Backpacker Travel | Top 15 Festivals of Europe

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Tip number 7: The Running Of The Bulls

If you’re a no bulls**t kind of person, this is the festival for you. Yes, there’s dancing in the streets and excessive consumption of sangria. Yes, there’s fireworks and passionate romances with fiery locals. But yes, there’s also the insane and adrenaline-spiking bolt from boulder-sized, steam-snorting, ground-pounding, all-leather-and-no-suede-bulls!

For a week in July, thousands storm Pamplona to test their mettle against stampeding herds through the constructed gauntlet that leads to the arena. A word to the wise – good running shoes and a shot of tequila will set you on the right path to get through this with your bones intact. Or you can just watch from the sidelines. Also exciting, plus less chance of getting a hoof to the head.

Ready to run? Check out Stoke Travel’s all-inclusive Running of the Bulls trips

Tip number 10: King’s Day Festival Amsterdam

The Dutch have a few things they do particularly well. Legalizing illegal things. Making cheese. Beers. Canals. Bicycle lanes. The color orange. And partying on boats to celebrate their current regent’s birthday.

At the end of April every year, orange is the new black and thousands of Dutchies and every other nationality under the sun take to boats in Amsterdam armed with beer and clad in their national colour to celebrate their Netherlandiness. There’s fireworks, hash cakes, pancakes and croquettes and there’s a whole lot of fun to be had.

Do some Amsterdamage with Stoke Travel’s King’s Day trip and find it out yourself!

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