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Browse our articles and learn what destinations are recommended for fine dining, shopping, culture, family-friendly trips and much more. Find out what not to miss at our most popular destinations as well as where to go should you want to travel off the beaten track.
We’ll also give you a range of useful tips on what to do before, while and after your journey so you’ll get the most out of each trip.
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Bordeaux, a world wine capital wrapped around the Garonne river, is an ideal destination for a (long) weekend. Here, we list 10 essential activities guaranteed to make you want to book your tickets ;-) Follow our guide!
The Hague is a city with many faces. You will be visiting to experience a place of culture. After all, there are museums to suit everyone's interests. And is there a better time than the Year of Rembrandt (2019) to visit the famous Mauritshuis?
A budget-friendly city break? The luxury city of Bordeaux does not immediately spring to mind. Nevertheless, it is also possible to find a good compromise between indulging and spending money here. We show you how!
Lyon is a must-visit destination if you love culture and good food :-) And what’s more: a city break to Lyon doesn’t cost as much as you may think. Follow our tips and have a great holiday from only €80 per day.
5 wonderful days in Marseille, 4 nights in charming accommodation, delicious food and a visit to the city's highlights? You don't need a huge budget for this. Simply follow our tips and experience colourful Marseille for just €60 a day – all-inclusive ;-)
The Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House are but a few of Amsterdam’s top-rated places, but even if you’re not willing to spend money, there's a range of free activities to choose from.
Bruges, a medieval city that has retained its splendour and architectural heritage, simply invites you to take a stroll. Wander along its streets on foot or explore them by bike or even carriage to immerse yourself in its soul (and romance).
Rebuilt after the war, Rotterdam has emerged as a truly modern city. Some like the charm of the cobbled streets and canals while others appreciate its discipline and modernity. One thing is certain: Rotterdam is an up-and-coming destination for a city break.
From Brussels (Midi/Zuid) you can reach down-town hedonistic Amsterdam in less than two hours by Thalys or Eurostar. It's a fun destination for families, whether you go for a day trip, a weekend or longer.
From its defining modern skyline to its half-timbered houses and from bustling metropole to tranquil green spaces: Frankfurt am Main boasts a thriving diversity. Discover the top 10 activities in Frankfurt.
Follow us on a trip of discovery through the effervescent metropolis on the Rhein. Look back on 2,000 years of history in Cologne, discover a trendsetting art and gay scene and enjoy local specialities in countless breweries. Your outing to Cologne will certainly be a unique experience!
Culturally rich and varied, Lille is a city full of wonder and surprises, at the intersection of the capitals of London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. Whether you decide to pop over for a few hours or spend a few days there, here are some ideas for things to do and iconic places you won't want to miss.
Countless museums of all kinds, lush urban parks, numerous shops and culinary addresses: no two visits to London are ever the same. Here are a few recommendations for your (first) getaway to the British capital.
Why not treat yourself to a getaway in Kent, located only a few hours from Brussels, Lille and even Paris. Discover this charming county: invigorating countryside, traditional towns and villages and authentic cuisine.
Luxembourg City stands at the confluence of two rivers, the Alzette and the Pétrusse, and is an incredibly cosmopolitan city. Explore the range of tourist attractions in this lively bustling city, where a rich heritage rubs shoulders with modernity.
Since 2016 Ostend has been hosting the "The Crystal Ship" festival, which displays contemporary art spread throughout the city. Graffiti, sculptures, murals,… of famous artists worldwide are waiting to be admired!
Strasbourg is the ideal destination for a rewarding city break. With French and German influences, medieval and modern architecture and haute cuisine served in generous portions, the city is home to a real melting pot of European cultures.
Ideally located between Paris and Brussels, Tournai is a quiet city with a magnificent medieval past which has left an impressive mark on the city. Here are our highlights of the city of five bell towers: culture, sightseeing and food!
You like the history, culture and culinary traditions of the old port city of Marseille. Not to mention the glorious sun, which doesn't leave its place in the sky. But can Marseille also win over your kids?
Still haven't got any idea where you're going to in 2019? You don't have to travel halfway round the world in search of unforgettable experiences. Europe also has many still-undiscovered gems waiting for you. Ready to be bewitched?
