Want a day or weekend trip to travel around outside the country? While The Netherlands has some amazing places that some of us may not have visited before, it’s always fun to go on spontaneous trips to neighboring or nearby countries to indulge in a different atmosphere. What’s even greater is that because some of the places are considerably near, you can even go during the day and be back home at night! So, what are these day or weekend getaways? Well we here at ISR have 5 student-favorite cities for you:
- Antwerp, Belgium
It takes approximately an hour by train to reach Antwerp from Rotterdam. That’s right! An hour. Antwerp offers all kinds of attractions from the famous Cathedral of Our Lady to the Antwerp Zoo located next to the Central Station. You can also head on over to the Grote Markt and marvel over the Renaissance ambiance of the square and observe the impressive tower of the Cathedral looming from behind the buildings. So if you haven’t, dedicate a day to visit Antwerp and before you know it you’re back home on the same day with a check on your travel list.
- Paris, France
The lovely, picturesque City of Light is accessible by train, bus and flight, but most of us take the train or bus. The train can be costly (especially if you buy a ticket near to your travel date), however it only takes around 2.5-4 hours and that is still much faster than the bus. If you take the FlixBus, it should cost you approximately 50 euros for a two-way trip. It seems that each of us have our own agendas for Paris. May it be for the architecture that embody grandeur and opulence, the culinary retreat, the high-end fashion experience or just for the eclectic and lively ambiance that defines the city. Whatever it is, Paris is definitely not to be missed especially when it is within proximity.