Last month online magazine Architecture & Design has made a ranking of their 26 Places to Visit Before you Die. 2 of them are in the Netherlands, very close: Amsterdam and Lisse.

Such gorgeous places… I have visited some, others are on my list. I would replace the Promenade des Anglais in Nice with the roofs of Florence,  the Casino de Monaco in Monte Carlo with the “campagna toscana” and Sacre Coeur with the Mezquita in Cordoba.

How many of these places did you see already? Which ones did you like, which ones were deceiving?

1. Promenade des Anglais in Nice, Southern France

Promenade des Anglais

2. Amalfi Coast, Italy

Amalfi Coast


3. Tivoli gardens and amusement park in Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli gardens


4. 612-year-old Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic

Charles Bridge

5. Limestone arch on the Maltese island of Gozo

Limestone arch


6. Mediterranean Sea from the Greek island of Santorini


7. Amsterdam, the Netherlands


8. Lagos, Portugal


9. Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, Italy

Sistine Chapel

10. Jägala Fall, Estonia

Jägala Fall

11. Casino de Monaco in Monte Carlo, Monaco

Casino de Monaco

12. Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain

Alhambra palace

13. Dubrovnik, Croatia


14. Lisse, the Netherlands


15. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Cliffs of Moher

16. Rome’s stately Colosseum, Italy


17. Market Square of Krakow, Poland

Market Square Krakow

18. Canyoning in Interlaken, Switzerland


19. Venice, Italy


20. Thermal bath in Budapest, Hungary

20. Thermal bath Budapest

21. Sacre-Coeur in Montmartre in Paris, France


22. Istanbul, Turkey


23. Sighisoara, Romania


24. Fjords, Norway



25. Stonehenge, Southern England



26. Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

26.Rila Monastery


(Source: Architecture & Design


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Arianna was born in Rome, Italy and grew up mostly in Florence. When she was 18 years old she came to the Netherlands, where she remained till today. Arianna likes to make trips, discover Haarlem, taste good food, meet internationals and share experiences. Currently she is living with her hubby and 3 toddlers in one of the cutest little neighborhoods of Haarlem, de Vijfhoek.

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