New Year, new destinations to visit! The world is a big place and it’s practically impossible (although we wish we could) visit all the incredible places that this Earth holds in one year. To help narrow the list down a bit, we’ve made a selection of The Top 16 Cities to Visit in 2017:
Amsterdam is a great city to visit, whether it’s with friends, with that special someone, or with family. Did you know that Amsterdam is also known as the Venice of the North? More than 1.500 picturesque bridges welcome visitors to a breathtaking cityscape that you must see at least once in your lifetime.
Visiting the Royal Palace you’ll learn all about Holland’s fascinating royal history, and afterwards, the historic Dam Square and The Amsterdam Museum immerse you further into the city. For a taste of art, visit the wonderful Rijksmuseum and pass the time learning about its extensive collection of paintings, artefacts and sculptures from Holland and around the world. Another museum to include in your list is the Van Gogh Museum, one of the most popular galleries in the World!
After some exclusive shopping? Then you can’t miss The Nine Little Streets, a photogenic neighbourhood with unique speciality stores and trendy designer shops.
Many tourists agree that Berlin, the third most visited city in Europe, has something other world cities don’t. Berlin is young, fresh, and represents a symbol of freedom and tolerance. This, together with its fashion, its architecture and its charged political history, make Berlin one of the most beloved cities among visitors.
And what to see during a visit to Berlin? There is something for all tastes, whether you’re visiting Berlin for one day or a week, on a budget or without limits, whether you’re visiting Berlin alone or with family. Include these city sights to your itinerary: the iconic Brandenburg Gate, the spectacular Tiergarten (is the second largest garden in Germany), the Reichstag Building, the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Museum Island”, the trendy commercial district of Hackeschen Hoefe, the ultramodern Potsdamer Platz, Alexanderplatz, and the world-famous graffiti decorated East Side Gallery.
Another German city makes our list! Located on the River Main, Frankfurt is known for its importance as a commercial and economic centre in Europe. The city’s skyline, formed by impressive high-rise buildings that remind us of North America, blends itself with Frankfurt’s historical and reconstructed Altstadt (the old town), creating an impressive blend between the old and new.
Any visit to Frankfurt should include the following main sights: the Romer-Platz, the house of legendary German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goeth, the Cathedral of St. Bartholomew, the Old Opera House (reconstructed in 1981 after it was completely destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944), the fine Staedel Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. These are a few of the many reasons to visit Frankfurt, the Manhattan of Europe in 2017.
Brussels, a city of contrasts, where art fanatics will fall head over heels in love with its famous museums, and beer lovers will have the chance to taste the very best Belgium has to offer. The little ones in the family will have a blast with Brussels comic book route!
Anyone who’s visited Brussels before would recommend you to visit the Grand-Place, the city’s market square surrounded by guildhalls, the city park Cinquantenaire, the iconic Atomium and the Royal Palace of Brussels. Our last tip for your visit to Brussels? Make sure to spend a few hours in the miniature park Mini-Europe, kids will have a great time and so will you!
The Spanish capital offers endless possibilities for cultural activities to enjoy during a business trip, a family vacation or a romantic getaway.
It is not uncommon for tourists to fall in love with Madrid’s castle-like and opulent buildings, or the beautiful sights found between the Puerta Del Sol and the great Royal Palace, which happen to be two of Madrid’s most notable attractions.
Whether exploring by foot or by public transport, make sure you don’t miss Plaza Mayor (where you should order a caña and watch people enjoy Madrileño culture), the classical meeting point of Puerta del Sol, La Latina neighbourhood with its delicious tapas, and the nearby outdoor market El Rastro. Make some time for a touch of shopping on Gran Via and raise your cameras at the picturesque Plaza de Cibeles, home to Madrid’s City Hall.
Any visit to Madrid should also include a stroll to get some fresh air at the Parque Del Retiro, after spending a few hours admiring some of Europe’s finest artwork at the Prado Museum, and a visit to the upmarket Barrio de Salamanca, filled with fancy shops and restaurants. Finally, the San Anton Market, a modern foodie paradise with rooftop included!
Have we whetted your appetite? Well, there is more to come in part two of our Run down of the top 16 Cities to Visit in 2017.