Winter is one of the most magical time of the year. Some of us love the warmth of hot chocolate while it snows outside and others love to escape the winter blues altogether. Whatever your desire and style of travel, we got you covered in our list of 28 Best Winter Destinations in Europe.
Whether you are looking for that best winter city breaks in Europe, sun and sand, skiing and snowboarding or best Christmas markets in Europe – we have something for everyone. These destinations are handpicked to allow you to experience the BEST of Europe in winter.
28 Best Winter Destinations in Europe
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Winter months in Europe are typically from November to February. These months will cover the best of winter with holiday cheer, Christmas markets, ice rinks, special shopping offers, masses and festivities. And not to forget FOOD and a plethora of dining options.
Winter is also considered a low tourist season in some cities, which means you can expect less crowds in tourist attractions like museums, day tours, etc. Winter also calls for special activities like northern lights, romantic stay-cations and lights festivals.
See, there is so much to do.
Travel Tips – Best places to visit in Europe in winter
Here are some important items to keep in mind, before embarking on your trip to Europe.
Travel Documents and Visa – Ensure your passport and other travel documents are in order before your trip. If you require a visa to travel to Europe, read our application guide on Schengen Visa
If this is your first trip to Europe, read our helpful guide – Europe Travel Checklist
Travel Insurance – Winter also means unpredictable weather. Insure your trip with travel insurance against trip cancellations and delays, or any medical emergencies. Get your quote here from Worlds Nomad Insurance
What to Pack for Europe in winter – We have written an extensive guide to packing for Europe. Here is a quick snapshot of MUST carry items for Europe (valid for all destinations except the beach)
- Thermals or long Johns – Carry thermals (top and bottom) or long johns in winter. They will keep you warm without too much layers. Buy your long johns here.
- Winter Jacket – Whether you are strolling the Christmas markets or doing a walking tour, a thick warm outer wear is a MUST. Wear a warm jacket with a hood, deep pockets and a long jacket to cover the bum. Buy winter jacket for women here
- Wool Coat – Wool coats are classy, but they don’t have a hood and many are not made up of water repellent material. If you have planning to spend a lot of the time indoors, or attend events wool coats are stylish and a great piece if you are okay to layer on. Check out this wool coat for her.
- Sweater – Carry a stylish sweater, preferable made of merino wool as they are super warm and style them with a pair of skinny jeans and belt.
- Boots – Wear warm (fleece lined, waterproof) boots. These Ugg boots are sturdy and has a good grip on uneven grounds. Here are the Ugg boots. In moderate temperature with little to no snow, tall boots are also great as they keep you warm and are trendy. LOVE these waterproof brown tall boots
- Thermal Socks – Buy thermal socks for warmth
- Beanie – Wear bright colored beanie to ward off the winter blues and uplift your outfit.
- Scarf – Carry a multi color, arm scarf (preferably to coordinate your outfits)
- Gloves – Say bye-bye to frost bites or dry hands, moisturize them and wear wool gloves to keep them protected.
Special Destinations – Best Winter City Breaks Europe
Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany – Special Winter Destination in Europe
The Neuschwanstein castle is a must-see location no matter the time of year, but there’s something even more magical about this castle in the winter! This is the castle that inspired the Sleeping Beauty castle in Disneyland and it’s easy to see why.
There are two ways to visit this incredible spot: a day trip from Munich or an overnight trip near the castle. Although I loved Munich if you have the time you should stay the night near the castle.
You can book a bus from Munich to Neuschwanstein for about $17 each way per person. However, there are only a few buses each week (usually just Saturday and Sunday) that will take you directly to Schwangau Neuschwanstein. Make sure to check the dates of the buses in advance when planning your trip.
If you’re like me and sometimes leave these things until last minute, don’t worry! You can take the bus to Fussen instead. This got us close to the city of Fussen, but we had to walk for a while to get to the main city and then take a bus to Hohenschwangau where our hotel was located.
For budget accommodation, you can stay in Fussen itself. There are a few hostels in town for about $30 a night on Booking.com, but if you’d like to splurge a little I recommend heading closer to the castle!
You can stay at the foot of the Neuschwanstein Castle for only $85- $140 a night at Romantic-Pension Albrecht on Booking.com! It comes with free breakfast, but book as far in advance as you can as it gets filled up quickly!
From there you can easily walk to both castles (yes, there’s more than one castle in this area!): the Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein.
One downside about visiting in the winter is that the Marienbrucke bridge with the best viewpoint of the castle is closed. However, if you are feeling rebellious, you can still head up to the area and find a viewpoint of your own like we did!
If you’d like to go inside the castle, you can book in advance online for €13. It must be at least 2 days in advance and they are known to sell out, so book early!
For visiting the castle, I recommend wearing a heavy jacket (especially if you plan to hike a bit through the snow) and long socks with snow boots. The snow adds to the gorgeous views, but you should definitely come prepared for the cold!
With any extra time, you can visit the Hohenschwangau castle and even hop over to Fussen which is an adorable town with its own castle as well!
CONTRIBUTED BY: Dayna Brockbank from Happily Ever Travels
Arctic Cruise in Norway – Special Winter Destination in Europe
The ultimate way to explore Arctic Norway and to witness the eerie beauty of the Aurora Borealis is onboard a Northern lights cruise. December was the perfect time of year for experiencing polar nights, whale filled fjords, and countless winter activities. I visited four Norwegian ports on the 12 night P&O cruises trip from Southampton, which including several nights at sea.
Our first port of call was Andalsnes, the mountaineering capital of Norway. Idyllically located in the valley of Romsdal, by the mouth of the river Rauma, the small, colourful town is nestled in between fjords and dramatic mountains. The cruise ship docked right in the town center, making it perfect for shore excursions as well as independent exploration.
Our next stop was Tromso known as the gateway to the Arctic. Popular amongst tourists, it is where nature and culture go hand in hand. Winter activities such as snowmobiling, snow shoeing, dogsledding, cross country skiing, ice fishing, and reindeer sledding were all available. I chose to spend a day dog sledding for the first time, before visiting Tromso’s modern Arctic Cathedral for an evening recital.
