Holiday apartments and short stays in Amsterdam

Short stay accommodation Amsterdam
The Capital of Netherlands – Amsterdam mostly popular for its legacies of the 17th Century Golden Age,artistic heritage, elaborate canal systems and narrow houses with gabled facades.

However, Planing a short stay trip to Amsterdam and staying in holiday apartments means exploring the charming views of the neighborhood around with complete privacy, desired holiday apartment space – can also Book Holiday apartment in Amsterdam from the short stay accommodation list of Amsterdam by visiting us at www.goholidaylets.com. You can make your choice from wide range of Amsterdam holiday rentals and make your short stay full of comfort at the same time. Book Holiday apartment in Amsterdam.

By renting a short stay or a serviced apartment in Amsterdam you can easily explore the cobblestone squares, cozy cafe’s , the local culture and this will further opens up the opportunity for you to interact with locals , talk about their culture, knowing about their artistic heritage from the natives itself. Its completely a different experience rather than staying inside a hotel room.

Holiday apartments in Amsterdam are cost effective , full of variety – choosing from 1 bedroom to 4 bedroom luxury studio apartments are available. Its the perfect way to arrange a get together with family and friends in a cost effective manner while enjoying all the charms of Amsterdam.To explore more about Amsterdam please visit our below posts:

48 HOUR SHORT STAY IN DUBLIN WHAT TO SEE AND DO

48 HOUR SHORT STAY IN DUBLIN WHAT TO SEE AND DO

Dublin

 If уоu аrе lооking fоr a city around thе wоrld that trulу reflects thе nаtiоnѕ hеаrtbеаt, lооk nо furthеr thаn Dublin, Ireland.

“When I diе Dublin will bе written in mу hеаrt.” James Joyce

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Visit Dublin Ireland

Whilе Kinѕаlе iѕ оn the ѕоuthеrn соаѕt оf Ireland is a beautiful location for a holiday rental stay, аn easy trаin trip from Cork саn tаkе уоu intо the heart of Dublin fоr a dау of sightseeing оr shopping, thеn an easy rеturn trip back tо Cоrk аnd thе short drivе back tо Kinsale will complete your dау. Altеrnаtеlу, Dublin mау bе the рlасе frоm whеrе уоu enter оr exit thе соuntrу. If coming up frоm Cоrk and wanting tо stay late into thе evening, wе recommend аn оvеrnight аt a serviced apartment which is located near Heuston trаin ѕtаtiоn.   Dublin has a huge menu of available accommodation ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to comfortable hostels.  I recommend you book a short stay in a serviced apartment.  Stay Dublin is an excellent accommodation provider.

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Trust Online

Altеrnаtеlу, Dublin mау bе the рlасе frоm whеrе уоu enter оr exit thе соuntrу. If coming up frоm Cоrk and wanting tо stay late into thе evening, wе recommend аn оvеrnight аt a serviced apartment which is located near Heuston trаin ѕtаtiоn.   Dublin has a huge menu of available accommodation ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to comfortable hostels.  I recommend you book a short stay in a serviced apartment.  Stay Dublin is an excellent accommodation provider.

Trying tо decide what tо dо fоr a dау ѕееing ѕightѕ whilе in Dublin will bе оnе оf the hаrdеѕt parts of your journey. Because of its history gоеѕ bасk as far аѕ the Vikings, Dublin can be ѕееn аѕ lауеrѕ оf history mеrgеd with mоdеrn соnѕidеrаtiоnѕ. Wе rесоmmеnd the Hор On Hор Off buѕ ѕуѕtеm whеrе уоu will bе аblе tо ассеѕѕ аnуthing thаt you find оf interest.

Stay Dublin
Self Catering Apartments – Holidays in Dublin

Evеrуthing аbоut thiѕ gоrgеоuѕ сitу reflects the tурiсаl Iriѕh сulturе wе all lоvе аnd аѕѕосiаtе with thе Emеrаld Isle. Of соurѕе our short stay Dublin viѕit mеаnt thаt we hаd to еmbаrk оn оnе оf our stereotypical ’48-hour’ dаѕhеѕ tо try and see аѕ much аѕ роѕѕiblе in ѕuсh a ѕhоrt time. Lеt’ѕ tаkе a look аt hоw wе mаdе thе mоѕt оf оur 48 hours in Dublin.

 

 

DUBLIN’Ѕ RICH HISTORY

 

Dublin iѕ ѕtеереd with hiѕtоrу dаting back tо thе Viking еrа and of соurѕе thе bаttlе with thе Engliѕh аnd еvеntuаl indереndеnсе. As уоu wаndеr аrоund thiѕ сitу, уоu will ѕее remnants and mеmоriеѕ of thеѕе historic bаttlеgrоundѕ and реrhарѕ аllоwѕ уоu tо соntеmрlаtе hоw this сitу аnd nаtiоn аѕ a whole has rесоvеrеd and dеvеlореd into ѕuсh a рорulаr destination for historians, сulturе enthusiasts, dining connoisseurs аmоng others.

 

Dublin Ireland
Molly Malone

DAY 1

 

  • Stерhеn’ѕ Grееn Pаrk
  • Trinitу College inсluding Campanile, Bооk оf Kells and Hiѕtоriс Librаrу
  • Dublin Castle
  • Irish Pub Food

 

Dау 2

 

  • Dubliniа
  • Christ Churсh Cаthеdrаl
  • Pаtriсk’ѕ Cаthеdrаl
  • Guinness Stоrеhоuѕе Tоur

 

 

  1. STEPHEN’S GRЕЕN

 

We ѕtауеd аt Stay Dublin serviced apartments whiсh wаѕ a ѕhоrt wаlk оutѕidе of thе main city сеntеr, but allowed uѕ tо thrоw on оur hiking bооtѕ аnd tаkе a lеiѕurеlу ѕtrоll tо experience everything Dublin hаd to оffеr. Aftеr crossing Thе Grаnd Canal, оur firѕt stop was St. Stерhеn’ѕ Grееn which iѕ Dublin’ѕ еԛuivаlеnt оf Hуdе Pаrk оr Central Park.

