Vienna News

Vienna’s luxury Guest House

A new luxury hotel, but along the lines of a guesthouse, will make its debut in Vienna in autumn 2013. The concept behind it is to make clients feel as though they are at home or in their own apartmen...
Amsterdam News

New Michelin star for Amsterdam

Amsterdam has a new Michelin star restaurant. In the Michelin Netherlands 2011 guide the Restaurant Vermeer on Prins Hendrikkade was awarded its first star. Amsterdam now has six one-star restaura...
Brussels News

Free sun beds in Brussels’ parks

Sun worshipers are being encouraged to flock to Brussels
Berlin News

Sex academy opens in Berlin

Berliners now have their very own hands-on sex academy where visitors can improve their technique by using the interactive mannequins and displays. Three years in the planning and fresh from a success...
Barcelona News

Barcelona upgrades children’s playgrounds.

The Barcelona council has allocated
Oxford News

Oxford Meadow playground to remain open.

The Oxford city council has announced the renewal of the lease on the Angel & Greyhound Meadow, a popular local children
Paris News

Renovation for Paris Art Deco swimming pool.

A special Paris city council commission has awarded the lease of the Molitor swimming pool to the Colony Capital-Accor-Bouygues group, which is to invest
Amsterdam News

Starbucks opens in central Amsterdam.

Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks is to open its first store in the Amsterdam Central Station following a licensing agreement with Servex, the Dutch railways food and beverage concessionaire. Techn...
Vienna News

School holidays in Vienna.

Vienna city council is offering a variety of activities for children and families throughout the summer holidays. The programme includes open-air workshops in the MuseumsQuartier on weekends, the WUK...
Amsterdam News


The nationwide tobacco smoking ban in restaurants and caf
Brussels News

Brussels’ urban beach.

Beach sports including volleyball, tennis,
Copenhagen News

Protest over Copenhagen high-rise plans.

Council plans to build nine high-rise apartment blocks next to the newly upgraded Amager beach have brought a hail of protests from local residents and beach users. Architects
Madrid News

Alcohol-free concerts in Madrid.

A Madrid concert venue has begun running weekly live music concerts for minors where the advertising and sale of alcohol is strictly prohibited. The move follows the implementation of the so-called
Paris News

Children in Paris: Garden reopens.

Le Jardin des Enfants aux Halles at 105 rue Rambuteau in the centre of Paris has reopened to children aged 7-11 years following months of renovation work. Designed by internationally renowned French a...
Berlin News

Berlin's Giant Ferris Wheel.

Following a ground-breaking ceremony in the presence of Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowerweit, construction work has started at the Great Berlin Wheel on the western edge of Tiergarten Park. Rising 50m highe...
Paris News

Paris Plages opens third summer beach site.

Long stretches of the River Seine embankment are converted to sandy beaches for the Paris Plage holiday season until 19 August. As in previous editions there are beaches along the three kilometres bet...