Our penultimate stop was Alta, dubbed “the town of the Northern Lights”. It lies well above the Arctic Circle at 70 degrees north latitude. We docked for two nights allowing multiple opportunities to chase down Mother Nature’s elusive light show.
We joined a Northern lights tour and were lucky on our first night, the shimmering Aurora lasted 45 minutes, and I could finally tick the Northern Lights off my bucket list.
Our final stop was Stavanger located in the south-western corner of Norway. The cruise ship docked in the charming city centre, just a short stroll away from Stavanger Cathedral.
Lysefjord and the iconic Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) were just an hour’s boat trip away, so we joined an excursion which visited the area and even included Norwegian waffles!
CONTRIBUTED BY: Roshni Patel from The Wanderlust Within
Check out these tours in Tromso Norway
Lake Bled in Slovenia – Special Winter Destination in Europe
Visiting Lake Bled in winter is magical. Most of the tourists come to Lake Bled in summer, however, it is a fantastic winter destination as well. The entire town transforms into a fairy tale, with high snowdrifts and a frozen lake on which you can walk or skate on.
There are many things to do in Bled in winter, from practicing winter sports in the mountains to enjoying strolls along the lake and warming up with endless cups of hot chocolate.
I have spent three days in Bled in winter, staying at Astoria Bled Hotel, a couple of minutes’ walk from the lake. What I enjoyed most about the hotel was the spa. After a day spend in the cold it was so relaxing to just sit in the jacuzzi and watch the snowflakes come down and then melt on the glass ceiling.
For snow lovers, Bled is a perfect base for practicing winter sports. Many people who were staying at the same hotel as I were gearing up with their ski equipment and head over to the slopes, in the nearby Triglav National Park.
Taking the cable car up to Vogel Ski Centre, you will find plenty of slopes for every type of skier, beginner or advanced. Even if you don’t know how to ski, you can always come here to take a lesson or two. Plus, the cable car ride up offers amazing views over Lake Bohinj.
If you visit Bled in the middle of winter, when it’s very cold and the ice is strong, you can skate on the lake. If the ice doesn’t look strong enough, there is always the ice rink from the Sports Hall.
Bled is also a great foodie destination and in winter you can be sure to find a table at one of the most popular restaurants in town. I recommend Osteria Babji zob to which I kept finding myself drawn to due to their delicious local food and wonderful service.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Joanna from The World In My Pocket
Blue Lagoon in winter in Iceland – Special Winter Destination in Europe
Blue Lagoon is a beautiful geothermal spa in Iceland. Its surreal layout, milky blue water, and relaxing atmosphere make it one of the best things to do in Iceland in December.
Iceland was one of the first countries I visited as a solo traveler. I had a 3-day layover before my trip to Paris, where I was bound to spend 4 months studying abroad.
A few days prior to my trip, I came across a bucket-list article with the Blue Lagoon as a must-see destination in Iceland. Without much deliberation, I decided to make a visit myself.
I arrived at Keflavik Airport on a cold January morning. A few hours later, a shuttle picked me up towards the direction of the Blue Lagoon. I remember looking out the window and thinking to myself what a bad decision this was-visiting an outdoor pool in the dead middle of winter!
The bus twisted and turned along an empty road. 20 minutes later, we arrived in a secluded area with a wooden path that led towards the hotel. We were told to leave our luggage in a building before being instructed to head towards a nearby structure. Once I entered the second building, I could smell the delicious scent of newly roasted coffee and freshly baked bread.
I proceeded onwards passed the ticket station and into the change room. Then, I headed out back to brace the freezing temperature and this often-spoken-about spa.
The moment my legs were submerged inside the pool, I knew I made the right decision coming here. The water was just warm enough to create a comfortable contrast to the chilly weather. I sunk deeper, surrounded by mist and warmth and thankfully, very little people.
Then, snow began following. I felt tiny icy droplets hit my face before melting into my skin. Mesmerized my surrounding, it took me a minute to see the sun rising in the West, creating a ray of light against the snow that was piled on the hills nearby.
Without a doubt, Blue Lagoon should be on everyone’s bucket list in the Winter.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Daisy from Beyond My Border
Kakslauttanen Artic Resort – Sleep under a blanket of stars in a glass igloo
Have you ever dreamed of sleeping under a blanket of stars or may be green dancing lights as well? I know as a kid I wondered what an igloo would look like.
Enter Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort – Igloos and Chalets. Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is located in the Saarisclka Fell Region of Finnish Lapland.
The stunning 4 star hotel is actually a glass igloo located in the wilderness. You get to sleep under a million stars and watch the northern lights everyday.
The resort is located in Lapland. You can drive from Helsinki and parking is available at the resort. You can also fly from Helsinki to Ivalo, which is the closest airport to Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. The resort can arrange for airport transfers (travel time is 30 minutes from Ivalo airport to Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort).
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is a great way to experience nature in its wildest and pure form. The resort has glass igloos and chalets to host guests. It can accommodate couples and families for a scintillating vacation under the stars.
The glass igloos contain all modern amenities to keep you warm and toasty on a white snowing wintery night. Each glass igloo has a bedroom with sauna or shared bathrooms. It is recommended that you wear thermals when you are in an igloo, and the resort provides you will warm socks.
Parking and WiFi is free. Breakfast and other meals are provided on site. You can also rent skis and other equipment to enjoy winter outdoor activities. Husky and reindeer rides can also be arranged.
Best Christmas Destinations in Europe
Colmar’s Christmas lanes, France – Best Christmas Destinations in Europe
I have been to many renowned Christmas markets and many festive cities, but Colmar is special. It is not just the Christmas market that is decorated and jolly, but the entire town!
Small alleyways have Christmas scenes, individual homes seem to be festooned with greenery, and large flocked trees are on every corner. But the store fronts are the most amazing -decorate with large cookies, bows, gifts, greenery, stuffed animals and lights. Everything is large and boisterous!
Christmas Cheer in Budapest Hungary – Best Christmas Destinations in Europe
During the holiday season, Budapest fills with Christmas vibe. The Hungarian capital was also voted the most affordable Christmas Market destination in Europe. Two markets in Budapest that you definitely should not miss:
- The biggest Christmas Market is held at Vörösmarty Square. This is the most popular fair in Budapest, right in the city center. There are around 100 stalls set up and live programs entertain the Christmas crowd from the main stage every afternoon.
