The capitals of Europe are some of the most beautiful cities in the world, and there are a lot of them. Deciding on which ones to visit can be tough. Especially because all of them are so pretty!! To make your decision easier, here’s our pick of the Most Beautiful European Capitals You Probably Overlooked:
The capital of the Netherlands is one of the favorite destinations for nightlife, architecture and unique experiences. Discover the buildings built in Gothic or Renaissance style. Explore the city’s canals, the Royal Palace, St. Nicholas Basilica, Waag or Dam Square. Cannabis cafes are everywhere, and the Red Light District is a fascinating place, especially at night.
Stockholm is one of the most beautiful European capitals, a mixture of welcoming city and modernity, history and culture. Called by many “Venice of the North”, Stockholm is a city located on several islands and peninsulas around Lake Malar. Museums, theaters, art galleries or parks, Stockholm has something for everyone.
Stockholm enjoys an impressive number of dishes and drinks that fill the city’s meeting places from award-winning restaurants to chic cafes, hipster bars and modern bars.
Trying the local dishes and following the fika religiously (afternoon tea with coffee and cinnamon rolls) are the first things on the list that you simply must do if you go to Stockholm. The restaurants are among the most diverse; you will be able to discover Indian food cooked to the highest standards, prepared from the Middle East or North America as well as local recipes adapted to modern times.
Copenhagen, or Kobnhavn, as the Danes call it, is home to 1 million people and is the largest city and capital of Denmark. Located on the islands of Zealand and Amager, the city is an industrial center, a hub for trade and transport. However, despite its importance as an industrial city, Copenhagen is far from intimidating – there are no skyscrapers, no smoke-spitting factories, nothing of the frantic bustle you find in many other cities. This is a city of parks, gardens, fountains, old streets, medieval buildings and quiet squares.
But that’s not all. Copenhagen is also an entertainment scene, offering probably the most active nightlife in Scandinavia. It is a charming cosmopolitan city, conveniently located and with extremely warm and welcoming people. This friendly city is big enough to be a metropolis with shopping, culture and fun to the fullest, but also small enough to be intimate, safe and easy to explore.