If you were immediately to think of Europe’s most expensive cities to visit, you’d likely be mentioning the likes of Monte Carlo, Paris, perhaps even Venice.
A new survey has revealed it’s actually the canals of Amsterdam which will be costing you the most to visit this spring.
Yes, the Dutch capital will be the city breaking the bank, and it’s no surprise with some of its opulent and five-star hotels.
If you’re looking for a luxury stay this spring, one of the cities below could be the perfect answer, even if it does require the old flexible friend to seal the deal…
At around €192 per night, the home of Van Gogh leads the way, but really is a fantastic city to enjoy.
With miles and miles of canal, gorgeous parks and plenty of cheese and beer to go round, the city is well worth putting a few days on the credit card for.
Copenhagen has always been an expensive stay and is well worth getting a bit of financial help to force this stay.
With Michelin stars galore, it’s not only €162 per night accommodation that’s pricey.
The cost of eating and drinking in the capital of Denmark is one of the priciest in Europe, but with the Tivoli Gardens, stunning harbour and restaurants such as Geranium, AOC and Kadeau, it’s worth every penny.
The land of Guinness, Oscar Wilde and Bono is the third most expensive place to stay this spring at €142 per night.
There’s plenty to do in the city though, aside from the best Guinness on the planet, including Phoenix Park, the Book of Kells and Kilmainham Gaol as well as some of the best steak in Europe.
Food really is in abundance in Dublin. Famed for its stew, steak and of course the cockles and mussels alive alive oh.
Not necessarily a place where you’d consider for a city break, Zurich will cost you around €141 per night but don’t let that put you off.
The Swiss city is a real stunner, located on the banks of River Limmat and then onto Lake Zurich.
It’s a capital of banking and finance but also has a real vibrancy to it that has an exciting and interesting art scene as well as an edge you’d usually associate with the likes of Germany or the Netherlands.
Perhaps the most expected city on the list, the top five cities are bookended by ones famed for their canals.
Venice is renowned as an expensive stay, from the gondola rides, to the pizza on St Mark’s Square and the €138 per night stays.
Of course, it’s a city you really should visit before you die and is worth breaking the bank for. In places it’s luxury defined and well worth paying that little bit more for.
How Do You Fund It?
The next question is of course, how on earth do you fund the most expensive stays in Europe?
There are ways around it, a few top tips on making it a little easier. There are dozens of top credit cards out there, focussed on travel spending particularly, while if you remain open to your dates of travel you can pick the best deals.
It must also be added, these are the most expensive destinations for Spring, looking into flights for the Autumn may well be cheaper, and with none of them necessarily reliant upon the sun to be a fantastic tourist spot, prices are worth checking out all year round.