- Location: Vörösmarty tér, district V.
- How to get there: M1, M2, M3 metro lines: Deák tér station tram 2 Vigadó station
- Apart from the best-known festive fair on Vörösmarty Square, the city has a fabulous market right in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica. This market has two unique features: a light show, projected on the building of the Basilica itself, coordinated with music and a skating rink in the center of the square.
- Location: Szent István tér, district V.
- How to get there: M1, M2, M3 metro lines: Deák tér station or Arany János station tram 2 Széchenyi István tér
Each of the Christmas markets is famous for their unique, high-quality craft products, such as handmade chocolate bonbons, leather gloves, knitted scarves, dried fruits, and herbs.
Christmas markets are also paradise for foodies! Try as many delicious, authentic Hungarian dishes as you can, the memory of the tastes will stay with you I promise. Try stuffed cabbage, goulash, grilled sausages and meats with mulled wines, craft beers or hot tea.
Be sure to try our sweets, too! “Beigli” this folded pastry stuffed with walnut or poppy seed is Hungarian Christmas itself. Buy just a slice of a whole loaf and consume it with wine of a cup of milk.
There are some other sweets you should not miss: “Mézeskalács” is a lightweight type of gingerbread that comes in cute shapes and such detailed decorations that you might not want to bite in them.
“Szaloncukor” is a chocolate-coated soft candy. We decorate our Christmas trees with them so actually they are edible Christmas decorations! 🙂
Opening times of the Budapest Christmas Markets:
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas from 9 November – 1 January at Vörösmarty Square and 23 November – 1 January at Szent István Square, while in Gozsdu Bazaar it starts around 30 November until 23 December.
The markets are open daily from 11 am to 9 pm (subject to change) December 10 am to 4 pm 25-26 December 10 am to 6 pm
Recommended activities in Budapest during the Christmas season:
- Thermal baths are a bliss in wintertime: visit Szechenyi Baths or Gellért Baths and enjoy the hot spring pools.
- Enjoy a great cruise on the Danube as the winter sights are beautiful during a night boat tour.
- The Ice Rink in Budapest City Park is a must for winter sports lovers. Rent a pair of skates to glide in front of Vajdahunyad Castle.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Katalin Németh from Budapest Connection
Old Town Warsaw in Poland – Best Christmas Destinations in Europe
Warsaw’s annual Christmas Market in the Old Town is a great way to sample regional delicacies from across Poland and get a glimpse of some national holiday traditions.
Dozens of wooden stalls are set up in the Castle Square, near the Royal Castle, which was all rebuilt in meticulous detail after the World War II bombings. A lit Christmas tree stands on display in front of the castle and the mood is always festive and cheery.
At this market you can find oscypek, a smoked cheese made from sheep’s milk and salt traditionally made in southern Poland’s Carpathian Mountains. Thick woolen socks, hats and mittens from that region are also popular as temperatures dip below zero and often include heavy snowfall.
Poland is known across Europe for its handmade glass Christmas ornaments. They are often colorful and glittery, varying in shape from the traditional round balls decorated with snowflake designs or religious scenes to more ambitious pieces in the shape of bumblebees or even Queen Nefertiti’s bust. Other popular items include simple but quirky wooden toys from the Czech Republic or black rye bread imported from neighboring Lithuania.
Food stalls fill the air with the smell of roasted chestnuts, mulled wine or pierogi, Polish dumplings made from unleavened dough that are stuffed with potatoes, sauerkraut, meat, cheese or fruit. Pierogi is one of the dishes included in the traditional Christmas Eve dinner, and are so popular that restaurants like Pierogarnia specialize in the numerous variations on the dish.
The market is usually held in December and offers a great starting point for exploring the city’s Old Town. Venture deeper, or wander the side streets, and you can load up on unique souvenirs and Christmas gifts like amber jewellery from the country’s Baltic coast.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Dee from Vanilla Papers
Prague Winter and Christmas, Czech Republic – Best Christmas Destinations in Europe
The stunning capital of Czech Republic – Prague – turns in to a gorgeous haven during winters. The colorful rooftops and the Vltava River sprinkled with snow makes for a dreamy vacation and that’s why it is one of the best winter destinations in Europe to visit for Christmas markets, beer and sightseeing.
Prague’s central area – the old town market square tuns in to an enchanting beauty – like out of a fairytale. Although its winter, you can still partake in walking tours to learn about Prague’s history and admire the Astronomical Clock and other attractions.
While you are at it, stroll the Christmas Markets at the Old Town Square and the Wenceslas Square. Buy traditional trinkets and wooden toys to take back home and savor delicious barbecued pork and sugar coated chimney cake or ‘tradelnik. Sip some hot cocoa and biscuit as you walk the market.
Or Svařák– a Czech mulled wine with lemon and citrus flavors.
Christmas Markets in Prague last from end of November to the first week of January. This year they are open from 30th November to 6th January 2019. There are Christmas markets at the Castle Hill as well.
Other then the Christmas markets, Prague in winter is a delight as you can still enjoy the city’s attractions like walking the Charles Bridge and soaking in amazing views from its tower, taking a quick trip to the Prague Castle and wandering through the Golden Lane and museums and greeting the swans at the Vltava River banks.
Prague is a romantic destination and is a perfect way to spend a winter city break with Christmas, history and delicious cuisine. Book your stay at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Prague
READ: Where to stay in Prague
Vienna Christmas Markets in Austria – Best Christmas Destinations in Europe
Located in the shadow of the Rathaus is Vienna’s largest Christmas market. In addition to the colorful stalls filled with beautiful, unique Christmas ornaments, you will also find an extensive menu of holiday punch options and numerous sweet and savory treats to try.
With a children’s craft area, weekend choir performances, and ice-skating, there’s something to entertain everyone at Vienna’s most centrally located Christmas market.
To get to the Rathaus Market, take the D-line tram to Rathaus/Burgtheater.
If you like your Christmas market with a side of art, head to Belvedere Schloss. You’ll spend your day covering an art collection that covers the Middle Ages to contemporary pieces.
As the sun sets and the Christmas lights come on, you can experience Vienna’s most romantic Christmas market. You’ll find no shortage of traditional Austrian crafts and Christmas decorations at this beautiful market.
