Amsterdam Frozen Canals: Our best photos and video of Amsterdam’s frozen canals with ice-skaters on the Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. – Our home city Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Stunning old buildings along the canals, biker friendly for locals and tourists and, especially during really cold winter days, a winter wonderland for photographers and ice skaters. Ice skaters? Yes, you read correctly. The Netherlands is a country full of rivers, canals, lakes, and any other kind of waterways. Traditionally, the best way to use them during the cold winters in the past was to go on skates and sleighs using the ice as a street.
A Dutch Winter Day Amsterdam Netherlands – The unexpected happened: Finally, after three Winters without almost any snow Amsterdam turned into a winter wonderland. Big snowflakes falling down from the sky covering Dutch bikes, Grachten boats and the beautiful Grachten houses of Amsterdam Jordaan with beautiful white fresh snow. There is nothing better than to jump in our winter clothes, snap the camera and walk through the capital of the Netherlands on a Winter Day in February. We decided to take a walking tour along the Bloemgracht of the Dutch capital towards the famous Westerkerk close by the Anna-Frank House and Homo Monument. On our way back we stopped at Bilderdijk Park to have a small lunch snack at one of our favorite restaurants of Amsterdam “De Liefde” (The Love). We enjoyed the beautiful view of playing dogs, happy people, and falling snowflakes while tasting delicious vegetarian lentil soup for Daan and salmon bread for Karl. Join us on our tour through the winter wonderland of Amsterdam and see the beauty of the Dutch capital through a couple of men’s eyes.
GERMANY: Back to the roots! It always feels like a journey back in time when we are visiting Karl’s family in Eastern Germany. Not only because of the baroque beauty of Dresden’s architectural monuments including the Zwinger, the Castle of Dresden, or the uncountable art treasures in the museums of the Eastern German City. But also because it was Karl’s home town where he came out of the closet, got in touch with the local LGBTQ+ community, and started to play Volleyball in the European Gay League.
A Dutch Island Vlieland Autumn Weekend – What to do on a rainy autumn weekend in the Netherlands in Northern Europe? This question is good to answer with a weekend escape to the Watten Sea at the north coast of the Netherlands to enjoy a Dutch Island Vlieland Autumn Weekend just 1,5 hours north of the Dutch capital Amsterdam. But do you know how to get to Vlieland with a ferry, what to do on Vlieland in autumn and what if it starts raining? Did you know there is cranberry weekend, that you can listen to a candlelight concert in an old church or look over the island from a lighthouse? We as gay couple travelers give answers for your questions for a weekend off on Vlieland. Enjoy the Dutch island on a rainy autumn weekend through a couple of men’s eyes.
Our Gay Couple City Weekend Reykjavik Iceland – Road Trip Part 1. Traveling Iceland works best during a road trip around the island. We decided to drive our Iceland tour counter clock. But how to start a perfect Iceland trip? Our answer, we spent some relaxed days in the Nordic capital of Iceland, Reykjavik enjoying the thrill of anticipation before the back-to-basic camping road trip actually starts.
FINLAND: Review of Klaus K Design Hotel Helsinki Gay-friendly – Before we start with our review of the Klaus K Hotel Helsinki, we want to warn you, it is going to be a very sexy gay-friendly hotel article. Not only because of all the sexy and intimidating painting by Touko Valio Laaksonen, much better known as Tom of Finland. A must do for LGBT travelers coming to Helsinki is to learn more about Tom of Finland and the open mindset of the Finnish people who legalist same sex-marriage in 2017. The erotic artwork of the Finnish artist aka Tom of Finland has a huge fan community especially in the USA but also in Germany and other parts of Europe.
Our Gay Couple Travel Hamburg Germany – The Hanseatic city in the Northern part of Germany was high on our gay travel’s bucket list already for a while. And so we were happy to take the opportunity to visit Hamburg for three days in early summer. Exploring the main port city of Germany was a comforting journey through the old parts like Warehouse District and the gay (friendly) neighborhood St. Georg. And don’t forget our Pyjama Park Hotel stay at one of the most crowded party streets of Hamburg, the Reeperbahn.
What a wonderful surprise to get the invitation to attending the colorful Gay Pride in Benidorm. As the last Gay Pride Event of the European Pride Agenda, the colorful LGBTQ+ festival takes place in the beginning of September. Nothing better to combine a late Summer beach holiday with a Pride event in the South East of Spain between Valencia and Alicante.
A Gay Couple City Weekend Amsterdam Netherlands – the Dutch capital means home for Karl and Daan. Especially in Spring and Summertime the city of canals, Grachten, bikes, and cheese is a place full of excitement close to nature and water. Beside the main mass tourist attractions and sights, the gay couple would like to share what you can do during a (short) stay in Amsterdam. This is their Gay Couple City Weekend Amsterdam. Read about their top picks like Stedelijk Museum, a private boat tour, EYE Film Museum, A’DAM Lookout Tower, dinner at Cantinetta and more.
The Pyjama Park Hotel Hamburg Reeperbahn – is an accommodation with best value for the money for a stay in Hamburg. The German city Hamburg, in particular, the Reeperbahn in St. Pauli, is well known for its nightlife. Loads of bars, clubs, and restaurants next to each other creating an atmosphere until late in the night. Our Hotel, the Pyjama Park Hotel, was located right in the beginning of the Reeperbahn in an old town building above the Pyjama Bar.