We found 47 articles tagged as city breaks

  • Eat, Drink and Party in Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is a city perhaps not known to visitors, as cities like New York and London are, for being open all hours and offering abundant options for those seeking good nightlife. In Scotland's capital city, a great after-dark scene is expected during fest…

  • See Before You Die Destinations

    Ok, so it might sound a little morbid, but the world is filled with ‘see before you die’ destinations. From the naturally beautiful to the man-made and mesmerising, there are hundreds of landmarks with the ability to take your breath away. Of course, we al…

  • Amsterdam King’s Day

    If there’s only one thing I could say about Amsterdam’s King’s Day, it’s that it is very, very orange. Thankfully, I’ve more than enough room to introduce you to this delightful Dutch event, formerly known as Queen’s Day because, well, they celebrated a Q…

  • Amsterdam National Restaurant Week

    Historically a nation of traders, building their wealth by traversing the seven seas, the Dutch are as fond of their food as they are of their rich cultural heritage. Their seafaring golden age of the 17th century not only introduced Europe to a panoply of…

  • Amsterdam's Open Monuments Day

    Every year, Amsterdam’s Open Monuments Day flings open the doors of – well, Amsterdam’s monuments. But these aren’t just any old monuments – these are important buildings dripping in the grand details of history and heritage, usually closed to the public …

  • Burns night in Edinburgh

    Although born in Ayrshire, Robert Burns made his way to Edinburgh in 1786 at the age of 27. A year later, Scotland’s national poet saw the Edinburgh edition of Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish dialect published. If you’re thinking about celebrating Burns Nig…

  • Edinburgh's Hogmanay

    In English it might be known as New Year, but in Scotland there’s only one term for the greatest party of the year – Hogmanay. The word can be traced back to the 17th century, though its origins are anyone’s guess. All that matters is that come 31 December…

  • Kensington Dolls’ House Festival 2016

    I may be a travel writer, but I’ve a little hobby on the side – a very little hobby. Collecting and making dolls’ house miniatures can’t be described as social. It’s not the sort of thing you’ll get a clap on the back for at the pub. I’m more likely to be …

  • Open Monuments Day

    Every year, Amsterdam’s Open Monuments Day flings open the doors of – well, Amsterdam’s monuments. But these aren’t just any old monuments – these are important buildings dripping in the grand details of history and heritage, usually closed to the public …

  • Amsterdam: a culinary itinerary

    Amsterdam may be better known for its tolerance towards smokers of mind-altering leaves, Red Light residents, and artists with a penchant for chopping their ears off, but of late there’s a new type of Amsterdammer: the foodie. Dutch cuisine doesn’t enjoy a…