 3/4 days per city. Which is enough for those capitals that we already knew. We were delighted to visit these northern European countries in the middle of summer, far from the heat wave of our south of France! I have listed the activities that we liked to do and that the children loved:
First step of this stay, Amsterdam is only 2 hours flight from Nice, this destination was the favorite of the children. We loved the NEMO science museum, it’s incredible and to tell you we spent at least 2/3 hours there. We took the opportunity to go to our favorite neighborhood in Jordaan, there are tons of beautiful shops, trendy cafes and restaurants. The children loved the NDSM district, to get there it’s super simple, you have to take the free ferry just behind the station. Obviously we were at the FoodHallen where we were able to taste all the culinary specialties of the world!
Finally, our hotel Okura was extraordinary with great touches for children such as balloons, macaroons, games, a super nice treasure hunt and the icing on the cake: a huge swimming pool!
We had the Amsterdam card which allowed us to move around for free, to discover the Rembrandt museum, the NEMO museum, to take a cruise on the canals, in short, a very interesting card to save money.
After 3 days in Amsterdam direction Copenhagen in 1h30 flight. We love this city so much and we loved rediscovering it in the summer.
The children more than loved the amusement park TIVOLIwe spent a few hours there and a few months later they ask again when are we going to go back!
We were staying at the Andersen hotel, opposite the Absalon hotel (from the same group) in the area near the Tivoli garden, a really great hotel in terms of the welcome, the decor of the rooms, the comfort and the breakfast. . We took the opportunity to rent bikes directly from the hotel to get around the capital.
On the program for these 3 days in Copenhagen: the famous port of Nyhvan but this time we did not do the cruise, visit of Christiana, bike ride to the little mermaid, discovery of culinary specialties in Torvehallerne, shopping, long walks to observe the Danish way of life… In short, this getaway is a real treat!
New stage of this Roadtrip towards the capital check: Prague. This city was not a favorite of children, compared to Amsterdam and Copenhagen which are super friendly cities, it is true that the inhabitants were a little less friendly in Prague. The children still loved the history of the city, the castle, the Spanish synagogue, the Jewish cemetery, and strolling through the alleys of the old town.
And finally to end this trip to Europe, our last stop was Berlin where we were going to meet friends. We took the opportunity to visit the spy museum which is really great to do with children. We were staying in the Prenzlauerberg district, a super cool neighborhood with beautiful vintage shops and ultra cool cafes. The kids loved biking on the famous track of the old Tempelhof airport and we loved the Biergartens!
We used the Welcome Card Berlin to get discounts on activities.
A culturally very interesting trip, we talked a lot about history, we were able to visit a lot of museums and with such curious children, it’s happiness! We ate really well everywhere, our guide Thomas had unearthed some great food addresses for us as usual!
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