Taking place each on the 19th September to the 4th October, Oktoberfest is one of the most important Bavarian festivals of the year. Held in a meadow outside Munich city centre, around 6.4 million visitors and locals alike come to the 16-day carnival to sing, dance and drink traditional German beer. The festival has been keeping its vibrant traditions alive since it began in 1810 as a celebration of the marriage of King Ludwig I. Oktoberfest offers beer-loving visitors a chance to taste local Bavarian beer, regional food and revel in the atmosphere of one of the world’s most iconic festivals.
The young, vibrant city of Rotterdam is teeming with life, stunning architecture and home to Europe’s biggest port. The perfect place to visit on a minicruise, you can see all the best of Netherland’s ‘second city’ in a relatively short time thanks to its excellent public transport system. To help you plan your time effectively, there are a number of essential things to do in Rotterdam you can add to your minicruise itinerary.
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.
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.
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.