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With the release of famed American author Russell Shorto's most recent narrative, Amsterdam may soon be the subject of a change in attitudes towards it.

Thanks to the wide variety of historic and cultural centres that lie along the banks of Europe's rivers, there are plenty of fantastic destinations that are worth exploring on a European river cruise, including Lyon, Vienna and Salzburg.

With the release of the 2013 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards results, Budapest is celebrating joint second position in the top 25 best cities in the world list.


The Slovak capital is set to play host to the city's 39th annual Bratislava Jazz Days festival this October. Between the 25th and 27th of the month, Bratislava will see some of the world's best known jazz musicians take to the stage at the Incheba Expo Complex halls.

The Czech Republic city of Prague is known for its stunning architecture and urban beauty, but autumn is a time when the capital is transformed into a musical hub where a number of distinguished and diverse festivals take place.

Every October, Germany is transformed into the literature capital of the world; along with the annual Frankfurt Book Fair, there are many associated events taking place across the country for lovers of literature that attract a multitude of visitors from across the world.


With so much to see and so many things to do in Budapest, it can be a struggle fitting everything in if you're visiting the capital for just a short period of time.

The weather in Vienna can be unpredictable and, despite its beautiful scenery, the city can be prone to both warm summers and exceedingly cold winters.
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