Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I just really like the feeling whenever I am exploring a new place. If it was possible, I would be traveling somewhere new every single month. Unfortunately that’s not really realistic but that makes traveling whenever I do a lot more exciting. Since the last couple of years I have traveled to quiet a couple of cities, I wanted to make a small list of my favorite cities, which I would recommend going on a city trip to. Just let the wanderlust take over… ✈️
This first city is very close by for me so I mostly just spend a day there and then go home. But if I wasn’t living in The Netherlands, I would definitely recommend going on a city trip to Amsterdam. Amsterdam is a city that has a lot to offer. Most people only know the centre of Amsterdam and some of the big sights, but it’s a lot more fun to explore the rest of the city as well. Places like De Pijp, The Nine Streets, Jordaan and NSDM are neighborhoods where you’ll find the most lovely hotspots, stores and unique things to photograph, since Amsterdam is very photogenic city. If you’re looking for specific hotspots in Amsterdam to go, you can find lots of posts about things to do or go right here.
TIP! Spend one whole day wandering around The Nine Streets. You can have breakfast, lunch and dinner there and also are able to shop at some of the loveliest stores.
Most people know Paris by the name “City of Love”. ❤️ Until now I have been to Paris two times, once with my parents on a family trip and once for business with my internship. Both trip were very different but both times I got to see a lot of this beautiful city. Everybody knows The Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre and more. Since all of these sights are located all around the city, I wandered around the neighborhoods of the sights and found so many lovely places. Le Marais is one of the places that really feels like you are in authentic Paris that you see in the movies so it’s definitely worth a visit. Even after visiting Paris two times, I still feel like I haven’t seen everything.
TIP! I would recommend getting a card for the metro so you can easily get from one part of the city to another, unless you like to walk a lot of course.
London had been on my to-go list for a while and last year I finally got to go. Eline and I spent four full days in London, and we planned to do so much, but I still feel like I haven’t seen everything of London. London is a very large city, so we almost went everywhere by metro. Some of my favorite places and sights are Buckingham Palace, Big Ben Picadilly Circus, Shoreditch, Notting Hill and even more. I feel like this is a city I will visit again and there is a lot more to discover. As you can tell, it’s the perfect city for the ultimate city trip. Check my travel diary from London to see what Eline and I saw, did, eat and more.
TIP! Don’t only go to Oxford Street, go to the streets behind Oxford Street, like Carnaby Street and Kingly Street. This way you can escape the craziness a little and just wander around calmly.
➸ NEW YORK
Last but definitely not least, my absolute favorite city, New York. ? Do I even have to explain why this is the perfect city to go on citytrip to? I don’t think so, but of course I will. Besides the cities I’ve mentioned, I think New York is a city where you can wander around of for years and still find new places, hotspots and more. Of course you should visit some of the big sights, like Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Ground Zero, The High Line, Flat Iron Building and so many more. But I would also recommend going to South Sea Port (which is filled with unique shops), Chelsea (which is near The High Line and you’ll get the ultimate New York feeling here) and Tribeca (I stayed here the first time and it just felt like home for some reason). In total I’ve been two times to New York and both times I’ve left this city feeling so happy, it’ just crazy. That’s something I think everyone should experience once in their lives.
TIP! Since New York is such a busy city filled with tourists, order tickets for visiting the Empire State Building or other sights like that, beforehand online. This is one of the things we did and we didn’t have to wait in line anywhere.
“New York is not a city, it’s a world.”
Since New York inspired me (and still does) so much, I always like to be reminded of that. That’s why I have made my very own phone case with the City Marble option. I chose to put the map of New York City on mine, but you can pick any city you like. So maybe when you’ve been on a city trip to one of these cities, and it has earned a spot on your favorites list, you could be reminded of it all the time with a phone case like this.
There are so much more cities that are great to go on a trip to so I might do another one of these in a little while. But for now, these are my recommendations! Hopefully you like these cities just as much as I do and will like the tips I’ve given if you are planning on visiting one of these cities any time soon. This summer I will be traveling to Edinburgh with Lotte so that’s where you’ll get a travel diary and hotspot posts from. We already have made a pretty long list of sights and shops to visit but if you have any recommendations, I would love to hear. What is your favorite city? Which cities are still on your bucket list?
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All of these cities are on my bucket list, but I’ve only visited London. I really, really want to go to New York!
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New York is such a dreamy city. I really hope you get to go some time 🙂 X
I’m going to Amsterdam next month! So I’ll be sure to read your other blog posts. I’ve been to Paris and London but I have never seen photos as pretty as the ones in this blog post ! They’re stunning!
