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It doesn’t really matter what walk of life you’re from, there’s always something eye-opening/jawdropping/eyebrow-raising/mind-blowing going on nearby. Eclectic bars, exquisite restaurants, boutique cafes, shops, galleries, gigs—it’s all here for you to enjoy.

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AMSTERDAM

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STRANDZUID

A hidden gem removed from the city’s bustle, Strandzuid’s waterside terrace and urban beach are happily tucked away in Amsterdam Zuid. Watch the boats go by from one of the many canal-side tables, or post up in one of the sand-stationed lounge chairs. When you’ve had your fill of sun, the charming shaded gardens of Beatrixpark are just a short walk away.

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BERLIN

KLUNKERKRANICH

Garden in the clouds meets beach bar: the Klunkerkranich (German for “wattled crane”) in Neukölln is many things, but first and foremost it is the latest hotspot in Berlin. Party-goers meet between the flower boxes on the roof terrace of the Neukölln Arcaden shopping centre to listen to the DJ’s tunes and watch the sun setting over the rooftops of Berlin. Spanish-inspired fusion cuisine is served in the restaurant.

STRANDBAD WANNSEE

Soak up the sun with a fruity summer drink in hand at Berlin’s very own beach. Stranded Wannsee stretches over 1200 meters, which means there is plenty of room to go for a swim, catch a game of beach volleyball or just lay back and work on that tan.

CAFÉ AM NEUEN SEE

A beer garden with an Italian restaurant, this lakeside spot at Tiergarten Park is tough to beat. Opt for pizza or one of their German-classic Leberkäs or Batwursts, then wash it down with a local beer before paddling a rentable row boat out onto the small lake.

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DÜSSELDORF

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BONSAI MUSEUM

Welcome to the Bonsai Museum—a peaceful Japanese haven of ancient trees where you’ll learn everything you need to know about this fascinating art form. A whole Bonsai generation is blooming there with every size, colour and form of the funny japanese trees.

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STADTSTRAND BEACH

One of the many ‘city beaches’ along Düsseldorf’s Rhine, these urban spaces are an oasis for hot summer days spent exploring the city. Take in the river breeze as you enjoy a drink or snack on one of the many pieces of beach furniture–all of which are completely free to use.

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VIENNA

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