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Spend a long weekend exploring Belgium

What does Belgium offer holidaymakers looking for a perfect short break?

Holidaymakers who are keen to explore the continent, but don't have too much time to take off from work, will need to give some careful consideration to their choice of destination. As Belgium is situated a short distance from the UK, it's the ideal location for a European getaway, particularly if you choose to take a boating holiday here.

See Windsor Castle on a Thames boating break

Take in amazing British attractions on a short break

If you are keen to go on a culture-filled holiday but don't have a great deal of annual leave to take off work, you should think about booking a boating break along the River Thames. In doing so, you can pack an array of attractions into a relatively short space of time.

Take an active break in the Highlands

Scotland: the perfect place for an active boat holiday

While places like the Swiss Alps, the United States's Rocky Mountains and Portugal's Algarve region have long been popular for activity holidays, going overseas is not always the most suitable option if you only have a short amount of time to take off work. As such, it is better to look at destinations that are a little closer to home - with Scotland particularly great for an active weekend.

Explore the Venetian Lagoon on a boating holiday to Italy

Explore the Venetian Lagoon on a boating holiday to Italy

The Venetian Lagoon is the ideal place for a short romantic holiday and if you want to make your trip even more special, go on a boating adventure. This is one of the best European locations for a getaway on the water, with several islands to visit, making your break to Italy one to remember.

Explore the beautiful Norfolk Broads

Norfolk Broads boat trips - for fishing, relaxing and exploring

If you fancy booking boat holidays for a getaway with a difference, make sure you head to the Norfolk Broads. With 125 miles of navigable waterways, you will not be short of places to explore when on a trip here, especially if you are a keen angler.

Dijon is a must-visit on a Burgundy boat break

Three stops to make on a Burgundy boating holiday

If you want to experience France at its most authentic, you can't go wrong by booking a Burgundy canal boat and meandering through the Franche-Comte region. Known for its world-famous vineyards and natural beauty, Burgundy also has plenty more to offer travellers, whether you're staying for a couple of weeks or just a few days.

Where to dine in the Norfolk Broads

Great places to eat on Norfolk Broads boating holidays

If you're planning a short break in a beautiful location that also caters for gastronomes, consider booking a UK boating holiday in the natural setting of the Norfolk Broads. As the largest protected wetland in Britain, the region is rife with wildlife and beautiful scenery - as well as award-winning eateries.

Explore the Norfolk Broads on a short break

Cultural days out in the Norfolk Broads

If you're seeking UK boating holidays that enable you to combine fantastic sailing with culture-filled excursions on land, there is nowhere quite like the Norfolk Broads.

Corporate sailing events: why choose the Solent?

Corporate sailing events: why choose the Solent?

If you're keen to get your team out of the office and into somewhere a little more inspiring, why not consider a yacht charter in the United Kingdom? Home to world-class sailing opportunities and an excellent range of facilities for corporate events, the Solent is the perfect location for this kind of trip.

What can I see and do during short Broads holidays?

What can I see and do during short Broads holidays?

If you're thinking of booking a short break with a difference, you might want to consider canal boat holidays in the UK.

Explore ancient history and stunning scenery on sailing holidays to Epidavros, Greece

Explore ancient history and stunning scenery on sailing holidays to Epidavros, Greece

If you're looking for a short break on the water and the chance to make new friends, flotilla sailing in Greece could be the perfect holiday for you.

Boating holidays in northern Europe

Top three destinations in northern Europe for a boating holiday

If you've always fancied taking a boating holiday where you can admire beautiful scenery and experience a new culture, why not consider a break on the water in Europe?

What to see and do with River Shannon boating holidays

What to see and do with River Shannon boating holidays

If you fancy an Irish holiday with a difference, why not consider river cruises along some of the beautiful nation's waterways?

Visit Toulouse with a Midi Canal boat holiday

The top 3 towns to visit with a Midi Canal boat holiday

If you're thinking of taking a short break abroad where you can enjoy picturesque scenery, a range of attractions and some delicious cuisine, why not consider choosing France canal boat holidays along the Midi waterway?

Boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads

UK boat holidays make the perfect short breaks at home

If you're looking for a relaxing but budget-friendly short break where you can spend your time exactly as you please, why not consider UK boat holidays for your next getaway?

summer festivals with a difference

Feature: Festival fun for all ages

Lounging on the cool grass in the summer sun, enjoying some unique music, and trying things you can’t realistically find in your home town (such as perry and vegan food!). Along with lounging on dandelion grass, this best defines a British festival.

Boating trips through the heartlands of France

Feature: Boating trips through the heartlands of France

From its rolling hills to rocky mountains, the countryside of France is a treat. Whilst a stay in a Provence camp site or Pyrenees chalet might be a tempting way to spend a few days, the countryside is so vast and varied it would be criminal to only stay in one place!

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?