Ah thank you so much! That’s so exciting. I have tons of posts about Amsterdam on here so I hope you’ll get something from them and have a lovely time! X
I’m sure I will have a lovely time reading them x
Such a nice and informative post Neeltje <3
Thanks girl! Xx
I am going to Berlin this summer. But I really want to visit Amsterdam again, it was such a beautiful place! And Barcelona is also on my bucket list for this summer 🙂 Lovely post
Thank you! Berlin is a really interesting city with all of the history and Barcelona is really a must to visit as well. It’s such a relaxed city and Parc Güell is so pretty! Xx
Leuk lijstje! Ik ben ook helemaal weg van Amsterdam, Parijs en London. En New York staat voor altijd nog op nummer één van mijn bucketlist!
Dankjewel! New York is echt te gaaf. Hopelijk ga je er binnenkort een keertje heen 🙂
In NYC I haven`t been yet but the other three cities were really great!
Ah, I know right! New York is definitely worth visiting as well. Xx
Wowwww loved everything you shared here!!!
Have a beautiful day my dear :)))
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Thank youu 🙂
Veru Nice article and fits in my own blog – niche haha. City – trips. My love and passion are Berlin. Nice tips for the listed city’s. I wil hit the likes for social media etc.
I am a big fan of Amsterdam! And this is my recommendation! You wanna see a difference visit Amsterdam!
Ah thanks! X
New York staat nog op mij Lijstje, maar de rest ook ooit eens geweest Prachtig om steden te ontdekken!
New York is echt heel gaaf! 🙂 Dankjewel. X
New York staat echt nog op mijn lijstje, maar door de enorme afstand en prijs schuif ik het alsmaar voor me uit. Dit jaar ben ik wel naar Parijs geweest en in Londen kwam ik zelfs al 5x. Ow, en Amsterdam kom ik dagelijks: mijn studie zit daar gevestigd ^^
Ah, snap ik… Hopelijk kun je er binnenkort een keer naar toe 🙂 Xx
Indeed! could be super fun… thank you for sharing!
Amsterdam – check!
Paris – check, check, check, check, … !
London – to do!
New York – to do!
Leuk! Nog voor op de travel bucketlist 🙂
Yay nog ongeveer 100 dagen en zit ik ook in NYC. Can’t wait. London en paris zijn ook echt mijn favo steden
Aah gaaf! Veel plezier alvast 🙂
Europe is too gorgeous! You’re definitely making me want to plan my next trip ASAP. Thanks so much for sharing, love.
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Ah I am glad you like it 🙂 I hope you get to visit soon! X
Ik wil ooit eens naar New York, het lijkt me supercool! De andere bezocht ik al, en waren zeker en vast de moeite waard 🙂 Ik ging laatst naar Praag, ook een echte aanrader! Over 2 weken vertrek ik naar Boedapest, benieuwd!
Oeh Praag ben ik nog nooit geweest dus die komt ook wel op mijn lijstje 🙂 Dankjewel en veel plezier alvast!
The only city I’ve yet to really explore fully is Amsterdam on your list but the brief time I did spend there, it looked absolutely beautiful with all the canals 🙂
Ah, Amsterdam is such a lovely city. If you get go to again, I would really recommend looking at the posts I’ve posted on here with some hotspots 🙂 Xx
Ze staan op mijn travel bucketlist. Amsteram ben ik al geweest maar graag wil weer daar naar toe
Leuk! Zeker doen als je de kans krijgt 🙂 Xx
Mooie foto’s! Zelf wil ik heel graag naar New York toe. En Londen vind ik altijd leuk om naartoe te gaan 🙂
Jaa beide zijn ze heel leuk 🙂 Dankjewel! X
Ik ben in Parijs geweest en vond het een geweldig mooie stad!
Dankjewel! Ja, mooie stad is het he 🙂
Mooi! New York stond op mijn wishlist. Afgelopen november gingen we er onverwachts heen. Cadeautje van mijn man ??
Ah wat gaaf! Het is een mooie stad he 🙂 X
De eerste drie heb ik al bezocht, New York is in oktober aan de beurt 😉 Ik had zelf helemaal niets met Parijs eigenlijk, Amsterdam en Londen vond ik wel heel leuk!
New York is zo’n gave stad! Veel plezier alvast 🙂
Oh my god I totally loved your post ! First because I love the way you’re writing, and also because I’m found of big city trips.
I’ve only been in London and Paris (from you list I mean) and I have the same feeling : it seems that I haven’t seen everything, so I have to come back !
But I really want to visit Amsterdam too, and it’s needless to say that I’m obsessed with going to New York !
Thank you so much! Xx