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Choosing where to host your corporate event can be tough, mostly because there are so many cool locations throughout Europe. Even though it may seem easy to travel between countries, each and every European city is different in its own unique way. Perhaps you want to make your decision based on geography or climate; maybe it’s more important to choose a city with lots of history and charm. Either way, if you are wondering where to have a corporate event, this list should help you get started!
France is the most visited country in the world, so it’s no surprise that Paris ranks at the top of our list of places to have a corporate event. La Ville Lumière, or the City of Light, was the first to introduce street lighting on a massive scale. To this day, the boulevards and monuments are lit up through all hours of the night. This essentially means that the city never sleeps; you can even find people jogging at 3 a.m. Now factor in delicious food, tasty wine, and gorgeous gardens, so why wouldn’t you want to host an event in Paris?
Germany’s capital has a lot to offer as a corporate destination. What was once one of the most important cities of the 20th century is now one of the global leaders in tech, pharmaceuticals, and renewable energy. This exceptionally green city actually has more parks and gardens than any other city in Europe. Since Berlin is a polycentric city, there are multiple business districts in different areas. This means that the city is one big eclectic melting pot of personality, and you’ve got a pretty decent chance of strolling by some cool street art on the way to one of your business events. The best part is that the public transport is phenomenal and runs all night on the weekend.
Barcelona is unlike the rest of Spain, as it is the capital of Catalonia, a region completely different than the rest of the country, with its own culture, customs, and even its own language, Catalan. The city itself is massive, and it’s actually the largest city on the Mediterranean Coast. The architecture alone will keep you busy for days, if not weeks; Barcelona is home to the incredibly impressive Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and Casa Milà, all designed by Antoni Gaudi in his unrivalled brilliance. It wouldn’t be hard to find an amazing venue for hosting a corporate event in Barcelona, but it would definitely be hard to choose which one is the best!
Budapest is becoming more and more popular with travellers, and it’s really not a surprise as to why. The city is full of history and charm, and there are breathtaking views from every angle. Beautiful architecture lines both sides of the Danube; Budapest is truly one of the most stunning cities in Europe. It also helps that the locals are friendly and public transport is super easy to use. Options for activities in the city are endless, as you could spend the day at one of the local thermal baths or visiting an ancient castle. One thing is for sure: Budapest has something for everyone!
Amsterdam was once a tiny fishing village built around a dam; now it is one of the most visited cities in Europe. The city is rich in history and culture and is probably most well-known for its massive canal systems lined with the iconic tall and narrow townhouses. The ambiance of the city is unlike any other: people are busy and always on the move, but they don’t seem rushed to get to where they’re going. There are numerous venues for corporate events, and there are also heaps of activities that make Amsterdam a top choice for hosting a business event.
Madrid is a vivacious capital city that has a lot to offer. One of the biggest benefits is the temperate climate: the summers are super warm while the winters are moderate and tolerable. Another reason we love Madrid is that the public transport is super easy to use. Madrid actually boasts the second largest metro system in Europe, so getting from one end of the city to the other is pretty easy. Most of all, we love the laid-back attitude of the locals; whether they’re meeting at a plaza to catch-up or going to the local bar for some tapas, everyone seems to be quite comfortable in their day-to-day activities.
Prague is an absolutely phenomenal city that everyone should visit at least once in their life. What better excuse to visit than for a corporate event? The city is rich in history and culture and boasts some of the best views in that part of Europe. The Vltava River divides the city in two, with the main square on one side and the stunning Prague Castle on the other. The Euro goes quite far there, so you’re likely to save a bit of money on food and drink. If you’re considering hosting a corporate event in Prague, just go for it!