- 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 Heritage Sites in the UK including Stonehenge, the Tower of London, and Westminster Abbey.
- Germans are the world’s second biggest drinkers of beer (after the Irish), with an annual average of 119 liters per consumer.
- 44% of the world's olive oil is produced in Spain.
One of England’s finest gambling establishments, the Clermont Club, located in Mayfair’s Berkeley Square, has a long and distinguished reputation for elegance and splendor.
The building in which the club is hosted is particularly impressive. The space, with its baroque décor and spiral staircase is both stunning and theatrical. Everything about the Clermont Club oozes elegance and style, and fits the overall ambience of exclusivity, for which it is known.
In order to enjoy gambling at this elite casino, as is the rule for visiting any casino in London, you must first apply for membership to the private club at least 24 hours before you wish to visit.
In terms of gaming, the Clermont Club has undergone a number of incarnations since its inception. After numerous years in operation it was sold to Playboy Enterprises in 1972. Famous guests like Roger Moore and Princess Margaret were known to have come by for a gamble.
The Clermont Club has since changed ownership, but the casino maintains its upscale allure. Professional service and standards greet all players at every turn.
The discerning gambler is sure to enjoy roulette, blackjack, three card poker, and punto banco in a discreet setting.
In addition to casino gambling, the Clermont Club offers members the opportunity to relax and unwind in the peaceful surroundings of its bar and lounge.
For those looking for more hearty fare, you can enjoy a fine meal in the club’s restaurant, which also includes an extensive wine menu.
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.