To get to the Belvedere Palace Market, take the D-line tram to Schloss Belvedere.
If it is history that you’re looking for, head to Schloss Schonbrunn and stay for the Christmas market.
Schonbrunn Palace was transformed from a hunting lodge into a stunning Baroque summer residence in the 18th century.
Whether you take a guided tour of the royal apartments, enjoy the strudel show at Café Residenz, or take in a classical concert, there are plenty of ways to warm up while shopping for Christmas gifts at the Schonbrunn market. (Bonus points if you find and enjoy a party pretzel.)
To get to the Schonbrunn Palace Market, take the tram or U-Bahn to Schönbrunn.
Don’t forget to spend an evening wandering the streets inside the Ringstrasse.
You’ll find Christmas markets and beautiful lights that adorn even the smallest of passageways. Despite the cold temperatures, gemütlichkeit – that is, warmth and coziness – can be found around every corner in Vienna throughout December. (If that doesn’t keep you warm enough, gluhwein can help, too.)
CONTRIBUTED BY: Sara from Journey of Doing
Malaga in Spain – Best Christmas Destinations in Europe
When you want to escape the cold and dreary British winter but haven’t got the time or money for a long-haul flight to an exotic destination, look no further than Malaga. The capital of Spain’s Costa del Sol, Malaga has typical daytime winter temperatures of around 17 Celsius and, at just three hours’ flight time from the UK, is perfect for a long weekend break.
Malaga’s beaches, which attract thousands of tourists during the summer months, will be almost deserted during the winter and, although for some it might be a bit too chilly for a dip in the Mediterranean, it’s certainly still warm enough put down your beach towel and catch some rays.
If it’s culture rather than beach life that you’re after Malaga has museums galore, from the Picasso Museum to the Centre Pompidou (shaped like a giant Rubik’s Cube) and the quirky Museum of the Imagination.
History buffs can take a wander round the Alcazaba and view the remnants of a Roman theatre or climb up to the castle of Gibralfaro for spectacular views over the city and coastline. Meanwhile for lovers of the great outdoors, nothing beats a stroll under the orange trees in the Botanical Gardens.
Malaga has several Christmas markets dotted throughout the city but, without doubt, the main attraction in Malaga during the winter months is the festive light display. It’s renowned throughout Spain and attracts huge crowds during the festive period. The main display is at Calle Larios and, every evening at 6.30pm, 8.00pm and 9.30pm, the Plaza de la Constitución fills with spectators eagerly awaiting the outstanding sound and light show.
Of course, you can’t come to Spain and not try some of the local delicacies. Start your day with a coffee at Café Central in Plaza de la Constitución and end it with cocktails at a rooftop bar overlooking the city. In between, there are hundreds of bars and restaurants to tempt your taste buds.
Malaga is famous for its espetos (sardines cooked over an open flame on the beach) and, while you probably won’t find these during the winter months, you’ll still be spoilt for choice with everything from simple tapas bars to fine dining establishments, not to mention the roast chestnut sellers on many street corners.
There’s a huge choice of hotels for all budgets – a personal favorite is Madeinterranea Suites . Tucked away down a side street in Malaga’s old town it’s a tastefully refurbished town house with comfortable rooms built around a typical Andalucian courtyard. Book your stay at Madeinterranea Suites.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Alison from Alison In Andalucia
Copenhagen Denmark – Best Christmas Destinations in Europe
There’s a lot to do in Copenhagen winters besides skiing. Danish Christmas markets are remarkable. The gorgeous decorations line the paths between shops selling ornaments, gifts, food, and drink.
The best Christmas market is in Kongens Nytorv. It’s one of the largest in Copenhagen and across from The Hotel D’Angleterre. The facade of this gorgeous hotel is turned into an advent calendar for the Christmas season. The magic is done through LCD screens placed over the windows.
A festive visit to the Christmas markets in Copenhagen is best completed with a warm cup for gløgg. Gløgg is mulled wine, or cider that is spiced and served hot with raisins, nuts and cinnamon stirred in. You drink the contents and then eat the soaked foods with a spoon. It’s the perfect way to stay cozy in the cold weather.
Tivoli Gardens, the famous Danish amusement park, is beautiful in the winter. It’s reopened for the Christmas season and decked out with bright Christmas lights and other decorations.
One of the highlights is seeing the Crazy Christmas Cabaret inside of Tivoli Gardens. It’s a crowd-pleaser every year and the only show performed in English for the whole year.
Denmark is a very flat country, but they’ve improvised to bring indoor skiing to Copenhagen. Opening later this year, the Amager Bakke power plant will open Copenhill. This will be an indoor hill built along above the chimney of the power plant that is used as a skiing hill.
The Danes think of everything! Copenhill is one more reason to visit Copenhagen for winter – you won’t miss out on skiing.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Derek from Robe Trotting – Biggest Surprises Moving to Denmark.
Stuttgart Christmas Markets in Germany – Best Christmas Destinations in Europe
Germany’s Christmas markets are known worldwide for the authentic cultural experience they provide to locals and visitors alike. Germany has thousands of them all over the country. One particularly great Christmas market is the Stuttgart Weihnachtsmarkt.
Located in the heart of the city, the market attracts millions of visitors every year and has a variety of activities, food and shops catering to every age group.
The Weihnachtsmarkt begins in late November and ends right before Christmas. For the entire month of December, it attracts not only locals but people from all over the world.
The Stuttgart Christmas market is among the largest in the country. Nearly 300 different booths adorn two different squares, both connected to form one large market. There are awards given to the most beautiful stall in the market every year and the stall owners work hard to decorate their booths ornately.
The market is wonderful for everyone from singles to families. There is a large ice rink where ice skates can be rented as well as push animals for smaller children. A small steam train is great for children and families and rides around a beautiful miniature village display. Several carnival type rides are also out for small children.
There are a variety of food booths that have food ranging from pizza, traditional bratwurst, currywurst and spätzle to some American favorites such as pork burgers and even Flammkuchen, a rolled-out dough baked with a crème sauce and topped with vegetables or meats.
The shopping booths are decorated beautifully with lights, animal displays and German décor. Many shops sell original German items, cuckoo clocks, wooden items, Christmas ornaments, household items, children’s toys, candles and many different kinds of sweets.
