Travel in northern europe during Christmas?
August 23, 2011 9:11 AM Subscribe
Travel in northern europe over Christmas: insane, or eminently reasonable with minor hiccups?
posted by aramaic to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It appears that I will be in northern europe between Dec.18 and Jan.1. Although I've been to all of these places previously, it's never been during a major holiday, and I am not familiar with local practices regarding Christmas.
So, I would appreciate any tips folks might have regarding shutdowns, unusual delays/fees, and so on. Should I, for example, begin frantically nailing down hotel reservations? I'm used to "shoulder season" travel, where I don't have to nail things down until I get where I'm going.
Countries I'll be in: England, France, Belgium, Netherlands.
The exact schedule has yet to be determined, which is one reason why I'm asking for tips -- if some place is especially likely to shut down entirely on, say, the 23rd then I might be able to avoid it.