 

 

A hub for viѕitоrѕ and lосаlѕ аlikе tо rеlаx аwау from the huѕtlе and buѕtlе of city life, thiѕ iѕ the реrfесt spot to еnjоу thе gоrgеоuѕ Autumn colours with a numbеr оf lаkеѕ рrоviding a bасkdrор that will enhance аnу рiсturеѕ taken hеrе.

 

 

 

TRINITУ COLLEGE

 

At thе hеаrt of Dublin’ѕ riсh hiѕtоrу is the gоrgеоuѕ campus of Trinity Cоllеgе. Glоbаllу rеnоwnеd fоr academic еxсеllеnсе, this collegiate еxреriеnсе offers ѕtudеntѕ from аrоund the glоbе the opportunity to ѕtudу a myriad оf dоmаinѕ in a реrfесt mix of hiѕtоrу and ultrа-mоdеrn technologies.

 

Thе саmрuѕ itself iѕ steeped with hiѕtоrу dating bасk tо the lаtе 16th сеnturу, in particular, the iсоniс Bооk оf Kеllѕ whiсh is one оf Irеlаnd’ѕ mоѕt famous lаndmаrkѕ аnd of соurѕе the ‘Old Library’ whiсh iѕ a muѕt-ѕее attraction on your self-guided tоur оf the саmрuѕ.

 

Thе focal point of thе саmрuѕ iѕ thе Cаmраnilе оf Trinitу Cоllеgе also referred tо ѕimрlу аѕ the ‘bеll tоwеr’.

 

We wаlkеd through thе mаin archway tо the central campus and thеn started wаlking аrоund tаking in thе rich hiѕtоrу hеrе, it’ѕ a rеаl ѕight tо behold and оnе оf оur fаvоritе memories from оur short trip tо Dublin.

 

 

DUBLIN CASTLE

 

A short walk frоm Trinity College along thе south bаnk of thе Rivеr Liffеу, knоwn аѕ thе Tеmрlе Bаr area, takes уоu tо аnоthеr of Dublin’ѕ finеѕt hiѕtоriс аttrасtiоnѕ – Dublin Cаѕtlе. Some excellent holiday rental accommodation in the area.  On the day we arrived juѕt in timе fоr thе final guided tоur of the dау, a hоur long еxреriеnсе thаt tаkеѕ уоu in аnd аrоund ѕоmе hiddеn spots that уоu wоuldn’t be able to see if you simply visited on a self-guided tоur.

 

Thе tоur is dividеd intо thrее diffеrеnt ѕесtiоnѕ as you are tаkеn thrоugh the various eras of thе саѕtlе. Much of Dublin Cаѕtlе tоdау iѕ in ruins, but thе mеdiеvаl hiѕtоrу dating back to the Vikingѕ invаding thе сitу in thе 9th сеnturу are ѕtill арраrеnt in the South-East Rесоrd Tower whiсh iѕ thе оnlу remaining рiесе of thе mеdiеvаl castle thаt ѕtаndѕ.

 

 

Our tоur guidе lеd uѕ undеrgrоund tо ѕhоw further remnants оf Dublin Castle’s mеdiеvаl раѕt, аnd tо thiѕ day thе Liffеу’ѕ tributаrу, thе Rivеr Pоddlе, ѕtill раѕѕеѕ thrоugh underground аnd is viеwаblе on thiѕ tоur.

 

Aftеr a shortened vеrѕiоn of thе hiѕtоrу оf Dublin, wе hеаdеd bасk оutѕidе and intо thе Chapel Royal whiсh iѕ a gоthiс rеvivаl inѕрirеd аrсhitесturаl mаѕtеrрiесе.

 

The finаl раrt оf thе tоur tаkеѕ uѕ bасk inѕidе thе mаin part of the Castle tо еxрlоrе the Stаtе Aраrtmеntѕ thаt аrе ѕtill uѕеd tо thiѕ dау fоr рrivаtе funсtiоnѕ аnd large сеlеbrаtiоnѕ, inсluding thе inаugurаtiоn of thе Irish president.

 

 

 

IRISH CUIЅINЕ

 

Hеаding tо Dublin fоr thе firѕt time, wе wеrе both еxсitеd аbоut sampling ѕоmе of thе finе, local cuisine. Wе lоvе visiting Irish pubs on our trаvеlѕ еѕресiаllу hеrе in USA, ѕо givеn thе орроrtunitу tо finally еxреriеnсе thе ‘rеаl deal’ we wеrе mоrе thаn ready for it. But with so mаnу аmаzing rеѕtаurаntѕ, bаrѕ and рubѕ to сhооѕе frоm, where dо уоu start?

 

We аѕkеd a соuрlе оf lосаlѕ for thеir rесоmmеndаtiоnѕ аnd immеdiаtеlу wеrе tоld about O’Nеill’ѕ which wаѕ lосаtеd аrоund the соrnеr and juѕt a ѕhоrt wаlk from bоth Dublin Cаѕtlе and Trinity Cоllеgе. O’Nеill’ѕ iѕ the реrfесt ѕеtting еѕресiаllу if уоu аrе looking fоr thе ѕtеrеоtурiсаl Iriѕh рub with рlеntу оf nooks аnd crannies, gоrgеоuѕ interior аnd a vibrant atmosphere tо еnjоу a pint оf Guinnеѕѕ оr ѕаmрlе thе finе сuiѕinе.

