| Eve & Elle Admin
Whether it’s for a week or a weekend getaway, we’ve listed the best 3 places that are guaranteed to offer you both fun and relaxation in the city. Here are our top picks for your next European city trip, this spring!
#1 Amsterdam | For Tulips and DJ’s
Keukenhof, the most beautiful spring garden in the world in the (green) heart of the Netherlands. This year, it will open from the end of March until mid May. Pick tulips or buy (international import certified) bulbs in the fields, of the picturesque Dutch countryside. The garden organizes bus tours daily right from Amsterdam airport.
Dine in one of the many cool restaurants in the famous nine streets (negen straten) along Amsterdam’s super photogenic canals. Known to locals as De Negen Straatjes or ‘The Nine Streets’, this micro-neighbourhood is very walkable and bursting with vintage and designer shopping, speciality stores and charming cafés.
At night, the fun continues as the city brings you a wide array of nightlife in Amsterdam, with venues, dance festivals and club nights to suit every taste. DJs keep the party going with music ranging from all kinds of techno and trance to hip-hop, house and jazz.
#2 Barcelona | For Art and tapas
From the moment that you fly low over the azure waters before landing at the boutique-filled airport, Barcelona is the perfect city get away for shopping, bites and world-famous art.
Barcelona is easy to navigate and beautiful for site seeing. The city’s is filled with tropical foliage and flowers; it’s wide streets with rounded-off crossing corners, make it a feast for the eyes to architects and photographers alike.
Two streets that can’t be missed are Passeig de Gràcia and the Ramblas. Chock-full of hot spots and store locations of all the top luxury brands with the looks you need now, you can shop to your heart’s content, then spend the evening on the terrace of one of the tapas bars and sip on some cava with delicious warm and cold bites. Discover Catalan modernism and art through the architecture of Antoni Gaudi and the art and sculpture of Pablo Picasso.
#3 Paris | Wine and blossoming trees along the Seine river
Oui Paris! We know that it is cliche, but nothing beats springtime in Paris. This is a quieter time in the city when the trees are in blossom and the latest designer collections are on shops for the new season. This is the time of year that much less tourists are in the city and the cafes, parks and shops are filled with local Parisians. Enjoy a macaroon from the patisserie on the corner, or a baguette and a beautiful bottle of wine after a leisurely lunch at one of the cities many amazing restaurants. Want to go celebrity spotting? Check out Hotel Costes for a mean martini and servers that look like they stepped out of the editorial pages of Vogue magazine. Pro tip: in Paris it’s the side streets with the adorable florists, great cafes and delicious bakeries, within blocks of Opera, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Le Louvre and Saint Germain.
So the goal is..
To know the best place to visit in Europe. Where is your next city trip? We would love to hear from you. Let us know about your city-trip or weekend getaway experience!