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The world's happiest nations

The world's happiest nations

If you want to have a happy life, then go to the Nordic countries and stay away from Central African ones, according to the new World Happiness Report released by Columbia University’s Earth Institute on Monday.

The Little Mermaid turns 100, Copenhagen

Little Mermaid to celebrate her 100th birthday

Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid is turning 100 years on Friday August 23 this year. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, the iconic statue will celebrate her milestone anniversary with festivities taking place in major cities around the world.

Top five places to see the spring flowers

Top five places to see the spring flowers

Yesterday was the first official day of spring (even though it may not look like it outside), so we’ve picked five of our top favourite places to see the spring flowers. From the famous gardens at Kew, to tulip fields near Amsterdam, a cherry blossom festival in Copenhagen and an ancient bluebell wood in Wiltshire, here are our top picks.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Coffee with a local in Copenhagen

This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in the hip Danish capital of Copenhagen to chat with local Astrid Hjort Møller over a Copenhagen cocktail and a plate of smushi.

Experience the magic of Copenhagen

Experience the magic of Copenhagen

The beauty of booking a European cruise to Copenhagen is that the city is small enough to see all the major sites within the course of a weekend, but also has enough hidden gems to keep you coming back for more. Read on for tips on what to see.

Love the killing? Visit Copenhagen to trace Sarah Lund's steps.

Short breaks inspired by Scandi crime dramas

We’ve created four short breaks specially crafted around Scandi crime dramas - so you can pay homage to all your favourite Scandinavian TV crime detectives.

Heston Blumenthal’s London restaurant Dinner, made it into the top 50 restaurants in the world

Spain and Denmark best for eating out, according to top 50

The world’s top 50 restaurants were announced today by Restaurant Magazine. European cities placed highly, with Noma in Denmark clinching the top spot, Spain featuring three times in the top 10 and the UK placing ninth.

Pancake Day celebrations in Europe

A guide to celebrating Pancake Day in Europe

Across Europe, Shrove Tuesday is celebrated in all kinds of different ways. If you're going away for a short break this Pancake Day, these are some of the celebrations (and different foods!) you could be looking forward to...

Unusual new year's eve traditions in Europe

Unusual New Year’s Eve Traditions in Europe

Would you eat grapes on New Year’s Eve? How about smashing a plate in your best friend’s garden? We've been exploring the best and most unusual 'good luck' traditions still celebrated across Europe, to celebrate the beginning of a New Year.

One of Berlin's Christmas markets

Europe’s top ten Christmas markets

The Christmas season is officially upon us and it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit. What better way to get into that festive feeling, than organising a short break to one of Europe’s best Christmas markets? Here’s a list of our top ten favourites to get you started.

Relaxing Denmark beaches of Aarhus

Denmark's second city to break out from Copenhagen's shadow

Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest city, is rapidly earning a reputation as a viable and attractive short-break destination for British travellers thanks to its winning combination of historical attractions, laid-back ambiance and convenient daily Ryanair flights from London Stansted.

Get away this summer with DFDS

Get away this summer with DFDS

If you’re looking for a change of scenery this summer holiday but haven’t got a big sunshine break planned, DFDS Seaways are offering a four night break in Denmark from just £181 per person, which includes two nights at the Ribe Byferie holiday centre.

riding the rollercoasters in Europe's parks

Feature: Alternative theme-park breaks for all the family

Everyone loves theme parks: they’re fun, action packed, and always full of surprises. While America is renowned for its mega parks, there are a few little known gems in Europe. This was after all the place where they were born!

European theme-park breaks for the summer

Feature: European theme-park breaks for the summer

So the last half-term before summer is finally here! Whether you and your family are sunning it up in Spain or having to endure a cold week in Dorset, at least you got to spend a bit of time away with your loved ones.

Up and coming football talent

Denmark aims to shine during UFEA U21 Championships

This summer will see the best of young European footballing talent descend on Denmark for the UFEA U21 Championship and England will be there too. The tournament is one of the biggest football events to ever take place in Denmark and with games taking place across the country there is plenty for the visiting fans to enjoy off the pitch.

European beer festival great for short break

Feature: short breaks to European beer festivals

Short breaks are a great way to experience a long lazy weekend abroad, and with the next bank holiday just around the corner many people are planning their next break already. While trips to fantastic European cities are a great way to spend a few days together with friends or lovers, seeing sights and dining at fine restaurants

Book now to get 25% off a cruise to Denmark

Get 25% off a Danish cruise

Travellers looking for a short break with a difference can enjoy a two night mini cruise to Denmark, with DFDS, for just £99 per person. Guests can enjoy the 25 per cent discount on Wednesday and Friday departures from March 9th-30th.

Book a Legoland break with a difference

Book a Legoland break with a difference

For a half term break with a difference combine a short cruise with a trip to Legloand in Denmark, with DFDS. From £474 a family of four can enjoy a three night stay aboard the ship in an en suite cabin, time to explore Esbjerg and a day at Legoland.

Copenhagen the place to visit

Copenhagen is Wondercool

If you're looking for a weekend away in February and don't fancy the usual Valentine cliché's, the Danish capital of Copenhagen is offering music, fashion, food and design next month, as well as everything you can usually find in a cosmopolitan city.

Visit Copenhagen and enjoy the festivities

Copenhagen hit by festive spirit

Everyone has their own Christmas traditions and Denmark is no different. The city of Copenhagen is currently buzzing with all things festive, including the famous Christmas Tables.

Head to Denmark for eagle spotting

Get back to nature with a New Year mini cruise

Discover the flora and fauna of Northern Europe on a short break with DFDS Seaways next year. Packages on offer include eagle-spotting in Denmark and a guided North Sea whale watching trip.

Copenhagen voted Destination of the Year 2011

Copenhagen is the place to go

The Danish capital of Copenhagen is set to be the place to visit in 2011 after it was named European Consumer Choice Destination of the Year, winning a huge 25 per cent of the vote.

Tivoli Gardens market opens this weekend

Christmas treats on a Copenhagen city break

This weekend sees the opening of two of Copenhagen's Christmas markets and the Danish capital has dozens more opening up over the coming month as the locals get into the festive spirit.

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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?