Destinations

Culture & History, Germany

Cologne Carnival

Carnival season in Germany takes place over what is known as the ‘fifth season’, with parades, parties, and festivities galore. The party period begins at 11 minutes past 11 on the 11th day of November, and continues through into January and Febr...

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Culture & History, Food & Drink, Germany

A Guide to the Best Beer Festivals in Germany | DFDS Blog

As the fourth-biggest consumer of beer, it’s clearly a huge part of German culture. German beer festivals, or Volksfest, are some of the biggest events in the country. It’s a great opportunity for a trip to Germany, and there are events to suit e...

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Tourism in France

France, Sport

A Spectator’s Guide to the Tour de France

The 2017 Tour de France is the 104th year of this most famous of cycling events, with a route planned across the east and south of the country. Starting with the Grand Depart in Dusseldorf on the 1st July, this year’s route covers a total distance ...

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Amsterdam, Amsterdam, City Guides, Destinations

24H Nieuw-West Amsterdam

For 24 hours on the second weekend in May, Amsterdam turns its attention to the Nieuw-West district. Quite west of the city centre, Nieuw-West stretches almost into Haarlem’s territory and is the greenest area in the capital. Post-war residential d...

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