Visitors can spend hours wandering the booths and will no doubt find something they will certainly purchase. Be sure to try gluhwein, a warmed up spiced wine, a staple at German Christmas markets.
If you’re staying more than a day, Steigenberg Graf Zeppelin is a fantastic hotel to stay at during your time in Stuttgart.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Diana from The Elusive Family
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Zakope – Poland’s Winter Capital – Snow and other activities in winter holidays Europe
Zakopane makes it to the list of best winter destinations in Europe. Zakopane is the winter capital of Poland. The name means literally buried in snow. The town is located in the picturesque Tatra Mountains close to the Slovak border. The mountain resorts nearby offer a lot in terms of winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding.
With the longest ski slope in the country Kasprowy Wierch just 10 minutes ride from the center of Zakopane and Białka Tatrzańska, the biggest ski resort in the Polish Tatras only 25 km away. The nearby mountains are also a perfect spot for cross country skiing as well as ski touring (skiing in the backcountry on unmarked or unpatrolled areas).
Another winter activity that is very popular in the region is horse sleigh riding in traditional wooden sleigh often ended with a bonfire with sausages and mulled wine. If the weather allows it and there is no danger of an avalanche, you can also take a tour to Morskie Oko (Eye of the Sea – a beautiful mountain lake, the biggest one in Tatras).
The town itself is thriving with life (also at night) and the Highlanders from the Tatras are well known for their folklore and hospitality. Zakopane has a wide offer of hotels, guesthouses and villas for rent, however, many people also rent rooms in their houses, sometimes including delicious homemade food as well.
Check out this tour > Skiing and therms at Tatra Mountains
In the town there are many restaurants, bars and clubs, some of them in traditional style, while others modern or sophisticated, so everyone should find something to suit their taste. The local specialties involve oscypek (a smoked cheese made of salted sheep milk, made exclusively in the Tatra Mountains region of Poland, best served grilled with cranberry topping), kwaśnica (sauerkraut soup) and placek zbójnicki (potato pankake often served with goulash).
If you get really cold, you can get delicious mulled wine everywhere, but you may also try herbata z prądem (electric tea), which is hot tea with alcohol (mostly vodka).
Winter Hikes and Northern Lights in Ireland – Snow and other activities in winter holidays Europe
Unlike many countries in Europe, winters in Ireland are usually not too cold and snow is mostly limited to the occasional dusting. This makes Ireland one of the best winter destinations in Europe for magical winter hikes, especially on clear, frosty days. Nights, on the other hand, are great for viewing the Northern Lights and for star gazing.
Three Superb Winter Hikes in Ireland
If you are looking for a gem of a mountain to hike, then look no further than Diamond Hill in County Galway. All three of the well-marked routes on this mountain offer stunning vistas of the dramatic landscape of Connemara National Park with views of Kylemore Abbey, the Twelve Bens mountain range and the rugged Atlantic coastline. In snow, the beauty of this winter wonderland is truly breathtaking!
There are so many great hikes in County Kerry that you are spoilt for choice! Torc Mountain in Killarney National Park is a particularly enjoyable hike which offers incredible birds-eye views of some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery including the Lakes of Killarney, the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the Dingle Peninsula. While you are in the area, don’t forget to check out the nearby Torc Waterfall too!
On a cold, crisp winter day, the beauty and stillness of Glendalough in Wicklow National Park is simply spellbinding. This idyllic location is also the site of a monastic settlement founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. The White Trail (Spinc and Glenealo Valley) is a superb, but strenuous loop walk (with steep ascent) offering rewarding views of the lakes and valley below. There are also several other easier walking routes in the area for different ability levels and weather conditions.
It is important to note that the weather and conditions can change quickly in Ireland, so be sure that you are properly prepared with the suitable equipment (e.g. ankle support boots and rainproof gear).
Northern Lights in Ireland
Ireland may not be the first place you think of when it comes to viewing the Northern Lights, but the remote Inishowen Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way in County Donegal is a great destination for viewing this marvelous natural phenomenon. This northerly location experiences little light pollution, so when the weather and solar wind conditions are right, it is an excellent place to watch this awe-inspiring spectacle.
There is always a level of unpredictability, as the Northern Lights cannot be precisely forecast in advance, but even if you miss the Northern Lights, the dark sky of Inishowen Peninsula offers excellent star-gazing too. By day there is also plenty to see including the rugged scenery of the northern headlands, windswept beaches and other idyllic locations along the Inishowen 100 Scenic Drive.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Emer & Nils from Lets go Ireland
Ski and mountain views from -Muottas Muragl Switzerland – Snow and other activities in winter holidays Europe
Exploring the Alps during winter is, of course, an iconic trip and one very popular with many tourists around Europe. However, whilst for many hitting the slopes on skis or a snowboard, this isn’t all there is to do in the region. One of the best ways to see the Alps is by train and none is better than the beautiful Bernina Express.
Departing from Tirano, on the Italian side of the Alps, and travelling all the way through the mountains, across to Switzerland, past some of the iconic resorts and ending up in the key interchange of Chur. With its wide, panoramic windows, you can grab a picnic and bottle of red, sit back and enjoy the views.
Now, one of your key stops will be the glitzy and affluent town of St Moritz. Another favorite of snow and adventure sportspeople, the town has a splendid selection of hotels and restaurants. However, don’t make this your final destination!
Across the valley from the town, you will find Muottas Muragl, a Romantik branded hotel located 2,456m above sea level. To reach the hotel, you have to take the cable car up – which in itself is an epic journey – a vintage funicular railway originating in 1907!
Once you reach the hotel, you will find the incredible views that make this such a wonderful place to visit. With sweeping vistas down across St Mortiz and beyond, on a clear day it will be one of the finest in the Alps.
The hotel is also home to one of the best sledging routes in the area, allowing you to suit up and take a thrill ride back down into the valley. Then, in the evening, relax in the hotel’s own restaurant, with splendid fine dining, exquisite service and a wine list to die for. Retreat into one of your cosy but modern rooms, ready to explore more of this majestic mountain range in the morning!