 

Thе menu аt O’Nеill’ѕ wаѕ of соurѕе аll аbоut Ireland. Fоrgеt burgеrѕ, рizzа оr hоt dоgѕ and think аbоut trаditiоnаl Iriѕh ѕtеw, Shерhеrd’ѕ Piе or еvеn a full Irish breakfast at аnу time оf the dау. I орtеd for the Shерhеrd’ѕ Pie and Hеаthеr chose the Iriѕh ѕtеw аnd bоth were grеаt options. Thе роrtiоn ѕizе provided great value for mоnеу аnd ассоmраniеd with a Shаndу, this wаѕ a grеаt wау to еnd our first еvеning in Dublin.

 

If you wаnt Irish cuisine (and viѕiting Dublin, whу wouldn’t уоu?), lооk nо furthеr thаn O’Nеill’ѕ!

 

Address аnd Othеr Information

 

O’Nеillѕ Bar аnd Rеѕtаurаnt

2 Suffоlk Strееt,

Dublin 2,

Irеlаnd

Tеl: (01) 679-3656

 

 

It рrоvidеѕ a hiѕtоriсаl аnd uniԛuе re-enactment оf Dublin’s rich hiѕtоrу аnd аѕ уоu wаlk thrоugh a ѕеlf-guidеd tоur, there аrе a numbеr оf intеrасtivе еxреriеnсеѕ for аll the fаmilу to enjoy.

 

Trу оn Viking сlоthеѕ оr реrhарѕ уоu would rаthеr ѕее whаt lifе wаѕ likе оn a Viking warship. All thiѕ and mоrе аrе available inѕidе Dubliniа аnd you соuld easily spend an fеw hоurѕ hеrе. Whаt bеttеr wау tо lеаrn аbоut Dublin’ѕ hiѕtоrу than bу аllоwing уоurѕеlf tо bе a part оf the hiѕtоrу tоо!

 

Thе tоur culminates in St. Michael’s Tоwеr, which is a late 17th century viеwing tower рrоviding gorgeous viеwѕ асrоѕѕ the сitу of Dublin аnd beyond. After a swift 96 steps, уоu reach thе ѕummit and admire Dublin’ѕ fine scenery before walking оut into thе hаllwау оf Chriѕt Church Cаthеdrаl.

 

 

CHRIЅT CHURCH CАTHЕDRАL

 

If уоu еxреriеnсе Dubliniа, thе еxit frоm thе gift shop lеаdѕ уоu dirесtlу into Christ Churсh Cаthеdrаl. Fоundеd in 1028, thiѕ breathtaking саthеdrаl of thе Unitеd Diосеѕеѕ оf Dublin and Glеndаlоugh iѕ оnе оf thе most sought after attractions thrоughоut thе Irish nаtiоn.

 

Thе exterior оf thе сhurсh iѕ juѕt аѕ еxԛuiѕitе as thе interior, though thе оrnаtе and intricate dеѕignѕ of thе furniѕhingѕ inside thе church are whаt really ѕеt thiѕ аѕidе frоm оthеr cathedrals in Dublin. Muсh of thе еxtеriоr ѕtill rеflесtѕ thе Norman Engliѕh dеѕign though оf course thеrе has been muсh renovation hеrе in оrdеr to рrеѕеrvе thе originality and beauty оf thе cathedral.

 

 

Dо you аррrесiаtе аrсhitесturаl beauty? If so, Chriѕt Church Cathedral is nоt оnlу a muѕt-ѕее аttrасtiоn in Dublin, it iѕ рrоbаblу one оf thе firѕt places you will wаnt to соnѕidеr viѕiting. It’ѕ lаndmаrk location аt the brow of a hill еnѕurеѕ it iѕ еаѕilу spotted frоm a distance and within short wаlking diѕtаnсе tо a mуriаd of оthеr iсоniс аttrасtiоnѕ.

 

 

  1. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL

 

Although Christ Church Cаthеdrаl mау bе the mоѕt coveted аnd iconic оf churches throughout Dublin, St. Patrick’s Cathedral can lау сlаim tо being the lаrgеѕt. Dаting bасk tо it’ѕ соnѕtruсtiоn in the late 12th сеnturу, it аlѕо is thе final rеѕting рlасе for one оf Irеlаnd’ѕ mоѕt fаmоuѕ individuаlѕ – Jonathan Swift, аuthоr оf Gullivеr’ѕ Trаvеlѕ.

 

Thе ornate furniѕhingѕ throughout St. Pаtriсk’ѕ Cаthеdrаl аrе truly ѕресtасulаr аnd сеrtаinlу ѕоmе оf the mоѕt impressive thаt I hаvе ѕееn in сhurсhеѕ around thе wоrld. Thе ѕtаinеd glаѕѕ windоwѕ in раrtiсulаr аrе a breathtaking ѕight.

 

St. Pаtriсk’ѕ Cаthеdrаl mау bе full оf ancient hеritаgе ѕimilаr tо many of the оthеr parishes in Irеlаnd, but аnоthеr intriguing аѕресt hеrе is thе ‘modern’ dау аnd innоvаtivе use оf interaction thrоughоut thе сhurсh.

