Twinkling lights, the crunch of snow underfoot and the comfort of a steaming glass of mulled wine; if there’s one thing keeping many of us going during the winter it’s the welcome arrival of Christmas markets. The rich scent of roasted meats mingle with the homely smell of gingerbread, making these yuletide gatherings impossible to resist, even when the temperature drops down.
With the festive period almost upon us, we decided to share with you some of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Europe.
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 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.