The medieval town of Bruges receives over five million visitors a year, but what would happen if those visitors decided to become residents? The 2015 Bruges Triennial of Contemporary Art and Architecture wonders just that in with its latest theme – global urbanisation. The event sees artists travel from across the world to leave their creative mark on the historic Belgian town with a series of artistic installations. Perfect for anyone already planning to visit the city, or those with a love of art, this free festival provides visitors with a truly unique opportunity to enjoy a walkable, open-air art gallery. Continue reading Open Air Art: The Bruges Triennial
The Belgian people are serious about beer, and they have every reason to be. The country boasts a rich beer heritage which dates back thousands of years, and to this day Belgium is regarded as one of the biggest and most prestigious beer producing countries in the world. Of course, you don’t just have to take our word for it, as the annual Belgian Beer Weekend in Brussels offers the perfect opportunity to sample the many different variations of the hoppy drink from the top brewers in the country.
Better known to locals as La Fête Nationale, Bastille Day takes place on the 14th July each year and is one of the biggest annual celebrations in France. The public holiday owes its roots to the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, a historical day which moved the country towards revolution and eventually becoming a republic. Now, each year the whole nation joins together to celebrate the anniversary of the momentous day with parties, fireworks and live events; and there is nowhere better to experience the incredible atmosphere than Paris.
The days are getting warmer, the summer holidays are on the horizon and that can only mean one thing: a trip to the beach. While this activity can be daunting for new parents or those with young children, there are a few simple ways you can ensure your day at the coast is as fun as possible. Check out some of our top beach tips for young children so you can simply relax and enjoy your family day out.
There is no better way to get know a country than by tasting some its delicious delicacies. Luckily, the capital of Netherlands is packed-full of moreish morsels and phenomenal street food. To assist you through the minefield of savory snacks and sweet treats we’ve highlighted some of the most well-known delicacies and the best street food tours in Amsterdam to help you find them.
Once a year, the German capital undergoes a curious makeover. Every evening from 9th – 18th October, buildings across the city are bathed in dazzling light projections that make up the Berlin Festival of Lights. The annual event attracts over two million visitors to the city, making it one of the most successful light shows in the world. Continue reading Berlin Light Festival: Illuminating the German Capital
Magic, mystery and murder in medieval times; the HBO award winning series Game of Thrones (GOT) has inspired a wave of fans to visit its filming locations, particularly in Northern Ireland. As the backdrop to many scenes, the region offers a stark, dramatic landscape perfect for the fictional continent of Westeros. To help you navigate this wonderful world, we’ve highlighted a number of our favourite filming spots so you too can walk in the footsteps of the Starks and see the Iron Islands…
The stunning city of Bruges attracts thousands of visitors from across the globe every year who are drawn to its cobbled streets, Gothic architecture and, most importantly, its abundance of delicious chocolate. To help you navigate the city’s array of chocolatiers, we took a look at some of the finest places selling chocolates in Bruges.
For a few magical evenings a year the skies over Southern France light up for the annual Festival of Pyrotechnic Art. Bursting into life in July, you won’t want to miss out if you’re a fan of fireworks, as this annual spectacle promises a night like never before.