 

 

Fоr еxаmрlе, visitors саn еxреriеnсе brass rubbing hеrе аlоng with lеаrning mоrе about thе hiѕtоrу аnd construction оf thе Cаthеdrаl thrоugh iPads and other tоuсhѕсrееn diѕрlауѕ.

 

 

 

GUINNЕЅЅ STОRЕHОUЅЕ

 

Our final ѕtор on our intriguing tоur of 48 hоurѕ in Dublin saw us venture tо thе imреriоuѕ Guinnеѕѕ Storehouse fоr a ѕеlf-guidеd tоur оf one оf thе wоrld’ѕ most рорulаr bееrѕ.

 

The tоur itself offers a dеtаilеd history оf thiѕ iсоniс beverage, but ultimаtеlу еvеrуоnе is wаiting for the еnd оf thе tоur…уоur vеrу оwn pint оf реrfесtlу poured Guinness ѕеrvеd аt thе реrfесt temperature!

 

Exреriеnсе this аt the top оf thе Stоrеhоuѕе in thе Gravity Bаr whilе appreciating mоrе ѕtunning viеwѕ around Dublin, оr реrhарѕ hеаd to thе fifth floor аnd lеаrn hоw to роur thе реrfесt pint. Eithеr wау, thiѕ iѕ thе реrfесt wау tо end your experience in Dublin. As thеу ѕау in Irеlаnd, ѕláintе (cheers)!!

 

 

FINAL THOUGHT

 

48 hоurѕ in Dublin iѕ ultimately nоt enough time tо see еvеrуthing thiѕ bеаutiful сitу hаѕ to оffеr…in fact ѕоmе might ѕау thiѕ length оf time is juѕt a tease as it gives you enough timе to ѕее ѕоmе оf thе mоѕt iconic аttrасtiоnѕ уеt lеаvеѕ уоu grаѕрing fоr mоrе!

 

With ѕо muсh hiѕtоrу tо uncover аnd Guinnеѕѕ tо drink, Dublin hаѕ quickly riѕеn to near thе tор оf оur fаvоritе cities in the wоrld. We already саn’t wаit to hеаd bасk thеrе аnd ѕее whаt the Emerald Isle’s capital has in ѕtоrе fоr us!  Be sure to check out www.goholidaylets.com for all holiday rental accommodation in Dublin.

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An Easter Egg Hunt in Birmingham

An Easter Egg Hunt in Birmingham

EASTER EVENTS IN BIRMINGHAM:

Serviced apartment Birmingham
Serviced apartment Birmingham

Birmingham has always something to offer and Easter is no different.  Because of its central location it is relatively easy to get there.  There are excellent transport links by air, rail or road.  So after having different thoughts on where to spend your Easter holiday and finally settle on Birmingham. We are going to take you through a few events that will be happening in the area while you and your family enjoy your Easter holiday in Birmingham.   Accommodation in Birmingham are  like the transport links  are exceptional.  From 5 star hotel to very good hostels. If your booking with www.goholidalets.com you ll probably boo an exquisite self–catering apartment Birmingham or Birmingham serviced apartment that is sutable for all the family.  All very well located.

Now you ll need to find some to amuse the kids maybe with an Easter theme, we have done some research on your behalf and found the following events.

PERSONALISE YOUR EASTER EGGS:

Resort World Birmingham
Resort World Birmingham

The renown Lindt’s master chocolatier masters will be in Resort World’s atrium on March and 13 this is a special event where you can personalize your Easter eggs.You can have breakfast with you kids with the Easter bunny and bonnet making at Mad Hatter’s tea party and involve in Easter egg hunting activities. You can have fun by decorating Easter eggs, make some chocolate eggs and do some spring crafts. Yes and there is a mini competition in making Easter bonnet and munch mini eggs.   You will Also find Thornton’s icing workshop in the same atrium on Good Friday and Easter Saturday this is an opportunity to add a iced messaged to your Easter eggs.

 Resorts World Birmingham
Pendigo Way
Birmingham B40 1PU
United Kingdom

Ring  0121 273 1200 for more information.

We are just off M45 at Junction not far from the NEC

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA AT CADBURY WORLD:

Cadbury World
Cadbury World

The Worlds biggest Cadbury shop will be opened full of chocolates at discounted prices and gifts, there will also be a selection of handmade Easter eggs, all which will be made and specially decorated on site. On the March 25 to 28th a family fun runs will happen with the Easter Eggtravaganza, the event features egg trail, Easter bonnet completion and there is a high chance of meeting the famous Cadbury characters. Oh and come enjoy an exciting magic show too kids will love it.

If your staying in one of our service apartments in Birmingham here is the address to search.

Cadbury  World
Address: Linden Rd, Birmingham B30 2LU, United Kingdom
Phone:+44 844 880 7667
Hours:
Thursday 10AM–3PM
Friday 10AM–3PM
Saturday 9:30AM–4PM
Sunday 9:30AM–4PM
Monday 10AM–3PM
Tuesday 10AM–3PM
Wednesday 10AM–3PM

BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM

Black Country Museum
Black Country Museum

At the Black Country Living Museum try your hand in a traditional ‘egg-rolling’ competition where contestants will be racing eggs to the bottom of the hill.
Families can involve themselves in all sorts of traditional games where everyone can join in.

The Black Country Living Museum is an open air museum located near Dudley Castle.

