- With over 80 million foreign tourists annually, France is the most visited country in the world.
- You can start gambling as soon as you land in Amsterdam, at the Holland Casino found in the Schipol airport.
- There are 28 UNESCO World
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Upcoming Events Across Europe
Venice Carnival, Italy
Focused in and around Piazza San Marco but celebrated throughout the city, the Venice Carnival dates back all the way to the 13th century. For 12 days each February, locals and tourists don masks to celebrate during the world’s top baroque fancy-dress party. The centerpiece event is the Grand Masked Ball, which anyone can attend so long as they’re properly outfitted in costume and mask and can dance the quadrilles.
Jorvik Viking Festival, England
Europe’s largest Viking Festival takes place over 8 days in mid-February in York. Staged in the Jorvik Viking Center, home to Vikings over 1,000 years ago and the UK’s top non-London attraction, the archeological and combat festival has been taking place for almost 30 years. The action comes to a crescendo during a staged battle between Viking hordes full of sound and light effects – a truly must-see event.
Holland Flowers Festival, The Netherlands
Starting on the third Wednesday each February and continuing for about a week and a half, the Holland Flowers Festival is truly an extravagant visual delight. Taking place in Bovenkarspel, the festival includes workshops and wine tastings on top of the unending cornucopia of flora on display. Gardens filled with bulbs, shrubs, trees and all manner of ornamental horticulture offer up incredible, unforgettable sights.