Amsterdam in one minute (video)

Amsterdam in one minute

Today you can see the traveller’s Amsterdam in one minute –

You can see the unique architecture of Amsterdam and the various boats and house boats during a lovely channel cruise.

You will also peak in the Red Light district during dark. During daylight you will see many nice street cafeterias of Amsterdam.

The video will also pop in the Van Gogh Museum which is one of the best sights in Amsterdam. Few other art districts and museums will also be seen, like a sex museum and Anne Frank -museum, with its 45 minute long queue.

You will find lots of people with bicycles and even bicycles with bicycles. Most of the people, including kids, ride bicycles without a helmet, like daredevils.

But what would a one minute video about Amsterdam be without tulips and other flowers – they cheer the rider on the railing of many bridges in Amsterdam, as you can see in the video.

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Note: This video contains fast moving images, which may disturb the balance of the most sensitive viewer.

This unstaged video about Amsterdam in one minute depicts Amsterdam very much like it is, and the video is part of Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe, which you can read in the link attached!

You can find Amsterdam and the travel opus in Finnish here.

Travel Opus to Europe and India, Goa and Bollywood

INDIVUE Travel Opus -works

Since 2005 Indivue has written, photographed and coded 8 inspirational digital opuses dealing with, among others: tourism, traveling and art both in India and in Europe.

These works are:

  • Travel Opus to India
    Opus has articles related to India, Indian cities, Indian culture and attractions, as well as Indian travel tips in both written and pictorial formats. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work is called Matkaopus Intiaan.

  • Travel Opus to Europe
    Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe includes both written and video articles on travel and art in Finland and throughout Europe. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Eurooppaan.

  • Travel Opus to Goa
    Opus that includes blogged articles about Goa, Goan beaches, sights, and other Goa tips and travel experiences, and hundreds of other Goa-themed stuff with videos and photos from the past fourteen years, at least in Finnish. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work runs under the name Matkaopus Goaan.

  • Travel Opus to Bollywood
    Travel Opus to Bollywood has featuring articles about Bollywood and Hindi-language Indian films, as well as movie reviews mainly in Finnish for over ten years, in addition to video and music samples. Travel Opus to Bollywood introduces Bollywood movies and their stars to it’s readers. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Bollywoodiin.

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Best of Berlin sights (video)

Berlin, Germany, sights

This short video, the Best of Berlin, is part of the INDIVUE Travel Opus to Europe and Berlin.

It shows ten of them essential places to visit there and also portrays the general neat and clean outlook of the Berlin centre. Photographs by Indivue.

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5 reasons to visit the Berlin Zoo

Gorilla in the Berlin Zoo

The Zoologischer Garten Berlin is a nice green area in the middle of the concrete jungle of Berlin and it is within a good access by public transport.

Feeding sea lion
Feeding sea lion

Here’s five more reasons to visit the Berlin Zoo

  1. If you’re living in the Nordic countries and you’d like to see a real Asian elephant without traveling to India, you will find it surprisingly near. From the Berlin Zoo.

2. If you’re traveling to Berlin with kids, then the Zoologischer Garden Berlin will be guaranteed to give a lot more rewarding experience than, for example, the Berlin Wall.

3. The trained sea lions of the Berlin Zoo provide an action-packed show which will amaze you with the wisdom and learning ability of the animal.

4. If you want to try what it feels like to look at the hippopotamus eye to eye, even that can be done in the Berlin Zoo.

5. And yet, if you want to see the real giraffe, zebra or rhino without traveling to Africa, these animals can be found from the Zoologischer Garden Berlin, which Wikipedia says to be one of the largest zoos in the world and the largest in terms of animal species.


Sea lion in the Berlin Zoo
Sea lion in the Berlin Zoo
Sealion performing in the Berlin Zoo
Sea lion performing in the Berlin Zoo
Baby elephant in the Berlin Zoo
Baby elephant in the Berlin Zoo

Check also other Berlin travel tips and experiences

you can read them also in Finnish.

