Heading to Switzerland and the resort town Lausanne is in your itinerary? Then you’re in luck!
Save yourself the hassle of googling the top tips when visiting this resort town and dive into the personally-curated traveling tips from a local who calls this city home, our SweetEscape photographer in Lausanne, Fedi. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit at least once in your life!
Expect nothing less than picturesque landscapes with different kind of views when in Lausanne. Built on tree hills and surrounded by the UNESCO-heritage vineyards of Lavaux, Lausanne is also nestled nicely with Lake Geneva at its feet. Combined this with the attractive old town where cafes and boutiques dotted along its small alleyways, you’ll experience a quaint medieval city center in the very instant.
Lausanne is the second-largest city on Lake Geneva in Europe, so it is needless to say that water activities and views is an everyday’s treat. On top of your visual enjoyment, take pleasure to a new height by swimming, stand-up paddling or sailing on a boat to your heart’s content.
Lausanne is structured in such a unique way that it’s nicknamed San Francisco of Switzerland. All thanks to the ups and down of its cityscapes, it’s actually possible for you to enjoy the exceptional views from any point of the region.
People visit Switzerland for one main reason: the nature. But to truly experience the most heavenly and blissful natural attractions, Lausanne is the perfect answer. It is the beautiful marriage of urban convenience, such as shopping centers, bars, cafes and more, and an easy access to many different parks, green spaces and forest. It is simply to wonderful to enjoy. Hike, walk, shop, relax and then continue to whatever outdoor excursion you may have, including skiing in the winter!
If you love food, this is one of the best place in Switzerland where you can eat delicious meals with local and traditional produces. Visit the chocolate factory and learn how to make chocolate the swiss way, discover swiss wine and wine taste during Montreux or Cully Jazz Festival. The options is simply endless!
The best way to experience a city is to explore it like a local, not a tourist. Be sure that you don't miss out on the places in Lausanne that only the locals know.
It's one of the most beautiful terraces in Lausanne, it opens out onto a park where the children can stretch their legs and provides an unparalleled view of the Alps. This spot is a meeting point for families, culture vultures, artists and also and especially foodies, with dishes that wonderfully combine the latest cuisine with local specialities. Simply put, it is the place to be.
Located on Baron Tavernier, Route de la Corniche 4, 1070 Chexbres, this is the spot to enjoy the best view ever while sipping an amazing fruit cocktail in one hand and delicious meals in the other.
The region in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland, in the district of Lavaux-Oron, just 15 minutes from Lausanne by train. Lavaux consists of 830 hectares of terraced vineyards that stretch for about 30 km along the south-facing northern shores of Lake Geneva. You can hike, walk, take photos and just enjoy the magical landscape. Our tip : Take a bike and ride from Paudex to Chexbres!
It’s just as good as it sounds, whether sweet or savoury is your pick. Departing from Montreux, the exceptional GoldenPass carriages carry their passengers to the mediaeval town of Gruyères and the Maison Cailler in Broc.
As every parent would tell you, travelling with kids can be extremely tough! There are tons of tiny details and preparations that need to be ironed-out before you even set out of your home, not to mention that a lot of times the things and places that the parents want to do and visit are not the ones favourable to the kids'. Don't worry, we're here for you! Here's a list of activities you and your kids can do together during your spring travel to Amsterdam, and rest assured, you will find these activities equally exciting!
The best way to experience the wonders of the canals of Amsterdam is by hopping on a boat and taking a boat tour. The beautiful and unique canal houses along the canals makes great setting for your family photo session. Your kids can also learn about the Netherlands' famous canals system from the guides!
A very Dutch way to get around Amsterdam is on bakfiets, a large bucket attached to the front of a bike, which your kids will definitely love! Let your kids to sit safely inside the bakfiets and cycle through Amsterdam's numerous bike-lanes to many interesting spots in and around the city, including Vondelpark, the largest park of the city with lots to offer for kids such as The Melkhuis, Kinderkookcafe (where children can cook little dishes while you enjoy a cup of coffee), and a lovely paddling pool. Check out these other great spots for cycling too!
The Netherlands produces some famous painters throughout history, and you can start to spark some creativity in your kids by taking them to some of these famous museum. The Van Gogh Museum is pleasantly light and modern, with paintings that are very colourful and accessible to children. The 17th Century Rembrandt House is also very interesting, giving us a glimpse of how Rembrandt (and other well-to-do Amsterdam inhabitants) lived in the ‘Golden Age’. Start nurturing the future artist in them!
The Nine Streets is another interesting place to visit. These nine little streets are filled with small and unique shops, ranging from fashion boutiques, to art stores, and even a toothbrush shop! One of the best places to take your kids to in the Nine Streets is Pancakes Amsterdam Negen Straatjes, a pancake shop that offers a world-wide variety of pancakes, including Dutch's famous pannekoek!
Unique to Spring, The King's Day is a festival to celebrate the birthday King Willem-Alexander, the current ruling monarch, and is held every April 27th. Cycle past the spectacle with your kids on the Bakfiets (see number 2!) and let them take it the explosion of bright orange colours throughout the city, or take part in a plethora of activities and fun games in the many carnivals and pop-up markets around Amsterdam and many other cities!
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