New Year's Eve in Europe
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Europe is a place that many people hope to travel to one day. What is New Year's like in Europe? No matter what place you choose to spend your New Year's in when in Europe, you are guaranteed to have a great time! Here is how some of Europe brings in the new year.


This city attracts many party-goers, romantics, those who have a lot of money to spend, and those who want to save a lot of money. The city is easy to explore, making it a great tourist destination. There are many street parties to participate in, and many people from all over the world come to celebrate in the new year festivities.

Nieuwmarkt and Leidseplein are two of the most popular places that attract visitors. The official New Year's celebrations will take place in the Oosterdok area. There are many hotel choices when searching for a place to stay in Amsterdam. The Dylan Hotel is a great choice, as it is decorated very dramatically and is centered around a variety of different themes. Hotel Pulitzer is also a great choice when choosing a place to stay.

How to get there: Easy to reach by plane, train, car or even boat. Here you can find information and useful tips, no matter which mode of transportation you choose.

New Year's Eve idea: The Oosterdok area is the location for the city’s official celebrations, for a spectacular New Year’s Eve event.


Berlin is also a special place to spend the new year. It is a great place if you do not prefer sitting at home and having a quiet evening alone. This city is always very lively and noisy. Fireworks are shot across the city and can be seen from Viktoriapark in Kruezberg. Hotel Berlin and Michelberger Hotel are two great choices of hotels in this city.

How to get there: Berlin has two operational airports: Tegel International Airport and Schönefeld, both very well connected with the rest of the world and with the city.

New Year's Eve idea: Berlin celebrates its most spectacular and legendary New Year's Eve party each year around the Brandenburg Gate.


Budapest is also a lively city to celebrate New Year's. A three day celebration takes place in this city from December 30 to January 1. During this time, there are many live band performances to watch. Most bars and restaurants located in this city also hold special events during this time frame. Hotel Budapest, Bai Panzo, and Carat Boutique Hotel are good hotel choices in this city.

How to get there: It's very easy to get to Budapest by plane and by railway – it has connections with 25 European capital cities.

New Year's Eve idea: The party in Budapest centres on the iconic central Liszt Ferenc Square on Andrássy Avenue, a crowded street café scene, with a wide range of restaurants and busy bars, with the added benefit of proximity to the outdoor festivities on Nyugati tér and Oktogon.


Brussels is a city where the people are always in good spirits. Music begins, and people start dancing. At that point, the city becomes very lively. A magical fireworks display can be seen from Parc de Bruxelles. Hotel Le Plaza Brussels is the best choice for a hotel in this city.

How to get there: Multiple options including Brussels Airlines, cheap flights to Belgium, Belgium trains

New Year's Eve idea: Visit the Traverne, as it is known to be one of the best eating joints in the area. There is also the Celtica Irish pub where prices of drinks do not change even during the holiday.


Dubrovnik is one of the most enjoyable places to spend your New Year's. Bars and restaurants are very lively. It is a crowded place, but it is also an intimate place to enjoy the new year. Villa Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik Hotel are good places to stay for New Year's in this city.

How to get there: The easiest and most affordable way to get to Dubrovnik is to fly directly on Dubrovnik airport or to the nearest bigger airport in Split and from there take affordable airport transportation to Dubrovnik.

New Year's Eve idea: Celebrate the new year in beautiful ambient with great entertainment program on Stradun where traditional Dubrovnik carols and a music programe will last all day.


Madrid is a place known for eating 12 grape berries during when the clock strikes midnight. Many of the supermarkets even sell grapes specifically made for this occasion. The Puerta del Sol is where many locals and visitors spend their time on New Year's Eve. Many of the clubs and bars host parties in Madrid. In order to have the best experience possible, you should plan on purchasing tickets in advance. Hotel Eurostars Madrid Tower is the best place to stay for New Year's in this city, as it offers a great view of your surroundings.

How to get there: Madrid Barajas International Airport is one of the largest airports in Europe and is serviced by many airlines.

New Year's Eve idea: On the Plaza Santa Ana and in the nearby streets, such as calle Huertas, you will find plenty of nightlife.

Europe is a great place to bring in the new year. No matter what your taste is, there is a place for you to enjoy and have a different experience in bringing in the new year.

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