See the photo collection from the streets of Berlin here

and a photo collection from the Berlin Zoo here –

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Good hotel experience from Berlin

Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz Berlin aerial view

(Updated in June 2019)

When I first visited in Berlin in 2015, I stayed in a Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz.

A big moose was guarding the main entrance, bringing the Scandinavian feel for the guest right from the beginning.

The room I got was ok size for a short visit and it was having big windows, from the floor to the ceiling. The window offered a nice view outside, though there was not much to see except buildings.

Hotel Berlin Scandic Potsdamer Platz room and beds
Hotel Berlin Scandic Potsdamer Platz room and beds

In-between the bathroom and the bedroom there was an exceptional glass window decorated with Scandinavian birch leaves. The window was right next to your bathtub, but you could not see outside clearly.

Scandic Hotel room bathroom window
Scandic Hotel room bathroom window
Berlin Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz restaurant
Berlin Scandic Hotel Potsdamer Platz restaurant

What I loved the most about this hotel, in addition to its central location in Berlin, near the public transport, were the mornings. The morning buffet was one the best I’ve ever had – There were plenty of options for people eating gluten-free and organic food.

Nice detail in the restaurant interior was the clock in the restaurant, which was actually a tv showing videoart of time passing by. What a lovely idea to have art in the morning together with your lovely breakfast.

The restaurants in Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz were neat and clean and simply elegant in a Scandinavian way. Coming from Finland, it all felt familiar to me. Over all I had nothing to complain during my stay in this hotel, so if you’re after a nice hotel experience in Berlin, this is one option.

Find more images of Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz in the tiled gallery below and read more trip tips and travel experiences from Berlin here.

You might also be interested in the street life and people in Berlin.

Check also the Berlin Zoo.

And here’s Berlin in Finnish.

SECOND TIME IN HOTEL SCANDIC POTSDAMER PLATZ IN BERLIN

In June 2019 I made another visit to the Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The big moose I mentioned earlier, was no more there waiting outside the hotel, but otherwise this Scandic hotel had stayed the same.

Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz in Berlin in 2019

This time I had booked a superior room. It did not differ much from the previous standard room, except that it was on the second top floor of the hotel and the view from the window was a lot better and more spacious.

Superior room in Hotel Scandic


The room was neat and clean and in a good condition with a bathroom looking almost like new.

The bathroom of Hotel Scandic

However, when I was making the bath, an unexpected surprise was revealed as the bathtub was filled with greenish water. The matter was investigated and settled for a long time. But even though the interior of Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz was decorated with birch and lime green, all the way from the elevator ceiling to the dining room, no explanation for the tinted greenish water in the bathtub was found.

The hotel offered a gym shower and another free room by the next day. But since the water coming from the shower seemed colorless in a glass, it had to do for a quick shower, after a hot day in Berlin. Showergel was missing though but it was arranged later.

Next day the hotel maintenance technician had not found anything to repair in the bathtub, so in the end nothing was repaired.

There really was more than 30 degrees temperature in Berlin in the beginning of June. Inside the hotel room the temperature was at least +26. The room did not get cooler than that without opening the room window in the night. There was a silent cooling system in the room, but it was operating too gently and modestly compared to the traditional A/C systems, which cool the room very loudly but efficiently.

However, the hotel lobby, restaurants and the terrace were nicely cool all this time.

Vegetarian hamburger

I went to the hotel restaurant once to dine and felt little amused, since the only vegetarian option in the menu was the same burger I had had four years back. But on the other hand – why to change, if the burger and the French fries are as tasty as they were in this restaurant of Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz.

Gluten-free vegetarian hamburger

It was also possible to have the veg hamburger gluten-free. However, that meant that a small bun was brought in a plastic packaging and the wheat-paned vegetable steak was replaced with some grilled vegetables. Still, with the exception of the bread, the meal was tasty. See more in the pictures.

