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I've been living now in Zürich for almost a month. I'm going to write about the places I go in Switzerland and also occasionally I will write about my experiences in the Netherlands.
Some observations/tips about Switzerland that I've discovered so far:
- Public transport is expensive. Most of the local people have purchased a yearly discount card that gives 50% off but even then it is expensive. In Zürich the cheapest way to get around is to bike. There are free bike rentals but I haven't tried it myself: https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/sport/zurich-on-wheels
- If you like to visit museums and plat to visit quite a lot of them during your visit to Switzerland then consider getting a museum pass. It gives a free entrance to about 500 museums all over Switzerland and is valid for a year. Museum entrances can be quite expensive here although there are some free museums out there as well. Link: http://www.museumspass.ch/en/
- Best way to tolerate the summer heat in Zürich is to visit badi-s - open-air swimming facilities. There are several around the lake and also on the Limmat river. Some are free, most require entrance fee but then you also can use the lockers, showers, changing rooms etc. You can get a multi-entrance ticket or a seasonal ticket. The same ticket is valid at all the facilities in the city. List is available here: https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ssd/de/index/sport/schwimmen/sommerbaeder.html