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Andorra – Snow and other activities in winter holidays Europe
There are several winter activities to do in Andorra from relaxing to fun. Caldea is a large natural spring complex and spa where you can dip in the heated pools and take part in some hydroptherapy. It is a massive complex spread over 18 floors and is the largest thermal spa complex in Europe. With 400,000 visitors per year, there is something for everyone there, including a relaxing adult-only section.
And of course, Andorra is known as a ski haven. The country lies at an average 2,000 meters above sea level and even reaches 3,000. The most popular place to catch some powder is Gran Valira, which is also one of the largest ski resorts in the world and has 118 slopes measuring a total distance of 210 km. If you want the total story, there are actually 110 lifts in total that can take 156,000 skiers per hour.
For the adventurous tourist, you can skip the flash hotels and actually stay the night in an igloo at Hotel Iglu Andorra. This ice hotel has five rooms that can hold up to 30 guests.
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But if you want something a bit closer to the slopes, Hotel Ski Plaza & Wellness and Sport Hotel Hermitage and Spa are probably your best options.
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Tobogganing in Lichtenstein – Snow and other activities in winter holidays Europe
Lichtenstein is a very small and very beautiful country nestled between Austria and Switzerland, amongst some very big mountain ranges above the Rhine. Lichtenstein is one of the smallest countries in the world and as a result it often goes unconsidered in peoples travel planning.
My trip to Lichtenstein in Winter, has been one of the most magical, fun, exciting and surprising countries to visit in all my European travels. I’ll be honest, I hadn’t really thought too much about stopping in Lichtenstein, no real planning had come into it; however, it did fit into our travel route and we hadn’t been there before, so why not?
Arriving in Lichtenstein’s capital city, Vaduz, was spectacular. We traveled by train from Munich, the train trip alone was stunning. The snow, the mountains, exquisite scenery. For us Australians, seeing this much snow and the enormity of the mountains, is incredibly exciting!
While I had spent time in Sweden and Austria prior to this trip, there was something very special about this train trip amongst the Alps and into a beautiful country.
We were traveling on a budget so had no great plans to be too adventurous by hiring lots of snow-sport gear, but we really didn’t need to. We literally walked into the main street and in our wanders, we found a shop to hire toboggans. We followed the lead of a nun in her robe, who came flying down a toboggan run.
We had hours of fun tobogganing down slopes in Vaduz, not only were we exhausted from the number of times we walked up the hill, but also from the number of crashes and from laughing so much. People hired toboggans in Vaduz, like people hire bikes to cycle around Melbourne – it was just the norm and such a memorable experience.
Everything in Vaduz is walk-able, easy to negotiate and any trips outside are accessible by bus. Do yourself a favour and add Lichtenstein to your bucket list – it truly is a beautiful country with so many great opportunities on offer. A fabulous country to visit with kids; and a stamp for your passport, that not too many others have in theirs!
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Iceland’s landscape and Santa stories – Snow and other activities in winter holidays Europe
Our stay in Iceland came about almost by accident. While planning a winter trip to Mexico, flights through Reykjavik were on offer. We found a house-sitting opportunity, and our layover on the way to the heat became two months of Iceland in Winter.
Strangely we had very little snow. What we had instead were fabulous skies, fairytale landscapes, and lots of swimming in warm water. As our stay spanned Christmas, we also had thirteen trolls, a fearsome cat and more fireworks than we had seen over three years living in Dubai.
The landscapes and skyscapes of Iceland invite cliches and superlatives like nowhere else. Ferocious freezing breakers crash onto glistening black basalt. Just across the road, waterfalls tumble down hundreds of feet over mossy cliffs from Europe’s largest glacier. Overhead the sky paints a spectrum lifted from Disney unicorns. Make the most of that light, because only four short hours from the day’s beautiful sunrise, comes an equally stunning sunset.
Touristic highlights with magical names sit about this landscape within reasonable driving times. Shining elephantine ice diamonds festoon a glistening black beach at Breiðamerkursandur.
The birthplace of the earth’s longest-running parliament sits between two moving cliffs at Þingvellir. And every second of every day, 100 tons of water cascades 30 metres through a frozen wonderland at Gullfoss. Spanning two separating tectonic plates, Iceland’s geology is still forming every day. And since it sits under freezing skies with its feet in the warm gulf stream, its climate is even more fluid.
Iceland creates its own stories of the world. It was the spring point for the western discovery of the American continent five hundred years before Columbus. Its language has been almost unchanged in the millennium since that day.
Why is winter the best season to visit Iceland? Two words can answer this: Aurora Borealis. And those Trolls and the Cat? Santa doesn’t visit Iceland, so make sure you leave gifts on your windowsill for the thirteen fearsome sons of Gryla before Christmas. And I beg you also to avoid her child-eating cat.
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Beach and Sun Winter Destinations Europe
Southern Portugal – Beach and Sun Winter destinations Europe
Alentejo and Algarve regions in Southern Portugal are great places to spend the winter holidays. The weather here is usually sunny and warm compared to the rest of Europe. The great thing about coming here in winter is that it’s much less crowded than in summer months and quite a bit cheaper as well.
Though it’s warm and sunny during the day at night it can get a bit chilly it’s very nice to stay in an old and cozy farmhouse turned into a guesthouse like Courela do Salgueiro or Moinhos do Paneiro in Caroche. Both places can be found and booked on HotelsCombined and Booking.com
All the summer activities like hiking, surfing, cycling are still available in winter and can be done without rushing, competing for a spot or being disturbed. The water here is always quite cold so summer or winter doesn’t make a big difference for surfing or kitesurfing you’ll have to wear a wetsuit.
Waves for surfing are actually better in winter if you like surfing or want to learn it you can rent an apartment in one of the beach towns like Praia do Odeceixe or Sagres and share the waves with only a few locals. One of the top things to do in the area is to walk the Rota Vicentina, a famous trail that goes along the Vicentina Coast and finishes at Cabo de S.Vicente, the southwestern most point of the European continent.
Winter is a good time to walk it, it’s not too hot for walking like in summer, there are very few people on the trail compared to the peak season so you can have beautiful sandy beaches all to yourself.
Visiting stunning caves of Algarve e.g. Benagil Cave is another great adventure. Some of the caves can be reached only by boat and due to the off season, you might be the only people there.