The hotel restaurant’s drink selection was good even with non-alcoholic drinks. I chose Ipanema, which was a drink consisting of lime, lime juice, white cane sugar and Ginger Ale. The drink got full ten points.

Important note to be made was, that buying a bottled drinking water from a shop in Berlin was nine times cheaper than buying it from the hotel kiosk.

Here’s some more photos from Hotel Scandic Potsdamer Platz, and with a view from the room window, daytime and nighttime –

This article is part of my Travel Opus to Europe. Read it in the link.

And read more about Berlin here.

Travel Opus to Europe

Travel Opus to Europe

Travel Opus to Europe is one of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus works.

You can find blog and video articles related to travel and art, with traveltips to Europe from the links below.

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European cities and stories

Here below are all the European cities Indivue has visited, photographed and written about so far – find the stories in the links:

AMSTERDAM 

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Amsterdam in Finnish during the past one decade

BARCELONA 

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Barcelona in Finnish during the past one decade

BERLIN

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Berlin in Finnish during the past one decade

COPENHAGEN

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Copenhagen in Finnish during the past one decade

HELSINKI

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Helsinki in Finnish during the past one decade

OSLO

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Oslo in Finnish during the past one decade

PARIS

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Paris in Finnish during the past one decade

ROME

STOCKHOLM

This video has got subtitles in English, Finnish and Swedish

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about Stockholm in Finnish during the past one decade

VATICAN

Here you can read what I’ve blogged about the Vatican City in Finnish during the past one decade


European capitals

Here below are all the European countries and their capitals. Names written with the capital letters are straight links for more information on the subject.

  • AMSTERDAM (Netherlands)
  • Andorra la Vella (Andorra)
  • Ankara (Turkey)
  • Athens (Greeze)
  • Belgrade (Serbia)
  • BERLIN (Germany)
  • Bern (Switzerland)
  • Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Bucharest (Romania)
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • Chisinau (Moldova)
  • COPENHAGEN (Denmark)
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • HELSINKI (Finland)
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • London (United Kingdom)
  • Luxembourg City
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Monaco
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Nicosia (Cyprus)
  • Nuuk (Greenland)
  • OSLO (Norway)
  • PARIS (France)
  • Podgorica (Montenegro)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
  • Pristina (Kosovo)
  • Reykjavík (Iceland)
  • Riga (Latvia)
  • ROME (Italy)
  • San Marino
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Sofia (Bulgaria)
  • STOCKHOLM (Sweden)
  • Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Tirana (Albania)
  • Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
  • Valletta (Malta)
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Warsaw (Poland)
  • Zagreb (Croatia)

Indivue art inspired by Oslo
Inspired by Oslo

Member countries of the European Union

The countries below are the members of the European Union. The euro sign, if attached, means the country uses the one and the same euro currency in that country, making traveling there a lot easier.

  • Austria €
  • Belgium €
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus €
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia €
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece €
  • Hungary €
  • Ireland €
  • Italy
  • Latvia €
  • Lithuania €
  • Luxembourg €
  • Malta €
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal €
  • Romania
  • Slovakia €
  • Slovenia €
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom

Indivue Art inspired by Rome, Italy
Inspired by Rome

Videos from Europe

Videos made by INDIVUE on the road in Europe:

Other European cities

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Travel Opus to Europe
Travel Opus to Europe

5 random scenes from Rome

Fontana Di Trevi -fountain
Inside Colosseum
Inside Colosseum
Outside Colosseum
Outside Colosseum
On the bridge Ponte Sant'Angelo
On the bridge Ponte Sant’Angelo
Basilica de Santa Maria de Martyres
Basilica de Santa Maria de Martyres
Fontana Di Trevi -fountain
Fontana Di Trevi -fountain

Here’s five random scenes from Rome, focusing on some of the famous sights like Fontana Di Trevi and Colosseum.

A special technique was used for taking this photos, which is why they might look a little unusual.

Find more topics related to travel photography and travel in Europe from the linking articles!