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I need advice for a trip from people who know Europe Well

I'm gonna be in Athen, Greece for 5 days in september and I would like to visit other countries in Europe. Lat year I went to Paris and Munich and absolutely loved both . There's actually 3 places I'm considering and would like to know what you would recommend me. Here's the 3 dificult choices:

- Prague, Czech Republic
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- London, England

I'm open by the way to other suggestions

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I'm gonna be in Athen, Greece for 5 days in september and I would like to visit other countries in Europe. Lat year I went to Paris and Munich and absolutely loved both . There's actually 3 places I'm considering and would like to know what you would recommend me. Here's the 3 dificult choices:

- Prague, Czech Republic
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- London, England

I'm open by the way to other suggestions
Well, smarties, I believe you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing European capitals for a visit... depending on how much time you have, how much you intend to be travelling (distances, duration of flights, etc.) you really can go pretty much anywhere and come back satisfied.
Anyone who's been to Prague just falls in love for the place, it's got some kind of magic about itself, and september would be a great time for a visit... summer can get quite hot in thre Czech Republic, so you'd find mild temperatures but still nice weather, it'd be perfect. I'm not familiar with Amsterdam, so I'll leave that to the contribution of the Dutch community
London's one of my favourite cities, but it has a different feel about it, compared with the other options you listed... coz it's so much bigger, more populated and all that.
Other suggestions on my part include Italy (so banal, I know ) and Spain. Late summer can be a great time of the year for a weekend in Rome, Barcelona, Madrid...

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Reykjavik, Iceland Maybe. I would like to visit it myself.

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Well, smarties, I believe you have plenty of options when it comes to choosing European capitals for a visit... depending on how much time you have, how much you intend to be travelling (distances, duration of flights, etc.) you really can go pretty much anywhere and come back satisfied.
Anyone who's been to Prague just falls in love for the place, it's got some kind of magic about itself, and september would be a great time for a visit... summer can get quite hot in thre Czech Republic, so you'd find mild temperatures but still nice weather, it'd be perfect. I'm not familiar with Amsterdam, so I'll leave that to the contribution of the Dutch community
London's one of my favourite cities, but it has a different feel about it, compared with the other options you listed... coz it's so much bigger, more populated and all that.
Other suggestions on my part include Italy (so banal, I know ) and Spain. Late summer can be a great time of the year for a weekend in Rome, Barcelona, Madrid...

Thanks guys, especially Andy , I was leaning toward Prague cause like you said it seems so magical

Still I would like to know more especially about how is it in the Netherlands and if it's a better idea to go to a smaller city than Amsterdam who seems verry touristic.

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I've been to Prague this year and it's a very beautiful city. Another suggestion would be Rome and Budapest. The last city is my favourite European city

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I would chose Prague and London above Amsterdam anytime...

I live in the Neds, so I know my way around Amsterdam, and it really isn't that great! But then again, I am biased, since I am live here!

Prague is absolutely AMAZING. And a lil' cheaper than London!
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prague - cheap beer and cigarettes....so definitely a good place to go

amsterdam - nice coffee shops.....also nice place to go

london - much to expensive, weather is shit.... bad place to go


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Another suggestion would be Rome and Budapest. The last city is my favourite European city


Budapest is my second home... AND by far my favorite European city. Again, I'm biased cause I lived there. But what the hell, Budapest is awsome!

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Before I forget... Antwerp = nice too!
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Other than Wimbledon I wasn't really impressed with London when I was there in 2000, and that's about my only trip to a foreign country, If you don't count an hour I spent in Copenhagen airport.
Copenhagen is worth a visit too, I think

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Prague is a must see if you like romantic, old cities

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I have to agree with some here: I didn't find London all that great either.

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Those 3 cities in order :

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- Amsterdam

Prague is absolutely stunning, definitely one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. However a downside may be that it's crowded with tourists so certain areas of the city are quite difficult to enjoy because of the mass.
London is nice as well, offers everything a big city has to offer so also the negative things but the positives are far more numerous.
Amsterdam...well I didn't like it but judging by the number of tourists that visit the city, there must be something right with it although I haven't found it.
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Thanks a lot guys!!! Thanks to you I've narrowed my choices to 2 cities: Prague and Budapest and I'm leaning right now more toward Prague
Just have to see if it's affordable but hey, what the hell, you only leave once

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