Are you looking for some original destinations for family excursions? Then why not explore the regions just beyond the Belgian border? ;-) Within a stone's throw from Brussels, the cities of Lille, Rotterdam or Aachen – and even Paris – all offer a welcome day out for the whole family.
Every year in July, the city of Ghent is transformed into one big urban festival: the Ghent Festivities. 10 days in a row of cultural events, live music, exhibitions, etc. There’s no better time to visit this Belgian medieval hidden gem!
Fancy giving your taste buds and your eyes a treat during your next getaway in France? Discover our selection of culinary destinations. Prepare yourself for a journey through a world of flavours, enjoying local specialities and stopping off at prestigious restaurants.
Where should you start with skiing holidays? Costs can escalate quickly, and keeping everyone happy is a huge challenge. Which resort should you choose? What do you want to do? A half-day skiing? Here are some of our tips and tricks to help you make your budget go further.
You don’t have to travel to the other end of the world to discover beautiful destinations and create unforgettable memories. There are just as many unmissable cities in Europe! Discover our 15-day itinerary.
Bordeaux is the city of wine, but you can also discover a lot of museums in the city. It's not always easy to pick the right museum, especially when you don't have much time to spend in the city. Here you can find our 5 favorite museums. Enjoy!
All around the world, you’ll find World Heritage Sites protected by UNESCO: places, landmarks and areas of outstanding cultural or natural beauty. Discover the most unforgettable UNESCO sites in Europe.
Europe’s most famous museums, like the Louvre and the British Museum, are a must-see if you love arts. But if you’re up for something different and off-beat, make sure you check out these 5 unusual museums in Europe!
Does this sound familiar? There are heaps of places you'd like to see and things you'd love to do, but your budget will only stretch to a 'staycation'. If that's you, don't worry. We've put together a list of six fantastic European destinations that won't break the bank.
Plan ahead, take advantage of offers, travel in groups... We'll show you how to find the best fares for your train journey. Follow our tips and you'll find out that train travel doesn't have to be expensive.
You spend the entire year at full tilt, working hard at the office or school, and so by the time summer comes round you'll really deserve a holiday! Don't worry, we have chosen three destinations in France for you that will make the entire clan happy, from the littlest to the biggest!
Who says that winter is the greyest time of year? The streets of Europe's major cities are now awash in radiant colours emitted by vibrant light installations. Come and take a tour of the most spectacular light festivals on the continent.
Get in on the fun at Europe's Carnival celebrations
As winter comes to a close, carnivals spread good cheer and amusement. It's no different in Europe. This is the time when some cities are partying en masse, replete with lively jesters and a host of masquerade balls. If you're looking for a delightful travel experience, be sure to visit one of these six carnivals.
The magic of Christmas can always be found in Germany – so open your senses to a feast of sights, smells and emotions! Original decorations, spiced fragrances and drinks to warm the body and soul are the perfect recipe for a successful Christmas market. And Germany has long since proved itself to be a master of the art!
Just like destinations around the globe, travellers come in all shapes and sizes. Are you unsure where to go next in Europe? Find out which city is your match according to your interest(s)… and off you go!
There are so many destinations in Europe not to be missed, so many places to be visited and many experiences to be had… Here are some monuments, activities and landmarks you should definitely see once in a lifetime. Bon voyage!
While Halloween is much bigger in the United States, there are quite a few places in Europe, as well, that will make your skin crawl, from haunted mansions to churches adorned with skeletons and vast underground labyrinths.
Eight tips for making your next business trip a success
Are you heading to a conference, networking event or business meeting? Business travel can be rather stressful or even exhausting. How to make your trip as efficient and enjoyable as possible? Simply take in these 8 tips for a successful business journey!
It's time to stop in Eastern Europe to explore some real treasures of nature. From Slovenia, through Croatia and Albania and into Hungary - let's head for Lakes Bled, Bohinj, Plitvice, Ohrid and Balaton.
Whatever the season, it always feels good to take a walk along the paths of a park or botanical garden. But spring is clearly the best time of year to plan a trip that takes in the wonder of nature's renewal. With this in mind, we have put together a little tour of Europe's parks and gardens for you.
Are you up for an adventure? Why not take a trip on a night train? We present seven overnight routes through Europe – you could wake up the next morning in the deep south, the far north or even Russia :)
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