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The European Marathon: 1 Must-Do, 1 Must-See, 1 Must-Eat

Updated on June 3, 2020
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I'm an amateur traveler and writer that's obsessed with airplanes, Disney, Star Wars and buffet breakfasts. I hope you like what I write.

What if you only had one day in some of these European cities?

What should you do, see and eat?

Scroll down to find out!

AMSTERDAM

  • Must-Do

Go on a canal cruise.

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  • Must-See

A tulip market (because going to Amsterdam and not seeing tulips is just useless)

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  • Must-Eat

A stroopwafel (dutch waffle lookalike cookie with caramel filling)

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ATHENS

  • Must-Do

Visit Plaka (a very peaceful and beautiful neighborhood right under the Acropolis)

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  • Must-See

The Acropolis (just be aware that the queue is enormous)

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  • Must-Eat

A spanakopita (aka spinach pie, made with spinach - obviously - spicy feta cheese and herbs)

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BERLIN

  • Must-Do

See - and even take a photo at - Check Point Charlie (a military post that used to divide West Berlin and East Berlin during the 2nd World War)

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  • Must-See

The Holocaust Memorial (no explanation needed, right?)

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  • Must-Eat

Currywurst (pork sausage topped with tomato sauce, Worcester sauce and sprinkled with curry powder, usually served with french fries)

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BRUSSELS

  • Must-Do

Visit one of La Belgique Gourmande's shops (besides being a chocolate shop, it's the most beautiful and amazing of all the chocolate shops)

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  • Must-See

The Manneken Pis (the little peeing boy statue which size will definitely surprise you)

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  • Must-Eat

A Belgian waffle (but good luck on trying to decide which one to choose)

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LISBON

  • Must-Do

Visit Bairro Alto (and get to meet the yellow tram)

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  • Must-See

Museu dos Coches ("National Coach Museum" in English)

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  • Must-Eat

A Pastel de Belém (variation from the traditional egg tart but not less amazing)

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LONDON

  • Must-Do

Going for an evening walk by the river (especially near the London Eye)

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  • Must-See

The Leadenhall Market (located not too far away from the Tower of London)

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  • Must-Eat

A donut from Doughnut Time (you will be thankful that you saved those 4,5£, trust me)

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PARIS

  • To-Do

A night tour around the city (if Paris is beautiful during daytime, just wait until it goes dark)

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  • To-See

Montmartre (a little artist village near the Sacré Coeur)

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  • Must-Eat

An Éclair (a pastry filled with cream and topped with whatever you want)

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PRAGUE

  • To-Do

Explore the KGB Museum (and learn a bit more about the secret police of the Soviet Union)

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  • Must-See

The Astronomical Clock strike an hour

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  • Must-Eat

A Trdelník (a traditional Slovak pastry usually served warm with sugar, nuts or cinnamon)

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ROME

  • To-Do

Throw a coin to Fontana di Trevi (whilst facing it with your back!!)

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  • To-See

The Catacombs of Rome (if you're not claustrophobic)

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  • Must-Eat

A Supplí (a typical roman snack consisting of a ball of rice with tomato sauce and cheese, of course)

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STOCKHOLM

  • To-Do

Visit Vasa Museum (a maritime museum)

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  • Must-See

The Royal Palace (with more than 600 rooms, it's among the largest palaces in Europe)

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  • Must-Eat

Kjøttboller (Swedish meatballs, that you probably already tried in IKEA)

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      Liz Westwood 

      13 months ago from UK

      This is a great list of must see, do, and eat suggestions.

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