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Elliott Lowen

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Fun things to do for newlyweds

My daughter is marrying in April and is travelling to Bavaria, Westphalia, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris for her honeymoon.  Can you suggest particularly romantic points of interest and places to eat along the way?

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  • Michelle Funk

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    Parc André Citroën is a free public park that is absolutely spectacular in Spring. It has a large grassy area ideal for picnicking, and then number of little park areas that each has a different theme. It was exploding with flowers in May when we went, and is just plain magical.

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    I highly recommend that they shop in the markets to pack up a delightful picnic to bring there. Many shop owners are delighted to recommend picnic items and pack up things for you - we had a fromagière who put together a cheese plate for us, a wine expert who helped us select a bottle and opened it for us so we wouldn't need a corkscrew, and so on so forth. (We shopped in the indoor Marché Saint-Germain) Thinking ahead and packing some disposable silverware, mugs that are good for wine, and little plates to bring makes this easier.

    Also, no trip to Paris is complete without taking a walk along the Seine - I highly recommend starting to at the Tuileries and then strolling over the Pont des Artsand walking along the river towards Notre-Dame de Paris, which is absolutely spectacular lit at night.

    Other great and romantic areas to explore include basically everywhere in the Latin Quartier and around the Centre George Pompidou.


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    And no couples trip to Paris is complete without walking up the hill in Montmartre towards the Basilique du Sacre-Coeur.


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    In Paris, one of my favorite places to have dinner is Fish La Boissonnerie. It's a seasonal menu and it is always delicious. Everyone inside speaks fluent English as well

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    I'd say visiting Fussen and the Neuschwanstein Castle would be quite romantic. It's a lovely mountain area with 360 degrees of great views.

    In Paris a nice picnic under the Eiffel Tower or watching the sunset from Basilique du Sacre-Coeur (despite all of the people it's a lovely view). Maybe a night time river boat cruise. I'm not sure what the latest is with the lock bridge being destroyed but adding a lock to it was nice for us.

    In Munich the Frauenplatz area has a variety of delicious beer halls.

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  • Jacqui Travels

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    What an amazing European honeymoon! I planned something similar but got stuck in France for 3 months!


    Amsterdam is such a wonderful and beautiful city! You can get to most places on foot, but you can also explore the city very easily on the trams or a canal boat. For food: eat a traditional Indonesian rijsttafel. Rijsttafel (“ryst-tah-fell”) is Dutch for “rice table” and is a fusion of Indonesian and dutch foods. Try Indrapura on Rembrandtplein. To see: there are 50+ museums! Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are a few of the top ones. For culture: for an authentic beer tasting experience at a micro brewery in a windmill, catch the 22 bus from Central Station to the east of the city (about 10-15mins). Also, walk through the red light district... at night :) It is eye opening and alluring. For romance: See the tulips in bloom if you are there April-June. There are a few fields just outside of the city that are amazing.

    See more about Amsterdam in my useful guide here:http://www.neverendinghoneymoon.net/tips-for-exploring-amsterdam/

    Paris is also a great destination! You can spend days walking through the city and experiencing the sites - with hubby in tow, this should be romantic enough! Montmartre is particularly beautiful with its small, cobbled winding streets and wine bars.

    A guide to Paris, including suggested walking routes: http://www.neverendinghoneymoon.net/paris-2/

    Brussels is a beautiful city, but probably doesn't require as much time as the bigger cities. It is great to wander around in, do a walking tour and splurge on chocolates and Belgium beer. One place to have a drink at is Delirium Cafe, home to well over 2,000 beers from all over the world.

    I hope she has an amazing trip! But it's all about experiencing it with her new partner. Don't sweat the small stuff - no one can have more of a crazy honeymoon than myself (a broken foot, surgery and stolen bag and passports), but it makes for a great story ;)

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    Hi Elliott,

    Amsterdam is very beautiful and romantic by night with all the canals and the little lights on the bridges. The city center is very small, so they could walk everything. Just for your information: April 27th it's King's day in Amsterdam and the whole city will be messy, crowded, drunk and above all orange! It's a great and fun experience, but not really romantic. I don't know what date they will be in Amsterdam, but keep this in mind! There are lots of nice places in the Vondelpark or in the Negen Straatjes or anywhere else in the city for drinks or dinner. If they like beer, go to Brouwerij 't IJ to have some Dutch beer or take a ferry across the IJ to the north of Amsterdam to enjoy the sunset at Pllek or Café de Ceuvel.

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    In Amsterdam it is possible to make a cruise through the canals Amsterdam Canal Cruises. The only "problem", is that April is no guarantee for nice weather in Amsterdam.. Definitely a nice place to visit is Vondelpark . A beautiful park in the center of Amsterdam. For dinner in Amsterdam I would suggest De Kas!

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  • Heleen Hofman

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    Hello Elliot! I live in Belgium (have all my life) and I'd suggest she just skips Brussels and goes to Bruges instead.

    Brussels is only very popular because it's the capitol of Belgium but in all honesty it's my least favorite city in Belgium. It's dirty and there's not really much to see except a long shopping street and the city hall's building with a kind of market square.

    So, even tho it is SUPER easy to travel by train in Belgium, the absolute max you'd have to pay to travel to all the different kinds of cities in Belgium is 20 euro (go and back) if she has to pick one it's Brugge!

    The gorgeous architecture and canals (they don't call it little Venice for nothing!)... And so romantic! It's perfect for a honeymoon and I hope she considers it!

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