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Spending Christmas in Europe

Are you planning on spending Christmas in Europe? The continent is full of festive destinations to suit every family. From snow-capped mountains and traditional winter festivals to more sunnier climes, your perfect break is within easy reach. Travelling by ferry not only means a more relaxed way to begin Christmas, but you can pack as many presents as you like

Europe’s Theme Parks at Christmas

From hair-raising roller coasters to grand-scale illusions, today’s theme parks offer something for everyone, and come Christmas-time, they get even more exciting. If you visit many of Europe’s theme parks at Christmas you will find that they put on festive displays especially for the holiday season. Experience snowy scenes, twinkling lights, live entertainment and maybe even a visit from Father Christmas.

The Best Dutch Christmas Markets

The Netherlands boasts some of the best Christmas markets in Europe, offering a wonderfully festive experience as you hunt through unique gifts from a huge variety of independent vendors. Here are just a few of our favourite Dutch Christmas markets to visit in the land of Sinterklaas (the beloved Santa Claus of the Dutch) this winter.

Gouda at Christmas

The birthplace of one of the Netherlands‘ most famous cheeses, foodies have something of an affinity with Gouda. While the city’s impressive Gothic architecture, pretty streets and picturesque quarters also attract tourists of all interests. Gouda at Christmas is even more spectacular, playing host to a very special event in Mid-December – Gouda by Candlelight. Read on to find out

A Weekend in Utrecht

With its fairy tale castles, winding canals and quintessential Dutch charm, a weekend in Utrecht offers the perfect opportunity to get away from it all. Located just over an hour’s drive from Rotterdam, Utrecht is often named as one of the most beautiful canal cities in Europe. And it’s plain to see why – as you can spend the day

Light Festivals to Visit in 2018

As the summer sun fades away into early autumn evenings, a whole host of fantastic light festivals are gearing up to put on quite the display. Taking place across Europe over the next few months, these shows reveal the magical side of their host cities – illuminating iconic buildings, winding cobbled streets and even the lengths of Amsterdam’s famous canals.

Family Holiday Ideas for October Half Term

October half term serves up the perfect chance to get away with the kids on a ferry. As well as being a much-deserved respite from the longest school term, you’ll also find destinations to be considerably less crowded than high season. Explore a new corner of Europe, take your car on an action-packed adventure, or spend a few days soaking

Could you finish the E2 European long distance path?

A long-distance walking route that criss-crosses Europe, the E2 path takes you through some of the world’s most scenic countryside. And with thousands of miles of rolling hills, sandy beaches and lofty terrain, embarking on foot means you’ll be able to take the time to truly appreciate the route’s steadily changing landscape.

6 unusual things to see in the Netherlands

The Netherlands may be renowned for its winding canals and traditional tulips, but there’s a far quirkier side to this country just waiting to be discovered. So why not take a detour on your next trip and bring home a wealth of stories? From kooky architecture to bohemian art havens, all of these spots are within two hours’ drive of

Surfin’ Safari: 5 of the best surf spots in Europe

It may have been the Californian wilds that got The Beach Boys yearning for a longer summer – but head to any of these surf spots in Europe and you’ll soon agree that they could have been crooning about coastlines much closer to home. Our top picks are suitable for all abilities, and have plenty of nearby amusements to keep

#WhatNext: Walking or driving? The best self-guided tours in Europe

As part of our #WhatNext campaign, we’re encouraging travellers to explore the road less travelled. And what better way to do it than with a self-guided tour, where you’ll have the freedom to explore a city at your own pace? In the spirit of spontaneity, we’ve featured destinations that can be discovered on two feet or four wheels – whichever

Rainbows ready! Upcoming LGBTQ pride events in Europe

The colourful waves of rainbow have taken over streets for Pride Month – which means it’s time to enjoy the festivities at one of these LGBTQ events in Europe. Every country likes to mark the occasion in their own unique way, making each one a spectacle to remember. Celebrations range from peaceful street parties to all-day dance festivals, each with