Rediscover Summer

Explore differently and #staycurious

What do you love?

GET ARTY THIS SUMMER

Got art in your heart? We do. Join us this summer to explore some of the world’s most inspiring and alternative artsy destinations; from spray cans in daring Dresden to murals in avant-garde Amsterdam. Forget familiar, stay curious and discover art across Europe in a whole new way.

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Street Art Festival

Celebrating the art of performance, the annual two-day Paris Street Art Festival sees live artworks and performances take over.

When: 25th to 26th May

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Architecture Month

From organised debates and building openings to rooftop parties, Rotterdam Architecture Month brings the city’s architecture to life.

When: 24th May to 16th June

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Solo’s @The Sea

The Hague’s arts festival returns this May, where some of Europe’s most talented dancers and actors will perform.

When: 1st May to 31st May

FEED CURIOSITY THIS SUMMER

Calling all food fanatics! Whether you’re a street eater, weird food-lover or menu looker-upper, it’s time to discover food differently across Europe. Hunt truffles in Tuscany, sample stroopwafels in Amsterdam and scoff sauerkraut in Dresden. Delight, excite and tantalise your taste buds this summer.

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Sagra Della Cipolla

Tuscany’s famous ‘Festival of the Onion’ is a short train ride from Florence in May, offering a taste of tradition with local recipes.

When: May 1st, 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th

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Taste of Paris

For four delicious days and nights, the Taste of Paris Festival welcomes the world’s most famous gourmands and chefs to cook up a storm.

When: 9th May to 12th May

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Rrrollend

With market stalls, live music and activities for kids, the Rrrollend food festival is a Dutch favourite, offering the country’s best bites.

When: 10th June to 12th June

LOVE CULTURE THIS SUMMER

Consider yourself a culture vulture? It’s time to go beyond the guidebook and take a proper look! Explore some of Europe’s edgiest, artsiest and fun-nest destinations in an alternative way this summer. Ignore overcrowded tourist landmarks and have your own off-the-beaten-track adventure.

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Dixieland Festival

Europe’s biggest old-time jazz festival kicks off in Dresden in May, where quirky, makeshift live music venues open across the city.

When: 19th May to 26th May

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Art Music Festival

Famed for its crossover with jazz and pop, expect incredible classical concerts and off-the-wall collaborations in Rotterdam this May.

When: 14th May to 18th May

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Groningse Terraces

The Groningse Terraces Festival celebrates the start of the sunny season, welcoming food trucks, pop-up cafés and live music performers.

When: 29th May to 2nd June

OWN THE NIGHT THIS SUMMER

Everything’s better at night, right? Make the most of those warm summer evenings by doing something different this sunny season. Catch an impromptu acoustic session in Florence, visit a dive bar in Dresden or sip cocktails on a rooftop in Rotterdam. Wreck routine and stay curious this summer!

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International Gin Fest

Love gin? Taking place in Amsterdam’s iconic Beurs van Berlage building this May, expect tastings, seminars and classes on all things gin!

When: 18th May

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Da Vinci Baroque Fest

With a string of classical concerts, this festival is located a short drive from Florence and celebrates the birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci.

When: 2nd, 16th, 22nd, 25th June

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Hey Bacchus Wijnfestival

What do you get when you combine great wine with food trucks, DJs and dancefloors? You get Amsterdam’s annual Het Bacchus Wijnfestival!

When: 7th June to 16th June

REDISCOVER SUMMER AT OUR DESIGN HOTELS

Book this month and stay before 1st of  September 2019