Top 5: Europe’s best capital cities

Interested to know which European cities are the nicest to visit? No fewer than five capital cities in our so varied continent are among the 15 winners identified in a survey that was published not long ago. More than 400,000 travellers from all over the world had their say in this survey.

There’s a high chance that you’ve already visited some of these cities, but there’s so many to experience and discover in every one of them that it’s really great fun to combine one of them with a camping holiday. So allow us to present these five winning European capitals to you afresh.

Top 5 European capitals


Europe’s oldest city is a mix of the past and the present. Take your time on the trail of the Ancient Greeks and savour the delights of a traditional dish of local cuisine.


Amazing operas, the Spanish Riding School’s gorgeous horses, and Ringstrasse: the world’s most elegant boulevard. Fall for the charms of Austria’s hip and happening capital.

Capitals: Vienna


You’ll find the Spanish temperament here at any hour of the day or night. Take a walk through the city and you’ll keep coming across stately government buildings, imposing squares and relaxed urban parks with a good vibe. Time flies when you’re in lovely Madrid.


Rome is one big open-air museum. What list has it ever not been on? The charming Italian atmosphere, the nearby Mediterranean Sea and the striking Roman buildings all combine to make this the perfect city to sample the delights of La Bella Italia.

Capitals: Rome


In the City of Love, romance awaits on every street corner. But did you know that Paris is a world leader in sustainability, too? If you’d enjoy a step off the beaten track while staying in the French capital, go out with a local, who’ll show you all kinds of hidden gems in and around the city centre.

Camping near Europe’s best capital cities

Of course, it is perfectly possible to have a fine camping holiday near a major city. Enjoy your cultural holiday!

Anouk Hulsman
  • Auteur: Anouk Hulsman
  • Indrukwekkende natuur, gezellige steden, mooie stranden of dorpen met een rijke geschiedenis. Er is geen plek waar Anouk niet graag met haar camper naartoe rijdt. Als ervaren kampeerster deelt ze met plezier allerlei tips voor een onvergetelijke vakantie.


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