Monday, 11 February 2019

13 great places and things to do in the neighbourhood


Our worldschooling apartment is conveniently located quite near the center but away from the hustle and bustle. You have great activities and food options just within a few minutes walk or a short tram ride away. Here are some ideas: 


1 - Krokodyli zoo 


It is just around the corner. Here you can see crocodiles, turtles and such. Last time we were there we got to hold a snake.



2 - Take the P7 Boat to the other side 


This cute little boat is part of the public transport system. It goes to the island and Karlin. On the other side in Karlin there is a beach pub with hammocks and an alternative play area. Karlin is nice to walk around in. The boat goes from the market, a few minutes walk away.



3 - Bitcoin cafe Paralelni Polis


This unique place is just a block away. You can only pay with cryptocurrency. The staff is helpful for people new to this. There is an ATM there where you can change cash. Its a cosy place to play chess on a rainy day. There is coworking and events.



4 - Playground Sedmikraska 


It is a short walk away. This is good for small kids and big kids. There is an exercise part and football/basketball place. There is water which is good for hot summer days. Its inside of walls so the small ones cant escape easily.



5 - Vnitroblok and around


It is on the same street. Here you have an alternative hipster co-working space, artsy activities, entreprenerial spirit. There is a school bus on the yard service burgers. There are interesting things to check out. There is a cafe, cinema, dancing etc.



6 - Prague market and vegetable hall 22


About 5 minutes walk and you will find the best place to buy vegetables and fruit. Walk through the stalls full of kitsch and eat real vietnamese food here.



7 - Tram almost at your door


It is so easy to go and explore the city with the tram so close. You can go on tram 1, 6, 14 and 25 for instance to the old town in about 10-15 min, to Stromovka or Letna park in a couple of minutes, or to the Harfa mall in about 15 min.



8 -  Delis, butchers and bakers


There are many newly opened places where you can find delicious food both on Delnicka and Komunardu street. Go exploring. 


9 - Prague zoo


You can actually walk to the zoo the whole way but if you are in a hurry you can just jump on the tram and change for bus 112 at nadrazi holesovice. The nicest way is to take the tram to Vystaviste holesovice for about 6-7 minutes and walk through the park. There is a "free" boat that takes you across the river and then you are almost at the zoo. 


10 - Stromovka park


This park is incredibly beautiful no matter what season. In the winter you can go tobogganing and play with the ice on the ponds. In the summer people swim in the same ponds. There is also a duck pond, and a couple of play grounds. One of them has a cafe/pub attached which is handy.



11 - Ortonovo namesti playground

This little playground is just by the tram stop. Small kids likes it as and parents of small kids also as its fenced in.



12 - Beautiful food options

There are so many great food places. This is one of the best things with Holesovice. On the picture you can see red curry ramen and vietnamese coffee from Bento Cafe, a couple of minutes away from the apartment. Another great vietnamese place is Pho 559 which is 1 min away. There are many czech brewery restaurants as well, and other international options. There is chinese and curry within a minute from the door.

13 - Technical museum

Take the tram to Letenske namesti and you can reach both the technical and the agriculture museum. Both are great for kids however some staff might tell you off for kids being kids however there are a couple of play areas and a hall full of vehicles, on one of the steam engines the kids can go in. There is also a "mine" and a mecano room, as well as half a floor of astronomy and other interesting things. You can easily spend a whole day there. There is a cheap restaurant in the basement.

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