• Amsterdam

    Homages to the Historical Greats

    by  • March 3, 2015 • Amsterdam, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Paris

    The Tudors, Alexander, Napoleon and Josephine in Paris & Amsterdam. Take a trip to Paris or Amsterdam and as you’d expect, there’s certainly no shortage of cultural heritage or architectural splendour. After all, the abundance of buildings, artworks and artefacts all play a pivotal role in defining each city’s long and distinguished history. And...

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    Which City will be Crowned Europe’s Best Destination in 2015?

    by  • February 4, 2015 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Bordeaux, Brussels, Innsbruck, Istanbul, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Paris, Porto, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Top 10, Vienna, Zagreb

    From Amsterdam to Zagreb, 20 European cities fight it out for the coveted title of European Best Destination. Voting is currently underway to decide which city is the ‘European Best Destination’ in 2015, a competition organised by the eponymous travel organisation based in Brussels, developed to promote culture and tourism in Europe with tourist...

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    The February Five: Art Exhibitions in Basel, Amsterdam, Madrid, Zurich and Brussels

    by  • January 22, 2015 • Amsterdam, Art, Basel, Brussels, City Breaks, Exhibitions, Madrid, Zurich

    From Gauguin to Chagall, Europe’s cities uncover some artistic gems from February 2015. Fancy a city break with a cultural twist? As we all know, Europe is chock full of artistic masterpieces, be it the Hermitage in St Petersburg, the Prado in Madrid, the Louvre in Paris or the Uffizi in Florence. And yet...

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    Vincent van Gogh – Homages Across Europe

    by  • January 19, 2015 • Amsterdam, Art, City Breaks, Culture Breaks, Exhibitions, Milan, Mons, Oslo, Paris

    Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Great Painter’s Death in Milan and Mons, Paris and Oslo, Amsterdam and Arles. 2015 (29th July, 2015 to be precise) marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh, unquestionably one of the finest painters of the 19th century. In commemoration of his untimely passing at...

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    Condé Nast Traveller Reader Travel Awards 2014 – Top 20 Cities

    by  • November 30, 2014 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Florence, Istanbul, Madrid, New York, Paris, Rome, Venice

    New York, Paris and Venice take the top three slots in this year’s customer satisfaction poll. It’s that time of year when polls are published and awards are in full flow, congratulating and celebrating the hotels, spas, cities and countries that have hit the high notes in the 2014 holiday season. I recently blogged...

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    On the Eve of its 20th Anniversary, Eurostar announces a Speedier Service to Paris from 2015

    by  • November 13, 2014 • Amsterdam, Antwerp, City Breaks, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Rail

    With sleek new trains and an increased number of direct destinations, city breaks by rail are to become even more accessible than ever before As part of the celebratory events surrounding the 20th anniversary of the first Eurostar trains to Continental Europe back in November 1994, Eurostar has unveiled plans this morning for bigger and faster...

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    Europe’s Summer of Sport Rolls on through September

    by  • August 11, 2014 • Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Bilbao, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Granada, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Seville, Sport

    Be it Badminton, Basketball, Rowing or Rugby, Swimming, Cycling or Motor Racing, the Sports Season continues across Europe 2014 has undoubtedly been a busy year in the sporting calendar, what with the World Cup in Brazil and Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games, not to mention the usual wealth of tennis, golf, athletics, motor racing and cycling...

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    Adventures beyond Amsterdam – Utrecht

    by  • July 6, 2014 • Amsterdam, Architecture, Art, Film, Music, Religious Sites, Sport, Utrecht

    The university city of Utrecht makes for a fabulous day-trip from Amsterdam Following a nail-biting penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica, Holland have joined their last remaining European counterparts, Germany, to take on the might of Brazil and Argentina respectively in this week’s World Cup semi-finals. One thing’s for certain, the Netherlands’ Queen Máxima is...

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