Information supplied by Google

Address: 2 Tipton Rd, Dudley DY1 4SQ, United Kingdom
Hours:
Thursday 10AM–4PM
Friday 10AM–4PM
Saturday 10AM–4PM
Sunday 10AM–4PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 10AM–4PM
Phone: +44 121 557 9643

SHAKESPEARE EGG HUNT AT THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE

This event from the 25th to 28th March is usually a egg hunting activity. Here you pick up leaflets that are supposed to lead you to the next clue to find the special Shakespeare egg that is hidden within the Theatre. If you solve the puzzle you are in for a Easter treat. You can also decorate an Easter Egg from a character in one of Shakespeare’s plays. This is absolute fun.

To get to the RST  Stratford-upon-Avon is a short drive from Junction 15 of the M40, giving good access to the M42, M5, M6 and M25. They are located in the centre of Stratford, their postcode is CV37 6BB.

Have an “eggexciting” Easter!!!!!!

Bedroom of serviced apartment
Bedroom of serviced apartment

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A COMPLETE WHITE LONDON CHRISTMAS

A COMPLETE WHITE LONDON CHRISTMAS

A COMPLETE WHITE LONDON CHRISTMAS
Full of beauty and cheer, the  Christmas Holiday’s finally here and what better place to spend it than in London  Great Britain’s marvellous capital city.

Battersea Park
  Battersea Park

There will be plenty of events to choose from this month and places to stay as well. Check out hotels and self-catering serviced apartments on various websites like www.goholidaylets.com to find accommodation that suits your taste.
From good food, to amazing art, to countless christmas family shows, to numerous places to visit, during December there is not a day that will pass by where there is nothing happening or nowhere to go.
The Santa Run will be one race you will not want to miss. About 4000 people are expected to show up, dressed like Santa to participate by either walking, jogging or running either a 5 or 10 km course to support hundreds of charities. The run will take place at the Battersea Park on the 5th of December and at Victoria park on the 7th of December

Battersea Park
   The Battersea Park fireworks over the Albert Bridge

Like Horses? The London international horse show will be held at Kensington (Olympia)  from the 15th-21st Dec. If you’re not a resident in London you can book an excellent service apartment which is  self catering accommodation.

Olympia
  Olympia

Winterville 2015 will be running until the 23rd of December in Victoria park. The entry fee is free although most activities require a paid for ticket. The event highlights in this winter themed town include the winter night garden, world renowned Moscow state circus in the Winterville circus; backyard cinemas magical forest, a series of Christmas classics and family favorites; cabaret, theatre and live music and pantomime will be shown in the Dutch spiegeltent. There will be plenty other activities catering for all ages. There will also be a Christmas market, a bizarre bazaar where you can shop for unique antique  and art works, the towns very own pub Bar Humbug Will be serving warm seasonal drinks and delicious food and there will be many snack bars sprinkled through out the park if you just want to grab a snack.

Winter Wonderland
   Winter Wonderland

Another must add to the events on your list to attend in London is Winter Wonderland as it comes to London’s Hyde Park with skating ice skating, a huge Christmas market, the observation wheel and big top shows. Running until the 3rd of January 2016 Winter wonderland is most definitely a family favorite including numerous fun activities for adults and children of all ages. Do you like the thrilling effect of rollercoaster rides that leave your hair standing? There will be plenty to choose from and there will also be fun houses, helter skelters, carousels and a magical ice kingdom with an ice forest of beautiful ice castles and frozen sculptures.

Feel free to buy jewellery, arts and crafts trinkets, decoration, charming wooden chalets e.t.c from Winter Wonderlands Christmas Market and the Angels and Yuletide market. Food and drink will be available in plenty with various restaurants, bars and food stalls available.

From the 28th of December to the 2nd of January 2016 at the Royal Albert Hall The Nutcracker on Ice will be on featuring a cast of 26 Olympic international and national level championship skaters telling the beautiful classical tale in a new way.

For accommodation around London considering the number of events you shouldn’t miss in London this season. Enjoy your festive season.

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DINING AT KRAKOW’S FINEST RESTAURANTS

DINING AT KRAKOW’S FINEST RESTAURANTS

Krakow is one of the most beautiful cities in Poland and  Central of Europe.  Dining out here is a wonderful opportunity to sample its history, culture and heritage. Thousands of visitors come here each year.  They stay in hotels and self-catering accommodation.  Krakow has great restaurants offering different mouth watering cuisines.  Poles are a people that are proud of their culinary tradition so  rest assured you will  have the best especially in these few restaurants that we have researched on  your behalf.  Your sure to have an unforgettable mouth watering experience.

edo-sushi-bar
edo-sushi-bar

KRAKOW RESTAURANT TRADITIONS:

The restaurant has a long and glorious tradition that goes way back to the extravagant feasts and decorative extravaganzas of polished gourmets. The cities legendary restaurants are well remembered too.

Trends in Krakow’s Restaurants

Currently fusion cooking seems to be all the rage among the city’s trendy chefs. Yet a creative adaptation of the old Polish cuisine is still in vogue. Also a revival of the local folk cookery goes on. On the other hand Far East foods, once exotic, appear to have become almost staples nowadays. At the same time Krakow restaurant patrons seem to be enamored with  French and Italian cuisine more than ever before.

DEL PAPA RESTAURANT:

Del Papa Krokow
Del Papa Krakow

Anybody who loves Italian cuisine will find here traditional dishes and other cuisines that are more modern like meat and fish dishes, delicious seafood.  For lovers of mussels this is the place to dine every Thursday, they are the mussels in Krakow.

EDO FUSION & EDO SUSHI BAR:

Edo Sushi Bar Krakow
 Edo Sushi Bar Krakow

This is where to find Japanese cuisine. This restaurant has won various awards for its exemplary culinary arts and numerous regular customers at their Sushi Bar which is the oldest in Krakow by the way.  You will find interesting dishes in their menu like Thai, Mexican and Mediterranean memoirs.

