Before we reach the most wonderful time of the year, we have to go through the spookiest time of the year. That’s right, Halloween is almost upon us. You may be looking for the best place to spend the night of spooks and ghouls. That’s why Skycop made this list of best Halloween destinations in Europe.
London has a ghastly history, filled with rebellions, executions and English cuisine. Aside from the historical locations, you can visit to gawk at blood-saturated walls, you can also go to the London Dungeon museum, which will get you intimately acquainted with the capital’s sordid history and provide you with many exciting and hair raising programs – there’s one for Halloween as well! And since you’re in London, you can even engage in a Halloween pub crawl through the spookiest pubs there are.
Stick around till November 5th and you’ll be able to enjoy Guy Fawkes Day, a.k.a. Bonfire Night, a.k.a. “Mommy, Why Is Everyone Wearing The Anonymous Mask?” Day.
Halloween actually comes to sweet, sweet Italy as well! In fact, one town, called Corinaldo, is going all in. The thing is that this settlement in Marche hosts “Halloween – The Witches’ Festival,” the witchiest event in Europe outside of Walpurgis night. It has been happening for fifteen years at this point.
The event involves lots of local food, art shows, concerts and transforming the whole town in a Halloween settlement with fitting decoration. “Miss Strega” (Miss Witch) is elected as well!
Halloween is the day to be haunted by ghosts. But you may have some wailing banshees of your own in the form of children. Naturally, you can’t really take them to “Bloody Sexy Halloween.” However, I bet they’ll be delighted if you took them to Disneyland Paris, which spares no effort when preparing for Halloween.
And afterward, you can still get out to have some fun in Paris. You may also plan a ride to Limoges. Toussaint, the French All Saints Day, is celebrated especially well there, so it’s a spot worth seeing.
Bratislava is a hip and happening place, and it’s a good spot to spend Halloween. For on, it’s one of the three locations where the cool “Bloody Sexy Halloween” parties take place – and unlike Prague, Bratislava isn’t flooded with tourists year-round.
You can also expect Halloween-ish rap parties or, if your tastes are more classical, visit the Halloween Rock Night. Want to see something more international? ESN International Halloween Party is Erasmus’ – the European student exchange program – offering for the night of spooks.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Dutch are always about partying hard, and Amsterdam on Halloween is no exception. You can partake in such quasi-American Halloween activities as Mr. Horror’s Halloween Horror Show 2019, which will screen many Halloween-appropriate movies, including Little Monsters (recently featured on Obscurus Lupa Presents).
Not up for a night of spooky movies? Well, it’s Amsterdam, I’m sure you’ll find a Euro-techno ghost party club to fit you. Or you can visit The Bajes Experiment, an interactive theatre experience at an abandoned prison. You’ll be tasked with saving humanity from a zombie virus by delving into the dark depths of the prison.
So get on your broom, hop in your cauldron and fly to celebrate Halloween in one of the European capitals. But if you have to fly with conventional air carriers, be aware of spooky flight disruptions. You are statistically more likely to encounter a delayed flight, flight cancellation or overbooking than a specter. However, if you claim flight compensation via Skycop, the airline won’t stand a ghost of a chance – and you’ll get up €600! Start investing in next year’s Halloween costume!