Christmas Markets in the Netherlands – With 2021 Agenda

Ice skating at Museumplein in Amsterdam

With many festive events, Christmas trees all around and that cosy feeling, December is my favourite month of a year. And a big reason for it is Christmas markets. Since I love visiting them, I did a bit of research and looked for the Christmas markets organised in the Netherlands. I’ve first compiled this list four years ago, and have updated it each year since. So if you would like to visit some of them, here is your complete guide through the Dutch Christmas markets.

Esch2022: Exploring another side of Luxembourg at the Esch region

Esch2022 Cultural centre at Esch-sur-Alzette 2

One of the first things coming to mind when thinking about Luxembourg is the financial sector, picturesque hills and numerous beautiful castles. However, its southern region around Esch-sur-Alzette, also known as Minett, will show you another side of Luxembourg. Its history is linked to iron ore mining and crude iron production. Being elected as the European Capital of Culture in 2022, Esch-sur-Alzette and the surrounding region will shine in a new light while connecting art, culture, European values and industrial heritage.

Beautiful Autumn Destinations in Europe

beautiful autumn destinations in Europe

There is something special about travelling during the autumn. The weather is still quite lovely, but many places are not as crowded as they usually are during the summertime. You can often get better deals on flights and accommodation, as well. To make your search for the best places to visit in autumn easier, I looked for some of the most beautiful autumn destinations in Europe. And have asked some of my fellow travel bloggers to help me compile the list of places in Europe to visit in autumn.

A Guide to Spišská Kapitula & Spiš Castle in Slovakia

Guide to Spisska Kapitula and Spis Castle in Slovakia

Driving in a car towards Spišská Kapitula and Spiš Castle feels like travelling back during the Middle Ages. Surrounded by dreamy hills, in the distance, all of a sudden, you see two white towers of Saint Martin’s Cathedral and a white castle above them. Same as they did during medieval times, they serve as a landmark that lets you know you’re on the right path. And while arriving closer to them, they become even more magical. It’s almost as the time stands still at that little corner of Slovakia. The charming small town of Spišská Kapitula and the Spiš Castle located next to it were my favourite places I visited in Slovakia. There is not much information online, so here is the Culture Tourist guide to Spišská Kapitula and Spiš Castle in Slovakia.

Visiting Amsterdam with kids? Get The ABCs of Amsterdam book!

Paola Bucciol The ABCs of Amsterdam book cover

Are you visiting Amsterdam with the kids? Then get The ABCs of Amsterdam book! Amsterdam is a wonderful town filled with history, beautiful architecture and some of the most famous artworks in the world. It’s also proclaimed to be one of the most child-friendly cities years after year. Combining that, it’s one of the best family-friendly destinations in Europe. To help you prepare for your trip and enjoy it even more while visiting Amsterdam with kids, writer Paola Bucciol just released a beautiful book called The ABCs of Amsterdam, in which the little travellers could learn all the most exciting things about the Dutch capital.

Exploring the Transromanica sites in Slovakia

Transromanica sites in Slovakia

Transromanica is the Cultural Route of the Council of Europe, spanning through nine countries and including more than fifty sites. Last week I visited one of its member countries, Slovakia, and explored some beautiful medieval sites there. Exploring them felt like travelling back through time. Here is my travel journal in which you can read more about it.