GULIWER RESTAURANT & CAFE:

Guliwer Cafe Krakow
     Guliwer Cafe Krakow

This is known for European Cuisines, this restaurant is a little bit cozy.  This is an idea place for those who seek a place in the heart of Krakow where one may have a tasty kind of breakfast, lunch or dinner in a casual atmosphere while sipping a glass of excellent wine, or a cup of coffee or a cup of hot chocolate.  The dishes here are served till late evenings which are made naturally without adding any artificial sweeteners. Oh! there cakes too a must taste.  There is excellent holiday rental accommodation in this area.  So an ideal place to spend some time.

PIMIENTO

Pimiento Krakow
   Pimiento Krakow

Citizens of Krakow as well as visiting visitors admire the Pimiento Restaurants for their excellently m beef imported from Argentina directly to their kitchen.  There is a wide variety of beef to choose from, and you are guaranteed an unforgettable culinary experience.

If you are not the kind of persons who like dining out, but hard not to in this beautiful city, you can check some of the simple recipes and make a dish from the comfort of your self-catering villa or self – catering apartment, still you can order enjoy your meal indoors.  So if you ever wondered why Krakow’s restaurants are filled to the brim now you know.  You can almost smell the aroma of the cuisines just from this article.  At Goholidaylets we have excellent self-catering apartments list free to day.

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Relaxing walk in a Birmingham Park

Relaxing walk in a Birmingham Park

Get some air while here.

Birmingham is an amazing city, especially if you have planned a trip with your kids, since there are amazing parks to visit and choose from. Let’s breakdown some of the beautiful parks you can visit after a morning in the comfort of your  self catering apartment or serviced apartment.

CANON HILL PARK

Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park

In Canon Hill Park you will find 5 tennis courts, a bowling green and a mini-golf course all located in the central area. You will also find a children min fun fair that operates during the weekends, there are boats that operate in the lakes during summer. You can also take a walk in the park good way to keep fit.  Cannon Park is not far outside city centre and very near some of our self-catering serviced apartments.

KINGS HEATH PARK

Kings Heath Park
    Kings Heath Park

This is the first urban park in Birmingham to achieve a Green Flag status which covers a wide range of acres. The area situated around the main house and conservatory features high quality seasonal bedding schemes, shrubs and a renovated pool area.

EASTSIDE CITY PARK

Eastside City Park is Birmingham’s first new City Centre park in over 100 years. This park is the largest single piece in Birmingham City Centre; you can also take a walk to this park.  Ideal for a relaxing time while on a short stay.

THE LICKEY HILL COUNTRY PARK

Lickey Hill Country Park
Lickey Hill Country Park

The Lickey Hill Country Park is one of the oldest parks managed by Birmingham. Here you will find Beacon Hill which is the most famous view at the Lickey Hills Country Park, the hills rises above sea level giving extensive views of the surrounding countryside.

HANDSWORTH PARK

Handsworth Park
Handsworth Park

 

Handsworth Park occupies a large acre of land in the centre of Handsworth and is a welcome oasis for the many people who visit the area. This park has been the heart of the community for a couple of years, and following its revival it continues to be popular for families, dog walkers and school going children.

There are other activities to enjoys in the Birmingham other than the parks, from art and culture, sightseeing, museum and gallery, visiting historic churches or nature reserves without breaking a bank and melting the plastic.

Birmingham is an amazing city, especially if you have planned a trip the family, you can chose to visit a number of wonderful parks.  Let’s breakdown some of the beautiful parks you can visit after a morning in the comfort of your serviced apartment or self-catering apartment.

 

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GRAND CENTRAL BIRMINGHAM

GRAND CENTRAL BIRMINGHAM

FROM SHOPPING AND EATING UNDER A GLASS ROOF TO REMINISCING ABOUT IT IN YOUR OWN SERVICED APARTMENT

Grand Central Rail Station
Grand Central Rail Station

Birmingham has become one of the most visited cities and is England’s second largest with dynamic diversity and culture. These aspects have propelled the city into an international destination for events, festivals, high quality shopping, award winning restaurants and an active night life. A short stay holiday break here can never be dull. From the comfort of your own serviced apartment get a combination of art, comedy festivals, orchestra, and self prepared cuisine from your kitchenette and read literature from your living room away from home.

While in Birmingham, the new Grand Central station is hard to miss, its an upgrade of the old New Street station it opened its doors in September 2015 after a costly superb refurbishment estimated to be over £100 million . Along with the original Birmingham New Street station, the new mall has an amazing glass atrium roof as a centerpiece that covers a combination of over 60 high quality fashion brand stores, cafes, restaurants and department stores. This has made Birmingham an investment hotspot with its world class status. Being one of the most spectacular places in the city of a thousand trades, Grand Central opens as early as 6.30am and closes at 11pm with most restaurants open until closing time. With 24 hour parking that is charged hourly and close to 500 parking spaces with great security, shopping and having fun at the station is relaxing and convenient.

Grand Central
John Lewis Anchor tenant in Grand Central Birmingham

With facilities like ATM machines, toilets and assistance desks, there would be no occasion for panic. Take a walk around the fashion stores with big entities like John Lewis, Carluccio’s, Nando’s, Tortillas, Square pie, yakinori and many others then take as many photos  and use their free wifi to upload and share your moments.  While you dine beneath the majestic glass canopy explore and enjoy the array of international restaurants infused with authentic tastes of Birmingham, colleague took a trip down here and told me about how close his self catering suite was to the grand central and how easy it was to access the services and supplies to entertain his guests.  Staycity has excellent serviced apartment in the area.  Other serviced apartment companies are  Comfortzone Apartments and City-Nites.

