Are you tired of the organising events in the same locations every time? Today we look at three fantastic destinations for European events, focusing on locations offering a fantastic and memorable experience for both the delegates and organisers themselves.

As part of our Global Venue Finding service, we keep constantly up-to-date with destinations worldwide, visiting as many as possible in order to ensure our knowledge is accurate, up to date, and we’re able to speak from experience.

With that, we’d like to start off with…

Copenhagen, Denmark

World renowned design, cutting-edge architecture, pioneering and delicious Nordic gastronomy, clean, charming and everyone has perfect English – what more could you want from a destination repeatedly surveyed as the world’s happiest people?

From the winding streets of the beautiful old town and grand royal palaces to the city’s cutting-edge buildings and attractions, Copenhagen is the perfect blend of old world and new.

Not to mention the mouth-watering food. Did you know, Guide Michelin 2016 awarded a total of 20 stars to 16 restaurants in Copenhagen – the highest number ever.

Copenhagen Airport is one of Europe’s fastest-growing airports and located just 15 minutes’ drive from the Copenhagen city centre. With good flight connections from all over Europe and Long-haul, access is easy and regular. It maintains non-stop flights from more than 150 destinations worldwide

If you thought Amsterdam was THE bike city you’re wrong. In Copenhagen 55% of all citizens commute by bike every day and there are more bikes than inhabitants. A little-known fact for you!

With large meeting spaces and ample hotels – from boutique privately owned to the recognisable large chains – the city has everything covered for Corporate Meetings and Events. Having visited the city in 2017, we can highly recommend the destination, and would consider it a destination most familiar with the English market and expectations.

Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Located just a 40-minute transfer from central Amsterdam, Noordwijk, the Flower Baths of Europe, a modern coastal town with a rich history. The focal point? The amazing thirteen-kilometre-long sandy beach. The setting for relaxed team building, business meetings and memorable evening dinners!

Besides its beaches, Noordwijk is also known for its bulb flower fields. It is located in an area called the “Dune and Bulb Region”. Top sights include the Noordwijk Museum, Tulip fields, Space Expo among many others.

Throw in the added bonus of a historical city centre and the proximity of Noordwijk beach and you see why it makes perfect sense to organize an event in Noordwijk. Furthermore, you can get around in Noordwijk on foot (most sights are within walking distance) or short bus trip.

Nestled within walking distance from each other, the choice of hotels is superb. Hotels Van Oranje and Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin contain huge meeting spaces among whilst the Radisson and Golden Tulip also deserve a special mention. Having visited the destination some years ago, it still remains at the forefront of our mind to this day.

Malta

Malta boasts a large selection of hotels and meeting venues to suit any group size, type of event, or budget, all combined with the amazing Maltese culture. There are a number of conference centres in Malta, with varying locations and facilities. Many of the four- and five-star hotels have their own banqueting halls, but there are plenty of stunning private indoor and outdoor venues for that something special.

Furthermore, the Maltese Islands lend themselves perfectly to endless incentive options. Activities can be infused with Maltese flavour, giving that unique experiences not achieved elsewhere. Activities can be built around the ancient cities, spectacular scenery, memorable beaches, and fascinating natural ports, all providing unforgettable Team Building venues.

Centrally located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, it is accessible directly from most major European cities. With the size of the islands so small, transfer times are kept to a minimum, meaning your guests are kept engaged throughout.

Representing fantastic value for money, you can receive 5-star accommodations for 4-star prices, when compared to other European destinations together with a high quality of service standards (pretty much all Maltese people speak English by the way!). Who doesn’t want a bargain?

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