There’s plenty to look forward to in Europe this spring – the following are just 6 of our top things to do in April in Europe…
Taking place during the week that leads to Easter Sunday, Semana Santa (Holy Week) is an important annual event in cities all across Spain, with Seville hosting some of the country’s most colourful festivities.
This year 's Semana Santa takes place from 14th -21st April. The traditional ceremonies provide quite the spectacle – expect parades, religious ceremonies and a host of colourful floats in the lead-up to Easter Sunday.
Planning to check out the sights while you’re in town? Read Seville: Your New Favourite Spanish City.
Think pink and hop on a flight to Cologne – April is the perfect time to see nearby Bonn in full bloom. Look forward to an extravaganza of pink flowers from early to mid April. Tip: Wander the confetti- covered streets of Bonn’s Heerstraße and Kölnstraße aka “Cherry Blossom Avenue” for the most picture perfect back-drops.
Bonn itself is a lovely city, offering plenty of other interesting attractions, not least The Beethoven House and museum where you can discover more about the life and works of composer Ludwig van Beethoven.
Don’t forget to explore Cologne too – check out these 11 great reasons to visit Cologne for inspiration!
Join one of Europe’s biggest street parties on 27th April, when Amsterdam comes out to play for King’s Day. Revellers dressed in orange fill the streets with music and celebrations in honour of King Willem-Alexander. Look out for the specially decorated boats in the canals too – grab a spot on one of the many bridges for the perfect vantage point.
Although King’s Day is traditionally a public holiday, a number of attractions including Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and the Rijksmuseum remain open.
Before you go, check out Ryanair Tickets for great value tickets to events, tours and happenings in Amsterdam.
April 28th sees one of Poland’s most prestigious running events take place from Krakow’s Main Market Square, passing through some of the city’s most historic monuments and locations. Open to men, women, teams and athletes with disabilities from 55 countries, Krakow Marathon is regarded as the most international and inclusive marathons in Poland.
Plan ahead and search Ryanair Tickets for great value offers on tickets to museums, attractions and events in Krakow.
The annual Budapest Spring Festival is the city’s largest event, taking place from 5th – 22nd April. Take your pick from 120 jazz, opera and theatre events at 40 venues across the city including open-air performances in parks and squares. As always, there’ll be special concerts celebrating the works of local hero and composer Franz Liszt.
This year also commemorates the 100th birthday of American composer Leonard Bernstein. The festival is set to mark the occasion by staging his “A Quiet Place” opera as a joint production with the Neue Oper Wien.
Get to know the city better while you're in town - read our Top Things to Do in Budapest
April means it's quarter finals stage in the Champions League. Fly to London for Tottenham v Man. City (9th April), Liverpool for Liverpool v Porto (9th April), Amsterdam for Ajax v Juventus (10th April), Manchester for Manchester Utd v Barcelona (10th April), Turin for Juventus v Ajax (16th April), or Barcelona for Barcelona v Man Utd (16th April).