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#UrbanDiscovery – The third stage with CLA Coupé C 117 and CLA Shooting Brake X 117 ends in Berlin.

Guest article: #UrbanDiscovery – from Amsterdam to Berlin.

The last stage of the #UrbanDiscovery road trip leads from the Dutch to the German capital.

Text: Florian Roser

With a lot of spirit through Amsterdam.

Amsterdam – the major Dutch city conjures up images of idyllic canals, countless cyclists and a laid-back atmosphere. All things that guest author Florian Roser could experience at his stop of the #UrbanDiscovery road trip across Europe. But what about Amsterdam’s modern side? What drives the people here and what special tales are there to be told?

#UrbanDiscovery – The third stage with the CLA 250 Coupé (C 117) starts in Amsterdam.

CLA 250 Coupé: Fuel consumption combined: 6.6–5.8 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 153–136 g/km.*

#UrbanDiscovery – The third stage with the CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC Shooting Brake (X 117) starts in Amsterdam.

CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC Shooting Brake:
 Fuel consumption combined: 6.9 l/100 km;
 combined CO₂ emissions: 160 g/km.*

Here prevails creative spirit.

Nalden, one of the first and most successful bloggers in Holland, co-founder of WeTransfer, with roots in Amsterdam gives the first insights into this special city. We met up with the hi-tech entrepreneur at the futuristic Eye building at Oeverpark, one of his favourite spots in Amsterdam. The creative spirit that prevails here is evident in the look of the people and the small but hiply designed houses. On the other side of the Noordzeekanaal, and thoroughly appealing in its own way, the skyline of the IJdok area beckons – and this is what makes Amsterdam so special: how the future meets the past in the present, and not only in its architecture.

CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC Shooting Brake:
 Fuel consumption combined: 6.9 l/100 km;
 combined CO₂ emissions: 160 g/km.*

CLA 250 Sport 4MATIC Shooting Brake:
 Fuel consumption combined: 6.9 l/100 km;
 combined CO₂ emissions: 160 g/km.*

Amsterdam at night during the #UrbanDiscovery.

Eventful evening in Amsterdam.

Even a young, dynamic internet star needs a bit of peace and so Nalden invited us on an outing to Durgerdam. This sleepy little place which would make a beautiful backdrop for a film enchanted us at once, and makes for a perfect retreat directly outside Amsterdam. Apple cake and lemonade at the waterside are a sure-fire recipe to dispel all your cares!

But enough of the rural idyll. A road trip crew of young creatives is naturally drawn to the world’s major cities. And so, after another eventful evening between a hip restaurant at the port and romantically illuminated pedestrian bridges over the canals, the next morning we moved on to what is surely Europe’s most happening capital: Berlin.

#UrbanDiscovery – The third stage with CLA Coupé C 117 and CLA Shooting Brake X 117 ends in Berlin.
#UrbanDiscovery – The third stage with CLA Coupé C 117 and CLA Shooting Brake X 117 ends in Berlin.

Hitting the German Autobahn at last.

While the alpine roads between Milan and Paris were definitely a thrilling experience in the dynamic CLA, the entire crew was nevertheless looking forward to the moment after passing the German-Dutch border when the famous white sign with the diagonal black lines would appear.

Finally the top-speed capabilities of the stylish four-door coupé could be put to the test. We thus proceeded briskly to Berlin, where the next creative sector awaited us in picture-perfect weather.

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All statements in this article are personal opinions and impressions of the author and sometimes not of the Daimler AG.

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