Everyone knows that when they're invited to a hen do, there's a very good chance it will mean a weekend away in mainland Europe. Whether that means a big rave weekend in Ibiza or a slice of culture in Budapest. Here are the top places in Europe:
The Crème de la crème of party destinations. Ibiza is one of Europe's most popular, if not the world’s top party spots, and for good reason. This Balearic Island has it all, from gorgeous beaches to world-class nightclubs. You can spend your days soaking up the sun on the beach and your nights dancing at clubs like Amnesia, Pacha, or Ushuaia. The island is known for its famous pool parties, where the world's best DJs come to perform. When you know the bridal party wants to boogie all night, Ibiza is hard to beat!
Mykonos is another stunning island that has become a popular party destination in recent years. Explore the island's quaint streets and traditional Greek architecture (it can be interesting too) and have a dance at clubs like Cavo Paradiso or Paradise Club. Mykonos is also home to some of the best beach parties in Europe, where you can dance under the stars and snap those enviable pics to pop on your feed, so everyone back home gets jealous.
How can it not be on the list? Amsterdam is known for its liberal attitude towards a good time, which makes it a popular destination for those looking to party. The city is home to various nightclubs, bars, and special coffee shops, making it easy to let your hair down. During the day, you can relax on a classic boat cruise down the canal with wine and cheese or see a bit of history at the famous Anne Frank Museum. Amsterdam is also home to some of the best music festivals in Europe, such as the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE). If you're the kind of group who loves that festival atmosphere, you could time this right.
A great spot if you're all big into culture on trips, Berlin is known for its alternative nightlife, and it's a city that never sleeps. Check out the city's historic sites and food options while your nights can be occupied at clubs like Berghain or Watergate. They also do a mean kebab at 2 in the morning. And it's hard to turn a corner in the city without finding a lively spot on a night out.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of partying, but it's a hidden gem, nonetheless. The city is home to various nightclubs, bars, and pubs, making it easy for all the girls to enjoy. Prague offers a range of hen-do activities during the day, from beer bathes and massages, bike tours, food tours and even a gun range to let some steam off. At night, you can hop on the well-loved Prosecco Bike and cocktail bar crawl.
Sun, sand and sangria. The perfect party city – some of the best European nightlife, Michelin-star restaurants and activities during the day to distract from that hangover. Spend your days playing beach games and paddleboarding, wine tasting and top it off with a flamenco class. Spend your nights at the Gothic Quarter, a collection of bars and pubs, and even a couple of Irish bars – you never know who you will run into.
The city is famous for its array of incredible spas and thermal baths but also for its lively nightlife. The Budapest Baths is a must-do of any bachelorette party, get the girls together, relax and snap a few pics. Visit the well-known Budapest Ice bar or check out the renowned ruin pubs, which provide unpretentious spaces to grab a drink, bite to eat or have a dance.
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