Beginning as a customs agreement in 1944 and continuing on to include its own Parliament and Court of Justice, the Benelux
is a union of states which includes: Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg
. This is your advantage should you be travelling with a Eurail pass
as the Benelux is treated as one destination. The majority of citizens speak their Lëtzebuerg
language – one of the three official languages, the others being French and German. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a small country tucked between Belgium, France and Germany
. It has beautiful highlands and medieval cities. Vacation rentals in Europe
are privately-owned. With countries being so close together and within easy reach of each other, booking holiday home accommodations in one country gives you easy access for a daytrip to another country. Create your own European hospitality within a privately-owned vacation rental. Your accommodations include linens, modern-day conveniences, and the option of cooking meals in the kitchen of the vacation rental.
In 1767, Jean-François and Pierre-Joseph Boch established their porcelain
factory in Septfontaines
which lies in the Rollingergrund district of Luxembourg City. The Château Septfontaines, built by the brothers, is a showcase for Villeroy & Boch
. Today, business conferences and receptions are held here.
Stop at one of the cafes which line the Grand Rue in the city of Luxembourg. Enjoy shopping at the boutiques. Pick up a treasure at an open-air vendor. The garden in the city of Luxembourg
contains fountains, monuments and statutes – totaling over 100 – including 20 figures of French queens and female saints. Voted the Outstanding Cultural Itinerary
by the Council of Europe, the Guided Wenzel Walk
starts each Saturday at 3:00 pm in the city of Luxembourg, and connects the upper and lower town. See 1000 years of history in 100 minutes
, including: fortifications, the Wenceslas ring wall, and the Alzette valley. The tour guides speak English, French and German.
Europeans enjoy the sport of golf
. Join them at one of the courses: Golf de Luxembourg, Golf Club Gaichel, Kikuoka Country Club, Golf Club Grand-Ducal , Golf and Country Club Christnach, Golf de Clervaux. Gain insight into the history and environment of Luxembourg. Current day art can be viewed
at the Grand-Duc Jean Modern Art Museum while decorative, folk and other art collections are located in the National Art and History Museum. Visit the National Museum of Natural History
and the Luxembourg City History Museum
which encompasses more than 1,000 years of history in its permanent collections.
Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
has city condo rentals or a condo rental by the ocean, as well as country-home lodging accommodations. In Europe, there are chalet rentals, villas – a villa rental with accommodation for a large group or apartments within villa rentals – cottages, apartments to rent in the centre of historic towns. Instead of staying at a hotel, pick from the lovely privately-owned vacation rentals instead.