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The Best 5 Places in Europe to Celebrate the New Year

1. Edinburgh

Edinburgh Castle for a bird's eye view of the city
Edinburgh Castle for a bird’s eye view of the city

The Scottish capital of Edinburgh is quite simply the king of New Years Destinations. The biggest party in the UK, the city’s Hogmanay (the Scottish term for New Year’s Eve) is world famous and every year thousands of people head to Edinburgh to bring in the New Year in style. You can choose to spend the whole night celebrating at the street party, enjoy some fantastic music at the Concert in the Gardens or simply sit back and watch the fireworks at the iconic Edinburgh Castle. There is truly no better place to see out 2014. Have a look at our selection of self-catering accommodation in Edinburgh.


2.  Amsterdam

The Dutch capital of Amsterdam is famous for many things but what it does best is New Years. One big party area, the city’s streets are packed full of people wanting to have a great New Year’s Eve so don’t worry if you are unable to get along to any events or a ticket to one of Amsterdam’s clubs.  You also won’t miss out on the fireworks, as the city’s skies will be lit up by the many people who seem to want to create their very own fireworks display! Not for the faint hearted, find your dream self-catered accommodation in Amsterdam and enjoy an experience you will never forget.

3. Berlin

Centred on the famous Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are some of the best in the world. Much like Amsterdam, albeit more organised, the place to be is the street, “Straße des 17. Juni” to be precise. The bands and DJs that perform on the street between the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column attract around a million people every year and are sure to keep you entertained throughout the night. Be sure to explore the city and its illustrious history throughout the day before partying away the night in one of Europe’s most diverse cities. Save money on hotel bills by renting a holiday home in Berlin and look forward to a fantastic holiday in Germany.

4. Prague

What makes Prague such a fantastic New Years destination is that it is a city that can be enjoyed by those of all ages. The younger generation will love the fireworks display that lights up this enchanting city whereas party goers can choose to either get themselves a ticket for one of the city’s renowned clubs or head out on a pub crawl into the early hours of the morning. River cruises are a great option for those looking for the best of both worlds, as a party boat or a romantic jazz cruise will mean you can enjoy the fireworks from a prime location. For those with younger children, there is also a New Years Day family fireworks display away from all the partying of the night before. Find your perfect self-catered accommodation in the Czech Republic and look forward to visiting one of Europe’s prettiest cities.

5. London

Big Ben one of London's top attractions
Big Ben one of London’s top attractions

It is simply impossible to leave London off any list when it comes to New Year’s Eve. Every year the fireworks get more and more impressive and last year revelers were treated to the ”world’s first multi-sensory fireworks display”, as it was possible to both smell and taste flavours such as peach snow, edible banana confetti and orange-scented bubbles during the display. Who knows what they will come up with this year! Away from the world renowned fireworks on the Thames, London’s clubs are always full of people looking for a great night but be sure to plan in advance where you are wanting to go, as it is not simply a case of turning up to the door on the night. Book your tickets or get yourself down to by the river nice and early and enjoy London at its very best. Browse through our selection of holiday homes in London and enjoy a trip to the nation’s capital.