These upper upscale properties are the perfect base for dazzling light festivals in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Brussels

London, 24 November 2022 – Travellers can brighten up winter with a visit to these European cities that host incredible light festivals during the darkest months, with dazzling city centre stays in upper upscale hotels from NH Collection.

Amsterdam Aglow


Amsterdam Light Festival (1 December 2022 until 22 January 2023) is picturing the future with 20 unique artworks from an array of homegrown and international artists, following the theme of Imagine Beyond. Their visionary installations will illuminate the city, and visitors can see the winter show on foot or with a night-time canal cruise. 

NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace is a five-star hotel beautifully converted from several 17th-century townhouses and a 15th-century chapel, located in the heart of the city’s old quarter and with a private boating dock on the canal. After an evening exploring the lights, guests can relax with a nightcap or bite to eat in the cosy Bottles & Jars Bar or enjoy the haute cuisine of Chef Chris Naylor in the Vermeer Restaurant.

Details: December prices start from EUR 217.00* per room per night

Colourful Copenhagen


Copenhagen Light Festival offers a post-Christmas burst of brightness (3-26 February 2023).  UNESCO’s World Capital of Architecture in 2023 will be transformed each evening for three weeks in February, with the city and its harbour beautifully illuminated with everything from amazing light installations and sculptures to projection mapping.

The five-star NH Collection Copenhagen is perfectly located next to the harbour, with easy access to the rest of the city. This captivating hotel, in a listed building, maintains many of the modernist flourishes from its 1950s design, with most rooms decorated with Scandinavian elegance and offering beautiful views of the city or harbour. The bar and restaurant is a classic gastro pub serving a large selection of classic dishes with a modern twist, from homemade snacks to a delicious a la carte menu.

Details: February 2023 prices start from EUR 230.00* per room per night

Brilliant Brussels


Bright Brussels, the city’s festival of lights, will return for its seventh edition from 16-19 February 2023.  Three city neighbourhoods – including the Royal Quarter and the European Quarter – will be illuminated with captivating art installations and there will also be a fringe programme including guided tours and evening museum events.

In the heart of the city, the NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon sits on Brussels’ beautiful Sablon Square, close to the Grand Palace, the Parc de Bruxelles and the luxury shops of Avenue Louise.  The elegant and sophisticated rooms have a contemporary feel, with Premium rooms and Suites overlooking the square itself. The Hispania Brasserie by Michelin star chef Marcos Moran is dedicated to extraordinary gastronomy, serving exquisite Spanish dishes and tapas, while the bar is the place to relax with a choice of Belgian beers, cocktails and wines.

Details: February 2023 prices start from EUR 191.00* per room per night

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