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Wine tasting is a great option in case of bad weather you can visit famous estates, try local wines and have a fine dinner.
Southern Portugal is an ideal beach place and one of the best winter destinations in Europe to escape the snow
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Canary Islands – Beach and Sun Winter destinations Europe
Ah, the days of endless summer. If you love LOVE summers and cant let go, Canary Islands is the way to go!
Known as the Little Venice, Canary Islands brings in tons of sunshine, beaches and volcanic rugged terrain perfect for summer hikes and photos of Canary Islands will melt your heart.
Canary Islands can be easily reached from many other European countries and winter is the perfect time to escape the cold. Resorts are open all year round and winter is a low tourist season.
Canary Islands is also a MUST visit due to its stunning landscape – the sand dunes, the volcanic terrain, small towns scattered across and the stunning water.
Vineyards are found in plenty here and a wine tour is a ritual. It is also a sports haven with golf courses, mountain biking, surfing and other water sports.
Ostend, also known as Oostende in Belgium – Beach and Sun Winter destinations Europe
Ostend is in the northwest corner of Belgium. It is known for its white sandy beach and turquoise waters. Unlike the well known Brussels, Ostend is a calm and relaxing atmosphere at a slower pace.
Since Belgium has a mild winter with low precipitation, Ostend will make a perfect beach vacation to escape the cold winter freeze. I recommend you visit Ostend because it has a different feel from downtown Brussels.
Since tourist traffic is low in the winter months, you can enjoy Ostend like a real locale.
There are several winter activities Ostend has to offer depending on your taste and lifestyle and the time you travel. With that said, here are my top recommendations:
Beach: If you visit Ostend in the later winter months (towards spring) or later fall months (starting winter), this will still be a viable option. You will love the ocean views, and the sunsets are spectacular. Also, a sandcastle at the entry of the beach is under construction. Be sure to check it out if you visit after the project is complete.
Christmas Market: You have to experience the Christmas Market in Leopoldpark. It is well decorated with lights and music to add a festive atmosphere.
Winter Ice Rink: Ostend has the biggest winter ice rink in Belgium. It is approximately 1,000 square meters or 10,500 square feet. With over 50 stands to explore, come prepared to spend all day going from stand to stand.
You can choose to stay in a hotel or a more budget-friendly option like hostels or Airbnb. Ostend cost a bit less than Brussels so your money will go a long way. I would recommend staying in a place close to the beach, so you are within walking distance of all the action. You will enjoy staying in these 4+ stars accommodation:
C-Hotels Cocoon: This hotel is located a stone throw from the beach and shopping area. You will love the contemporary style of the hotel. The hotel’s overall service provided and the food offered is excellent. Check prices here
Andromeda Thalassa: This beachfront hotel is also an excellent choice. It is very close to shopping and the beach. The staff is friendly and an excellent option for adults with kids. Check prices here
Leopold5 Luxe-Design Apartment: it is an extra walk 5 minutes walk to the city center, but outstanding amenities make up for it. Once you stay here, you would not want to stay anywhere else. Check prices here.
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Best Winter City Breaks Europe
Paris in Winter – Best Winter City Breaks Europe
‘Paris always a good idea’. This statement and the sentiment behind it is so true. Paris, the capital city of France is stunning at any time of the year and hence it deserves a mention in our list of best winter destinations in Europe.
Paris experiences moderate winter temperatures with snow. Typical winter months are from late November to late February. When the city is covered in white snow, the pretty red decorations during Christmas, New Years and Valentines Day make up it.
So here is what you can expect in Paris in winter. Shoppers will LOVE the season. Window shoppers and people watchers too. Stroll Champs Elysees for some eye candy – from high end retail, luxury brands to the affordable. Don’t forget to munch macaroons from Laduree.
Churches are beautifully decorated for Christmas, so pay a visit to a church of your choice. Ensure you check their website for mass timings.
When the temperature drops outside, its time for nice dinners. Reserve a place overlooking the Parisian highlights like a dinner cruise on river Seine. Or go for gold and book for dinner at the Eiffel Tower, with the entire city of Paris underneath your feet.
Paris also boasts of natural ice rinks where you can skate for free. Most popular one is at Hotel de Ville. Do definitely take advantage of that.
All major tourist attractions are open during the winter months in Paris. So explore the Louvre Museum at your pace, the Grand Palais, the underground tunnels at Catacombs of Paris, and more. Winter is sort of off season, so you won’t see a huge line-up in regular sightseeing attractions in Paris.
Brussels in Belgium – Best winter city breaks Europe
The colder months are a lovely time to visit Brussels. The bars are welcoming, food is hearty, and the streets twinkle in fairy lights. Despite the cold, there are enough activities to keep you busy, most of which are very cozy, if not romantic!
Let’s start with one of my favorite activities: Belgian food and beer! In the center of Brussels, you’ll find multiple authentic ‘brown cafés’ with a large beer menu. Order a Belgian Trappist beer which instantly helps to beat the cold. Beware, as most Belgian beers are quite strong.
Tucked away in a little alley, you’ll find the bar Toone, which also has a fireplace and a cat.
What else could you wish for on a Winter evening? As for the food, buy some street food like fries or waffles. If you prefer not to eat outside, head to the restaurant Restobières which has a very original menu: all the dishes are prepared with beer. It can’t get more Belgian, right? 😉
In winter, Brussels hosts a yearly Christmas market called ‘Plaisir d’Hiver’. It’s the opportunity to marvel at the beautifully decorated Christmas stalls, practice your twirls on the ice skating rink and try some ‘jenever’. That’s a typical Belgian liquor which is available in innumerable different flavors. Personally I’d recommend cactus or chocolate. Make sure to also take a spin in the Ferris wheel for a sweeping view over the center of Brussels.
Another great Winter event is Bright Brussels, when light installations turn the center into a dreamy fairytale place. Follow the recommended itinerary (which you’ll find online or in a leaflet) and explore Brussels’ historical landmarks in a way you’d never seen before.
