1. Paris(France), City of love
Paris is the capital and by far the largest city in France. Population: 2 million. You add to this the adjacent urban area to it; it will give you 11 million people. The River Seine divides the city into two. The basis for the present, spacious Paris in the nineteenth century lay. It was Napoleon III ordered a mega architect Haussmann. And that mission came down to this: rebuilding the entire city. And so it happened. One after another quarter went to the floor. The result: large squares and broad boulevards and avenues.
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. Population: 3.3 million. You add to this the adjacent urban area to it, then you more than 6 million people. Madrid is 667 meters above sea level.
Madrid is the city for pleasure! Especially in the summer when the weather is good, everyone eats and drinks on the street. Besides eating and drinking, Madrid is the place for a museum tour. The town has at least three world famous museums.
3. Athens(Greece), A barrel full of history
Athens is the largest city and capital of Greece. You add to this the urban area adjacent to it; it will give you some 4 million people. Athens is the oldest city in Europe. Cradle of modern civilization. Is there any further introduction? No. It is clear that Athens is full of history. If you’re even slightly interested in history, you should definitely visit the Greek capital. Throughout the old town you will find remains of colonnades, theatres and other ancient monuments.
4. London(UK), Metropolis that never bored
London is a metropolis in the South East of England. It is the capital of England and Great Britain Population: 7 million. Count the adjacent area on there (Greater London) and the areas outside again, and then get on some 12 million inhabitants. Some cities have it all and all. London is without doubt a city. So you can shop until you drop, the world’s best museums and enjoy sightseeing. In short, whether you’re a day, a weekend or a week go to London, you never get bored.
5. Istanbul(Turkey), The city on two continents
Istanbul is a metropolis in western Turkey. There are 12 million registered inhabitants. In reality there are about 16 million people. The city lies on two continents, namely Europe and Asia. Istanbul is the largest city of Turkey. It is not the capital, which is Ankara. Istanbul is a great city. It is busy, it’s overwhelming. And that’s not so strange when you consider that 16 million people live: as much as in the Netherlands. You feel small. Everywhere you look there are buildings that are simply best. At night the town is a rolling carpet of lights.
6. Postage( portugal), City of steep streets
Porto is a city in northwest Portugal. Population: about 250,000. You add to this the adjacent urban area to it; it will give you about 1.6 million inhabitants. The Douro flows through the city. Only Lisbon, Portugal’s capital is greater. Lisbon is the tourist attraction of Portugal. Porto is less visited. And that is unfortunate. The harbour is an enjoyable destination for a city. Walking through the narrow, steep streets of the old town, great food, port tasting and out until the wee hours.
7. Naples(Italy), Busy city to the volcano
Naples is a city in southern Italy. Population: approximately 1 million. You add to this the adjacent urban area to it; you come on over 3 million people. Naples is located on the Gulf of Naples. From many places in the city you see the volcano. After Rome and Milan, Naples is the largest city of Italy.
First see Naples and die. It is a familiar expression. What is meant by it is clear: get acquainted with Naples is the best that can befall a man! And that’s an opinion which you can argue. What everyone agrees on that is? That is beautiful. On a blue bay and sandwiched between the volcanoes mount Vesuvius and the Mediterranean.
8. Hamburg(Germany), Water-shopping and red lights
Hamburg is a metropolis in northern Germany. Population: 1.7 million. You add to this the urban area adjacent to it, then you at 3.5 million people. Berlin is greater. The rivers Elbe and Alster flow through the city. There is more water than in Amsterdam or Venice. The museums are top notch. Do you shop until you drop? And closing times? Not know the hospitality industry. It’s all about Hamburg, a city in Germany and an excellent destination for a city.
9. Berlin(Germany), Hip and historic
Berlin is Germany’s capital and largest city of the country. Population: 3.4 million. Berlin is one of the greenest cities in Europe. The river Spree flows through the city. Berlin is the city for a hip and historic city. Perhaps the best examples are the city beaches in the summer. Some find for remnants of the Berlin Wall and the River Spree. You relax with a cocktail in your hand against a background of almost 30 years of history! Berlin also offers everything you would expect of a metropolis. You can be good entertainment, a sightseeing tour and relax in the many green areas.
10. Antwerp(Belgium), Close to home enjoy
Antwerp is a city in the Belgian Flanders. The town lies on the River Scheldt. Population: 460.000. You add to this the urban area to it, and then you come to just under 1 million inhabitants.
Antwerp is the hometown briefly from it all. You can spend a day going back and forth, but also a very easy weekend stay. Reasons for the Belgian city to travel, there are plenty. So you can look great shopping, delicious food and drink and enjoy the works of the famous inhabitant of Antwerp, Peter Paul Rubens.