The Best Picnic Spots in Europe

August 3, 2015

What better way to spend a sunny summer holiday than picnicking in a beautiful park, by a canal or a lake?

Europe is home to some spectacular scenery, perfect if you’re looking for a pretty little spot to enjoy a quick bite to eat, or a lazy day spent people-watching and treating yourself in the sun.

Jardin des Tulieres – Paris

A gorgeous public garden which sits by The Louvre and the Seine, Jardin des Tulieres has sculptures, fountains and gardens, as well as 2 museums. The park also has comfortable seating areas and a patisserie, should you decide that you didn’t quite bring enough sweet treats!

 Vondelpark – Amsterdam

Vondelpark is the biggest park in the city of Amsterdam, and is beloved by locals as well as tourists. Enjoy the free concerts performed at the open-air theatre or at the park’s bandstand in the summer. The park is large and spacious, with plenty of great places to sit down with your blanket and basket, plus there are playgrounds for children, as well as statues and the historical pavilion.

Geiranjer Fjord – Norway

Norway’s famous fjords are world-renowned for their natural beauty; a mix between rugged Nordic cliff faces and glistening, crystal-clear water. Geiranjer Fjord is one of the country’s most popular fjords, and is set among some of Norway’s most spectacular scenery.

Spreewald – Germany

Located 100km south east of Berlin, Spreewald is a verdant area of meadows, forests and meandering waters. Spreewald is Brandenburg’s most tourist-friendly region, and its most attractive city, Lübbenau, has a picnic tour which visitors can enjoy.

 Parc d’Egmont – Brussels

One of the prettiest little parks in Brussels, Parc d’Egmont is hidden next to the Petit Sablon and Boulevard de Waterloo. Its location and size make it a perfect little hideaway for a quiet picnic in the summer sun, as most tourists head to the more spacious Bois de la Cambre. You can even pick up picnic supplies at Claire Fontaine, a small delicatessen on the park’s grounds

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