Campervan Hire UK and Beyond: European New Years Events
Over the past month or so, Rockin Vans has been giving you some fantastic tips for how you should make the most of your campervan hire in the UK this winter. The countries throughout the United Kingdom have some great annual events, and these really shouldn’t be missed. However, if you have the freedom to travel, why limit yourself to just the United Kingdom. Europe also has some amazing sites that must be seen and some spectacular events for you to ring the new year in with. If you want to do something special to start off your 2019, a campervan hire in the UK could potentially lead to an unforgettable European trip.
To get you started, here are just some offerings from the European countries that are closest to the United Kingdom.
It’s well known that Amsterdam is the place to be for parties. There are a ton of New Years events held throughout the city centre annually. You can participate in the Netherlands tradition and ward off evil spirits by eating oliebollen as these are sold by street vendors throughout the city. Every year visitors are treated to unofficial street parties and spectacular firework displays. While the fireworks usually take place near to the National Maritime Museum, the iconic display is taking place at Kop van Java this year. The celebrations have been known to get pretty rowdy, so for those wanting a quieter affair, there is the option of observing the fireworks from the comfort of one of the many stunning restaurants in Amsterdam.
Paris is one of the most stunning cities in the world. It is consequently an amazing space to spend New Year’s Eve. There are a ton of unique events that are worth checking out. You could spend New Year’s Eve swimming and partying at the Aquaboulevard de Paris at an event that starts at 21:00 and goes on to dawn. Equally as amazing, is the party held at the Aquarium near the base of the Eiffel Tower. However, it is worth noting that while the capital of France is a fantastic place to celebrate the New Year, Paris is a place worth planning ahead for as if you make mistakes the experience can become really unpleasant. The street parties are great during the early stages, but folk get really drunk and it quickly becomes a riot. The team at Rockin Vans recommend that you go to a planned event or a private party or retreat to your campervan hire relatively early.
Berlin hosts one of the biggest street parties in Europe. Celebrated between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column, the two-kilometre stretch of hosts a festival that includes a number of live music performances, DJ sets and light shows. The festival area also includes a number of food stands that provide guests with some of the best food offerings from all over the world. A spectacular firework display will begin at midnight on the dot, and the party lasts well into the small hours of the morning. Admission to the event is totally free and so if you can make it to Germany during the festive season, it is a fantastic way of ringing in the New Year.
While there is an extra charge for European travel with our campervan hire in the UK, it is something that we are happy to accommodate. There is no point in limiting yourself in your travels, especially as for a limited time we still have the right of freedom to travel in the EU. For more information, please feel free to get in contact and our team will be happy to help!