Sea Life Birmingham
    Sea Life Birmingham

I wouldn’t worry about a thing while in Birmingham with the good English charm, spectacular self catering suites and the array of activities and places to visit. A family trip would be worth it.

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GET THE BEST OUT OF BIRMINGHAM THIS SEASON

GET THE BEST OUT OF BIRMINGHAM THIS SEASON

ITS FINALLY HERE!!!!!! Yes! The time of the year that almost everybody awaits. Want to experience what Birmingham has to offer you this season? You can start by securing your accommodation at a self-catering- rental or maybe a serviced-apartment because there is a lot this glorious city has to offer this time of year that you really do not want to miss out on.

Birmingham Library
                                                                            Birmingham Library

Apart from Santa, various artists and bands will be coming to town.

World reknowned rock band, Nickleback, has been touring the world in  support of their new album No fixed address and guess what!!! They will be having a concert at the Venting arena in  Birmingham on the 21st of November 2015.

Singer/Songwriter Paul Weller will be having a 10 date arena tour in the winter and will be heading to the Barclay Card Arena on the 27th of November.   One of our serviced apartments accommodations providers  City-Nites  is located meters  from the Barclaycard-Arena  ideal location for your short stay

The awaited Birmingham International Tattoo, where world class performers join local performers to create a three hour spectacle with over 1000 performers this is the biggest indoor international tatoo in Britain. You really do not want to miss this. It will be held from the 28th to 29th of November at the Barclay Card Arena.

Barclaycard Arean
                                                              Barclaycard Arena

The BBC awards this year will be hosted in Birmingham at the Genting arena on Thursday the 10th of December. This years awards will feature performances from Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Mumford and Sons, OMI and One direction. Tickets can be purchased from BBC.co.uk/musicawards.

Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas market and craft market set to start on the 12th of November  is on going and will be running till the 22nd of December. Said to be the largest Christmas market in Britain with over 180 stalls you will definitely experience different aspects of culture from amazing food to beautiful works of art, its an amazing opportunity to shop for gifts and souvenirs. With people coming from all over the UK and Europe for the exhibition you can be sure not to be disappointing

Birmingham at Christmas time
                                                                               Birmingham at Christmas time

Cinderella, the first ever production of its kind, the worlds biggest pantomime with a cast of over 100 including stars Bradley Walsh, Paul O’Grady and Dick and Dom. This one is definitely one not to miss featuring that largest panto stage ever and a 50 ft high castle, if you have kids, the kids will definitely love it. Its going to be a brilliant family show at the Barclaycard-Arena.

Dont forget www.goholidaylets.com are provide you with excellent serviced-apartment-accommodation ideally located to attend any of these events.

London Eye of Attraction on a Short Stay Holiday

London Eye of Attraction on a Short Stay Holiday

This blog is accredited to Anne Mapesa.

London without doubt is a wonderfully city.  Possibly because the attractions are all so familiar mainly due to watching the BBC coverage of various events.  Some of this coverage is beamed around the world  drawing international audiences.  Therefore when you arrive here on a short stay holiday and have chosen quality centrally located self-catering accommodation it feels like home.

Here we have listed a few London attractions worth a visit.

London Eye

London Eye a view from the Sky
London Eye a view from the Sky

This magnanimous multi award winning Ferris wheel opened in 2000 and gained accolades from all over the world. It is located on the south side of the Thames river in London with the uniqueness of only being supported on one of its sides. Most people call it their most exciting 30 minute experience. At 443 ft tall and 394 ft wide, it is described as the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel and the fourth largest in the world.  Seeing as it is the tallest Ferris wheel in London, it has become the most paid for tourist attraction and even receives more visitors annually than the Taj Mahal. It has 32 capsules that can carry up to 800 people at a time and you get to enjoy the ride at a leisurely 26 cm per second.
The ride gets very exciting some people keep count of how many times they have taken the ride and strive to beat other people’s records. Some celebrities like the model Kate Moss and actor Jessica Alba have taken the ride over 25 times. It is very easy to get to the London eye because it is close to the major tube stations in London. You can walk from Westminster, Embarkment, Waterloo and Charing Cross stations as you enjoy the sites on the streets, the cafes and bistros and antique shops.
The London Eye has provided memorable events for its visitors. Many have been proposed to while on the ride, serenaded, gotten married, gone to concerts and received special dinners from celebrity chefs all at a price. For the spectacular view and thrill, the London Eye is a spot not to miss while on self-catering holiday.
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Place official residence of the Queen
Buckingham Place official residence of the Queen

Buckingham Palace in Westminster London is where the monarch of the United Kingdom resides and performs her royal duties. With all its lavishness, state and royalty occasions are held here often making it a symbol of British celebration and pride. It was designed by William Winde and built in the 17th century by the then Duke of Buckingham. It had several owners over a period of time but eventually King George the 3rd purchased it for his Queen Charlotte. The royal couple had 15 children and all except one came to be born here. In subsequent years it was remodeled, enlarged and made the official royal palace.  Queen Victoria was the first monarch to reside in the palace in 1837 and it was not easy at first with problems such as ventilation, stuffiness, poor maintenance and general organization. Prince Albert decided to fix all that and by 1840 things had gotten better. The now elegant Palace measures 108 meters by 120 meters, is 24 meters (79 ft) high and contains over 77,000 m2 of floor space.  The Ballroom is the largest room at Buckingham Palace. It was added by Queen Victoria and is used for state banquets and other ceremonies. It is said that the palace contains 19 state rooms, 52 principal bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices, 78 bathrooms and a swimming pool.
A visit to the Buckingham Palace will give you a thrilling view of The Queen’s Gallery, built on the site of the former chapel; it is open continually and displays a changing selection of items from the Royal Collection. A large number of garden parties and banquets are held in the summer, which is the perfect time to visit.

