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Bars & Clubs

From cosy bars to big clubs, New York has many places for a great night out! Go dancing in a club that plays your kind of music. Whether this is Latin, rock or trance. During summer you should take the time to explore one of the rooftop bars or party it up at one of the summer parties. A great rooftop party you can find at Le Bain. It features great DJs, amazing views and you can even dip into a small pool.

Dining

With over a thousand places to eat, you certainly won’t get hungry in New York! New York is a melting pot of many different cultures, each of them showing off their own culinary delights. Go to Chinatown and Little Italy and discover their specialities. If you enjoy fine dining, there are many upscale restaurants in New York, from American to French Cuisine. Keep in mind that sometimes reservations are in order and remember to leave a tip for your waiter/waitress.

Events

Film festivals, concerts or parades. There are so many events, you wouldn’t even know where to go. See how the city celebrates national holidays. Visit in December and you’ll see the entire city covered in Christmas lights. Enjoy all special December events like ice-skating, the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and certainly don’t forget to shake Santa’s hand in Macy’s. The store turned an entire floor into a magical Christmas village. See the dropping of the ball, free concerts and a gorgeous firework show during New Years. Another great firework show takes place on Independence Day on the 4th of July. Celebrate this day with free concerts, dance events and much more!

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You’ll never have a dull moment in the city that never sleeps. Spend your day like a New Yorker, catch a Broadway show or stroll through the boroughs and visit many landmarks get to know this remarkable and vibrant city.

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Time zone
-6
Visa
Yes
Vaccinations
None required
High season
May – June and September – January
Currency
American dollar (USD)

Where to stay?

Where to stay?

New York is well-known for:

  • Wine, dine and shop ‘till you drop’
  • Arts, culture & entertainment
  • New York is more than Manhattan

Keep in mind:

  • Winter could be freezing cold in New York
  • New York City is very busy

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Outside party
Bars & Clubs

From cosy bars to big clubs, New York has many places for a great night out! Go dancing in a club that plays your kind of music. Whether this is Latin, rock or trance. During summer you should take the time to explore one of the rooftop bars or party it up at one of the summer parties. A great rooftop party you can find at Le Bain. It features great DJs, amazing views and you can even dip into a small pool.

Good food in Little Italy
Dining

With over a thousand places to eat, you certainly won’t get hungry in New York! New York is a melting pot of many different cultures, each of them showing off their own culinary delights. Go to Chinatown and Little Italy and discover their specialities. If you enjoy fine dining, there are many upscale restaurants in New York, from American to French Cuisine. Keep in mind that sometimes reservations are in order and remember to leave a tip for your waiter/waitress.

Skating in New York
Events

Film festivals, concerts or parades. There are so many events, you wouldn’t even know where to go. See how the city celebrates national holidays. Visit in December and you’ll see the entire city covered in Christmas lights. Enjoy all special December events like ice-skating, the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and certainly don’t forget to shake Santa’s hand in Macy’s. The store turned an entire floor into a magical Christmas village. See the dropping of the ball, free concerts and a gorgeous firework show during New Years. Another great firework show takes place on Independence Day on the 4th of July. Celebrate this day with free concerts, dance events and much more!

Yankee Stadium
Local culture

New York city mostly consists of skyscrapers and other large office buildings. Many world leading businesses have offices in the world cities and (business) people are always running around. The real New Yorkers get their food ‘to go’ and ride the subway. In their free time sport is an outlet. A real enjoyment are the games of the New York Yankees and New York Giants. On sunny days Coney Island is a popular spot to relax from the busy city life and relax on the beach. Here you enjoy the amusement park, see people dance around and eat some fast food bought in one of the many food corners. A busy, but pleasant life!

Inside the Metropolitan
Museums

New York is home to some of the world’s most important museums, both from architectural viewpoint and in terms of exhibitions. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the biggest and one of the most impressive museums. When visiting this museum, you’ll see a large collection of over 5000 years of art and artefacts, as well as works of Rembrandt and Picasso. There are also exhibitions of Egyptian, Roman, Greek and Middle-Eastern treasures. As a bonus the museum provides a magnificent view of Central Park and the skyline of Midtown Manhattan. More than enough reason to give it a visit!

Strand Book Store
Shopping

Start shopping in the big department store Macy’s, with 198.000 square metres of shopping heaven. You’re keen on smaller boutiques and designer shops? Go to Madison Avenue, Fifth Avenue and SoHo. When you’re a big fan of reading, visit ‘The Strand Bookstore’. This is the biggest second-hand bookstore in the world and claims to have more than 3 million books. Daily they sell approximately 5000 books. Depending on the exchange rate, often shopping in New York can be remarkably cheaper than in Europe. So whether you want to fill up your suitcase with clothes or books, it’s very likely to be more affordable than in Europe!

Statue of Liberty and skyline of New York
Sights

New York simply has too much to see! Go to the observation deck of the Empire State Building to enjoy an overlook over the city. A very impressive sight is the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Very touching stories are told and many signs of support to the victims and their families decorate the museums. Obviously, you’d want to take a picture with the Statue of Liberty. Walk around Times Square in the evening to enjoy the neon lights.

Musical signs New York
Theatre

New York is the place to be when you’re fond of performing arts. In Manhattan you’ll find the much loved street for musical geeks; Broadway. The phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and Billy Elliot are just some of the many Broadway productions that have become world renowned. Broadway shows attract over 10 million visitors each year. Just outside the Broadway theatre district, but still on Broadway, you can find the Lincoln Center. This centre for performing art has about 30 performance facilities. The outstanding Julliard School is located in the Lincoln Center. It’s one of the world’s leading musical schools. Certainly enough performing arts to enjoy in New York!

Lobby Roosevelt Hotel
Luxury destination

New York is a city that offers something for everybody. When you’re seeking a real luxury holiday New York offers high class hotels, with amazing suites. You can get them as luxurious as you want. Whether you want a 5-star hotel with room service or a suite with 5 bathrooms and a personal butler. Spent your days in shops with high-class brands, dine in fine hotels, order VIP tickets for your favourite Broadway musical and end the day drinking cocktails in one of the best cocktail bars.

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