Hoorah for Budapest! The city on the Danube has so much to offer. By sipping cocktails in overly trendy bars to ultimate relaxing in one of the famous bath houses; in Hungary you can do this. And there is so much more. I can give you eight reasons to book a ticket to Eastern Europe.
# 1: Ruin Pubs
A well-known phenomenon in the nightlife of Budapest are the so-called Ruin Pubs. These are bars you will find in old buildings that are empty or broken off. Because of the success many of the ruin pubs never left. And that’s a good thing! Highly recommended for anyone who has a trip to Budapest on the planning; so write it down.
# 2: Dive in a Bath house
When you go to Budapest, you have to go to a bathhouse. The city has multiple spas; the Széchenyi Thermal Bath is the most well-known. Super nice, even in the winter you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pools. And for the party animals among us: on the Saturday evenings the bath house transformed into a veritable feast walhalla. Let’s get the party started! For photo’s of my experience click here.
# 3: Compact and easy to navigate
Budapest is a bustling city, but with a compact and concise character. So don’t worry if you only have three full days time, because you can see much in those days! On foot and on bicycle you reach easily the most beautiful corners. One of those beautiful corners has an amazing donut company inside. Have a look down here for the photo’s.
# 4: Budapest Budget city
Your stay in Budapest can be as expensive as you want, but if you don’t, then you’re very lucky: Budapest a budget Pearl. The city is not for nothing this year at number one in the ‘ Top 25 cheapest cities ‘ of Post Office Travel Money and knows next to luxury five star hotels also so much quality hostels. A dormbed is already found under the 10 euros, a double room can be found for 25 euro. Sometimes these prices including breakfast. Also eating out and cozy cocktails can fine, the prices are lower than in the Netherlands. You can see much of the city without paying anything. In a walk through the city you look your eyes out and pay you nothing at all. Would you like to visit museums, churches and other hotspots then a Budapest Card handy. You will get free admission or discount, and the discount on public transport, restaurants and other fine extras. You can find my favorite breakfast spots here.
# 5: A cheap plane ticket is so booked
In only 1.5 hours you fly to the bustling Budapest. Airline tickets to this city are dirt cheap. The cheapest way to get there is with Wizzair from Eindhoven or with Ryanair from Brussels Charleroi. But close other companies do not: look and compare. You’ll save the most if you are flexible in terms of date and you search for the perfect ticket begins with early enough. Would you like a handy and complete overview of all airline tickets to Budapest, compare the prices here
# 6: There are no ugly buildings
Really believe me, walk around in the Center and you will find really nowhere a building that is not beautiful. All around you are the buildings great, beautiful and impressive. Not just the big well-known sights are fun to look at, but also if you just walk around and got lost you encounter the most beautiful places. Check my first and second day here.
# 7: You will find the most beautiful views
Gellért hill climb just before sunset and you have in both daylight and evening a super nice views. In the evening the views are perhaps even more beautiful than that with day light is, the city is beautifully lit. Of course bring you also visit the fishermen’s bastion where you have a splendid view both daytime and evening about plague. Have you still not enough beautiful views? Climb than the Saint Stephen’s Basilica.
# 8: The Parliament building
A very good reason to visit the city: the Parliament of Hungary, based in Budapest, is for me the most beautiful building I have seen so far. It is insanely big and beautifully situated on the embankment of the Danube. Despite that I have not done, it seems to be a must to do a tour through the building, good idea for next time!