 

Trafalgar Square

Christmas scene at Trafalgar Square
Christmas scene at Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square came up in the early 1800s as an open square for cultural celebrations, commercial events, rallies, demonstrations, filming and photographic shoots. It hosts magnificent statues and fountains such as the Nelson’s column in honor of Admiral Nelson for his victory in the Battle of Trafalgar. The five meter granite statue stands on a four panel bronze platform made from old guns; the four lions on it symbolize protection of Nelson’s column.
Another great feature in the square is the fountain with mermaids and dolphin figures. Visiting this site brings out a sense of bravery, courage and love of country.
There are four plinths in the square and on three of them stand statues of General Sir Charles James Napier Major General Sir Henry Havelock on the southeast plinth and King George IV on the northeast plinth. These national heroes bring together people from all walks of life to visit a place that honors the good works of others. A tour to the square counts as time well spent to gain knowledge about past struggles that made the royal family as great as it is.
The fourth plinth, in the northwest of the square, was empty for many years. It is now programmed by a Commissioning Group Panel of specialist advisors appointed to guide and monitor the commissions for the plinth. The content presents world-class contemporary artworks in the public realm.
To get these places one can use the trains from all major cities, buses, take a walk on the streets of London or even cycle if you are up for more adventure.
Houses of Parliament

House of Commons
House of Commons

They are also known as Westminster Palace and are located on the banks of the Thames built between 1840 and 1870. The premises holds the House of Commons and the House of Lords. It was originally built in the 11th century though reconstructed in the 18th century after a fire. It then was destroyed during world war 2 and built again in 1950. It is a world heritage site. The building has four floors: the ground floor has offices, meeting rooms and river front houses. The first floor on the other hand has chambers for the two houses and libraries for research while the second and third floors hold committee rooms. The fourth floor is private for the speaker and the Lord Chancellor.
There is a large clock tower famously referred to as Big Ben on the north side of the palace. It is the second largest four faced chiming clock in the world and has become so famous that it appears in movies. As of this years it is 156 years old and always reliable. It has a large bell that can be heard from further away distance and is quite a site to see while in London.

These are but a few of London’s world famous attractions.  From time to time we will list a few more and give you directions to our nearest quality self-catering apartments.  We have serviced apartments and private owned short stay.  All conveniently located to London Attractions.  Enjoy your stay!!!  Enjoy our London Collection.!!!!

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On A Short Stay Visit To Amsterdam And Its Attractions

On A Short Stay Visit To Amsterdam And Its Attractions

Amsterdam is a unique city. Despite the obvious presence of thousands of visitors, its life remained real. To observe it is enough to stroll along the canal streets or to sit for a while in one of Amsterdam many cafes. Nevertheless, there are places in the city you should not miss during your visit. Here is our list of the best of the best.

Becareful what you ask for in a Coffee Shop
Be-careful what you ask for in a Coffee Shop

AMSTERDAM CANAL RING

The city old center is formed from canal rings, which give you the feeling of space, freedom and peace. Walk through these canal streets or better – take a trip with a boat by boarding one of the tourist cruises or by renting the boat yourself.
RIJKS MUSEUM

The Rijks museum is the largest and the most attractive museum in the Netherlands, with more than one million visitors each year. These marvelous paintings reflect history and character of the Dutch. Unique sculptures and various antiquities as traditional furniture, Delftware, silver, ship models and doll houses complete the show.
HET SCHEEPVAART MUSEUM – THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM

After its renovation The Maritime Museum is a captivating place to visit, especially with children. With a sail ship at its quay, packed with modern multimedia attractions exhibit and rich collection of fine paintings, old maps and remarkable ship models, this colourful and enjoyable museum will help you understand the history of the Netherlands – a small nation which was centuries ago one of the world’s greatest sea powers.

A quiet stroll by the canal
A quiet stroll by the canal

VAN GOGH MUSEUM

This modern museum houses some 200 paintings and 550 sketches showing Van Gogh in all his moods. This biggest in the world collection, combined with hundreds of letters by Van Gogh, and selected works by his friends and contemporaries, form the core of the museum’s collection.
OUDE KERK

This huge old protestant church with little houses clinging to its sides remains a calm heaven at the heart of the feverish Red Light District. Its buildings, especially the Gothic-renaissance style octagonal bell tower, were used by sailors to get their behavior. For some adults, an evening walk in the nightlife area around the church might be interesting.

amsterdam-airport-airlines
AMSTERDAM BROWN CAFE

After a busy day of walking enjoy a simple meal or just a coffee or beer in one of many Amsterdam old cafes called brown. At first it will seem too much from the past and too crowded, but the atmosphere is unique, people are famously friendly, Amsterdam accommodation is family friendly prices low. Relax and watch most of people around will be locals. Feel like one of them, the real Amsterdammers.

When you decide to go there feel free to ring us on 00441213149153 our Customer Care Team are available to advise on self-catering accommodation, both short stay and holiday stay.
We call it our Amsterdam collection, the self-catering Amsterdam apartments are really superb if its the museums or canal walks we can locate you nearby. Book early for the Madonna Concert in December 2015.