With summer in full swing, now’s the perfect time to get clued up on some top tips for travelling to Europe during peak times. As the only complete month of the UK’s six-week school holiday, August brings a sharp increase of visits to places such as France and the Netherlands. Many a family set off on their annual escape during this period, so you can expect roads to be extremely busy – including those leading to our ports at Dover and Hull. Here’s all the information you need to prepare for a smooth, stress-free journey when travelling by ferry.
While there’s no doubt that Amsterdam at Christmas is a yuletide wonderland, a visit to the Dutch capital doesn’t have to be all about markets, mulled wine and festive merrymaking. With fairytale architecture, cosy pubs and plenty of events to take part in, Amsterdam comes alive in the winter months, and is bursting with alternative activities to suit all.
You’ll find there’s plenty of things to do in Amsterdam for people of all interests. Here’s our guide to some of the best non-Christmas activities to enjoy in one of The Netherlands‘ most famous cities.
Often, the best thing about Christmas is the dramatic build up to that one big day. Throughout November and December, it’s easy to get wrapped up in all the little things that make the festive season extra special, from sipping cinnamon-spiked lattes to adorning snow-flocked trees with kaleidoscopic baubles. Before you know it, it’s December 25th and the holidays have whizzed by in a blur, leaving you with a serious case of post-Christmas blues.
We’ve got the perfect cure: a restorative getaway to one of Belgium’s most winsome cities.