The best European cities for weekend getaways in 2022
The lockdown has been lifted, travel barriers are open and we are all looking at the travel brochures again. Wanderlust is something that will never die, and it’s time we gave in to it again.
But where? There are so many great options. Maybe too many. If you’re struggling, take a look at our picks for the best Europe city breaks in 2022.
Paris is a city with many faces. Sure, it’s called the city of romance, which in itself is reason enough to book your flight, but there’s also the fact that it’s the fashion capital of the world and was once the art capital of the world.
This all means that a visit to the Louvre is of the utmost importance. Not only is it France’s largest collection of historical and famous works of art, but it also has its own museum within the building called The Musée de la Mode et du Textile, and if you know that “a la mode” means “in fashion,” you can guess what exhibits this museum has to offer. See the Mona Lisa, Nike and Venus de Milo, then indulge your love for Coco Chanel and Marie Antoinette and their amazing outfits, all under one roof.
However, Paris is known for its pickpockets. If you’d rather not fall victim to the Artful Dodgiér, you can knock one out holiday insurance Policy to cover you in case something is lost from your wallet.
Rome is a must for history lovers. If you’ve ever looked up a Hades and Persephone fan fiction or a book about Caesar, your place is Rome. A good part of the city has plenty of ruins, with historic sites like the Colosseum remaining intact for you to stand in the lions’ den yourself.
For the mythical lovers, the art depicts all the ancient gods, such as Poseidon in the Trevi Fountain, the Fountain of the Naiads depicting nymphs, and far more statues lining the streets and fountains.
And that’s before we get to the religious aspects. The churches, including Vatican City and St. Peter’s Square, are worth seeing in their own right, but inside you’ll find famous works like La Pieta and the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel.
Rome is also one of the cheapest choices at one level (and only one). The best art is at street level, so you don’t have to add up ticket prices as you stroll the streets.
The idea that Amsterdam immediately conveys is that of a boy’s bachelor party destination. It’s famous for its red light district, sex museums and legalization of marijuana, but Amsterdam has so much more to offer.
Art lovers should definitely visit the Rijksmuseum, which houses a huge art collection with works by Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh.
Speaking of which, his country’s ode to his work is the Van Gogh Museum, where you can see sunflowers up close, along with all the other important works he created. And next to it is the Moco Museumthat houses examples of modern art, including Banksy and Roy Lichtenstein, in its huge exhibitions in such a small space.
And then there’s the historical relevance. Amsterdam is home to the Anne Frank Museum, which brings you chillingly close to the emotions of those hiding from the Nazis. It is an experience that everyone should have once, lest we forget.
And of course, Amsterdam’s most iconic way to travel is via the canals. Enjoy a meal on the water or simply cruise down the canals and take in the beautiful architecture.