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Must see guide - Lake Van

Use the far eastern city of Van as a base to travel along the south shore of Lake Van and catch a boat out to the 10th-century Armenian church on Akdamar island, famous for its intricate stone reliefs depicting biblical scenes.

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Attraction guide - Van Kleef Museum

Dutch gin, known as 'genever' is a national institution in the Netherlands, and one of the best places to experience it and its culture is at the Van Kleef Museum and distillery, the latter which operated in the centre of The Hague from the...

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Attraction guide - Van Gogh Museum

Easily the world’s largest collection by the renowned artist, this much-visited museum houses 200 paintings by the Dutch master, many of which come from the collection of his brother Theo. The museum was thoroughly renovated in 2013. The ...

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Event guide - Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders)

Cyclists claim the Tour of Flanders is even tougher than the better-known Tour de France. True or not, Flanders’ most famous cycle race draws every Belgium from their house to whoop and cheer as the cyclists race through the countryside a...

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Event guide - Summer in Antwerp (Zomer van Antwerpen)

Borne out of Antwerp's status as 'Cultural Capital of Europe' in 1993, the annual Summer in Antwerp is a programme of events that spans music, art and theatre. With its multidisciplinary approach and its commitment to world cultures, the fe...

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Event guide - Mid-Autumn Festival

The festival marks a historical rebellion against Mongol rule in which, it is said, plans for revolt were hidden within moon cakes. These delicacies are therefore eaten before and during the festival, and it’s often known as the Moon Cake...

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Event guide - Dragon Boat (Tuen Ng) Festival

The dragon boat races mark the death of poet and statesman Qu Yuan in 278BC, who killed himself out of his despair at his homeland being ruled by a rival state. It is said that his supporters offered sticky rice wrapped in bamboo, intended ...

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Attraction guide - War Remnants Museum

This is not a museum for the sensitive as it houses instruments of torture and hundreds of photographs of atrocities committed during the 20th century and, in particular, the Vietnam War. Visitors cannot fail to be moved as the exhibits pro...

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Hotel guide - Mövenpick Hotel Saigon

Just 10 minutes from the airport on the way into the city centre, the 5-star Mövenpick offers 278 rooms, five restaurants gymnasium with pool and conference rooms for groups of up to 450 delegates. Airport transfers can be arranged for...

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Attraction guide - Macau Giant Panda Pavilion

Under a seashell-shaped glass roof lies Macau's newest attaction, home to two resident giant pandas. Since opening in 2011, the pavilion has become a major draw for tourists. Raised walkways means visitors have a unique vantage point of the...

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