Explore differently and #staycurious
What do you love?
- ART & DESIGN
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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