There’s also a lesser known light festival called ‘Citizen Lights’ which takes place in the commune of Schaerbeek. This one is smaller and more authentic, because it’s mainly frequented by locals and not overrun by tourists. And the good news is that both events are free things to do in Brussels
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Dublin Christmas Celebrations in Ireland – Best Winter City Breaks in Europe
Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is probably not at the top of your list when you think of European Christmas destinations. But, when I visited Dublin in December, I was pleasantly surprised by how much the city has to offer for a Christmas trip. The dark winter days are enlightened by an overload of Christmas sparkle, everywhere you look.
Many stores and attractions deck out for the holidays. For example the Guinness Storehouse, a perfect indoor activity in winter, has done a real good job of combining the local black drink with holiday cheer. You can shop for Guinness related Christmas ornaments or pick a gift for your loved ones, while taking their tour.
Dublin is gifted with many indoor malls and they offer perfect holiday shopping opportunities as well. But the best thing in Dublin must be the pub life. Hopping from bar to bar, tasting local specialties, is a year round fun activity to do in Dublin. But in winter, it becomes especially cozy and comfortable.
Each pub is decorated with Christmas lights and you feel right at home. Some pubs even offer a Christmas menu throughout the whole month of December. If you want to be in the holiday vibe early or enjoy it a little bit longer than at home, I highly recommend Dublin.
Another great thing about Dublin over Christmas are the people of Dublin. When you travel during the holiday season, you might miss your family or that warm cozy feeling from home. But Dublin makes up for it and then some.
The people of Dublin are so warm and welcoming, you’ll forget any worries. Whether you need directions on the street or a friendly face to talk to in the pub, the people of Dublin are there for you over Christmas.
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Porto in Portugal – Best Winter City Breaks in Europe
When we think of winter vacations, we think of exotic trips to see the northern lights or the excitements of snow activities. So I can perfectly understand that my hometown, the beautiful baroque city of Porto, does not come to mind immediately. But I took on the challenge of changing your likely perception of Porto as a summer destination, so here we go!
One of the many advantages of visiting Porto during winter is that, precisely because the temperatures are quite mild, it is possible to do most part of the activities that you would do during the rest of the year BUT with the advantages of the low season (meaning lower prices and less queues).
I highly recommend you to visit monuments that are typically flooded with tourists but not during winter, such as the famous Lello bookshop or the stunning St Francis’ gothic church.
Another great thing to do during winter in Porto is to take part of the many Christmas activities, which take place during the entire month of December. I highly recommend you to visit one of our Christmas markets (usually there are around eight of them taking place at the same time, especially on the weekends).
There you can buy traditional Portuguese gifts to bring back home. Moreover in the main avenue of Porto, Avenida dos Aliados, or in Praça Dom João I, you will find ice rings where you can practice your skills.
And, because the weather is so nice during winter, you can enjoy street theatre and contemporary dancing organised by the City Hall. It is truly magical!
Finally, Portuguese people do not have the tradition of drinking glue wine during winter BUT we drink tons of hot chocolate at Café Guarany or at Penguim Café, two classical cafes that you shouldn’t miss while visiting Porto.
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Zargeb in Croatia – Best European cities winter
Although Croatia is well known for its beaches and beautiful Adriatic coast, it’s capital Zagreb is a lovely less known winter destination to visit. It became quite famous lately as a home to the best European Christmas market for the three years in a row. With many smaller markets and events happening around the city centre, there is so much to do during December there.
Food is especially good at the Christmas market, so be sure to explore it during your stay. The calendar with all the events and concerts could be found at the Zagreb Advent official website.
Located just next to the Medvednica Mountain, Zagreb is a charming destination for some skiing, as well. Popular event happening at the beginning of January is the Snow Queen Trophy when you can enjoy in some mulled wine while watching some of the best world skiers competing. If there is enough snow, you can also go and ski yourself there.
It’s best to stay in a hotel in the city centre during your stay in Zagreb so you can explore the city on foot. One of the oldest and most beautiful hotels in Zagreb is Hotel Esplanade, located just next to the central train station. However, the Palace Hotel and Hotel Dubrovnik are just as lovely and located right in the city centre.
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If you would like to buy a local souvenir that will remind you of your winter holidays, get yourself a Licitar heart. Small red heart initially made of gingerbread is something people would give to their loved ones back in the old days. However, it’s used as a Christmas tree decoration in Zagreb today, and you’re going to see it on many large Christmas trees around the city.
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Amsterdam Netherlands – Best winter city breaks in Europe
Amsterdam is a magical city year-round and so it makes it to our list of Best Winter Destinations in Europe. Throughout the year, Amsterdam is full of exciting activities that are unique and diverse in its offerings. However, during the winter months, Amsterdam attracts fewer tourists; therefore, the city is less busy and more enjoyable.
One exciting thing about Amsterdam is that in the winter months it rarely snows or goes below 0 degrees. Despite being pretty far North, winter temperatures stay around 3 degrees. However, the air in Amsterdam feels damp in the winter and has a lingering chill to it, so if you come in the winter, be sure to bundle up.
Nonetheless, when the temperatures drop, Amsterdam takes on a new level of charm and hosts various events and activities that showcase the cities creative and artistic side. The best event Amsterdam hosts which draws in multiple visitors for winter vacations is The Amsterdam Light Festival.
Amsterdam Light Festival takes place for 53 days during the winter months and transforms Amsterdam’s canals and streets with memorizing light installations. This spectacular winter art exhibition runs from late November to mid-January with 30 of the best art installations showcased out of the hundreds of submissions. The unique and fascinating art installations are created by artists, designers, and architects from around the world, lusting to be a part of this grand event.
The art installations can be admired by foot or bike, but the best way is by boat. The light festival illuminates the entire city center with a whimsical feel and exploring it can be done on your own or by tour.
A boat tour done via a festival partner is a great way to see all the installations and the boat provides a unique and fun perspective. However, walking around the city and viewing them on your own is also brilliant.
If you check out the IAmsterdam page before your journey you can even get a map, so you know where to go. On your own, you can also stop at one of the many Amsterdam cafes and walk with a warm drink.
Despite Amsterdam’s chilly weather, it does offer much beauty in the winter months. Heading to Amsterdam for winter and checking out the Amsterdam Light Festival will result in an experience like no other.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Samantha from Sam Sees the World.
Hope you enjoyed our list of best winter destinations in Europe.
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Last Update: August 20 2019
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