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Are you a globetrotting couple? Add to your growing list by hitting these 5 urban hubs!

Are you a globetrotting couple? Add to your growing list by hitting these 5 urban hubs!

If you're a couple that likes to vacation together and has been doing this for a long time, you should only keep the list only growing. Here are 5 cities suggested by our Lastminute.com travellers that you will love!

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1. Zaandam, Netherlands "The boat trip in Giethoorn is quite romantic..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Stefan adds, "If you visit Amsterdam, visit Zaandam as well, you won't regret. Romantic experience: The boat trip in Giethoorn is quite romantic, just get the covered, wooden boats as they have cosy tables and sliding windows ( in case it rains ) and enjoy the view. I liked: The hard work people at Ecomare put into taking care of sea life. The Dutch people as they are very kind, helpful and respectful and their country as it is quite homeless-free, clean and well maintained. This comes from someone who visited 16 European countries thoroughly. We booked a room at Inntel Hotels, famous for its unusual shape. It is affordable, too, booked a Junior Suite with a very spacious room, sauna jetted bathtub and executive bedding for about £140. All Junior Suites are at the top, 12th floor so the view is quite nice. Giethoorn ( 1H boat trip ) and Texel ( 15min by ferry from then Helder ) are amazing cities to visit nearby Amsterdam ( a car is required ) On Texel you can visit the famous lighthouse and Ecomare, a seal sanctuary with different species of animals rescued from the ocean where they are treated and taken care of before releasing back into the ocean. A e-vignette is required for parking on the little island of Texel, but paid parking are available in some places. Check more info about the ferry and e-vignette on Teso website where you can book the ferry and buy the e-vignette, you just pay and register your car's license plate as the gates open automatically once they read your licence plate, really smart. De-stressing tips: Enjoyed the jetted bathtub at Inntel Hotels in Zaandam, the 1-hour boat trip at Giethoorn, the Sightseeing from the lighthouse and the sea life at Ecomare at Texel. Just driving itself from Amsterdam to Giethoorn is relaxing as the farms and country life in general in Netherland is amazing. Gouda cheese says everything. Sightseeing places: Giethoorn, Zaandam and Texel in Netherland, Brussels, Dinant and Brugge in Belgium."

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2. Krakow, Poland "After having experienced cheating by taxi drivers in many countries Poland is really an exception."

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "The weather was good and warm. The food was really good and price was low mainly because it is in polish zloty. To view the auschwitz concentration camp this is the best place. There are many ways to go there from Krakow, Poland. Auschwitz concentration is a warning for humanity against fascists, racist, islamophobic and anti semitic regimes. It is a must to travel to auschwitz. Unlike Germany, Poland has preserved this memorial to the biggest devastating injury the men have inflicted on humanity. Sightseeing places: Auschwitz, Jewish ghetto tour. In Krakow near Jewish Ghetto, there is a big ground with the display of chairs. I have never seen a memorial as powerful as this one. City sight tour is also good. After having experienced cheating by taxi drivers in many countries poland is really an exception. One sightseeing electric taxi returned my expensive camera which I forgot in the taxi. He went away and came back with my camera after 20 minutes. The other taxis were also charging the correct rate, nothing more. 10 out of 10 for a taxi. Romantic experience: Near the river in city centre and in good restaurants."

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3. Lviv, Ukraine "We did 2 walking yours of the city with Lviv Buddy which were fantastic; funny and informative."

Lastminute.com reviewer Shaun says, "The weather was good. Warm when the sun was out, chilly when not. The local cuisine was delicious, lots of borsch and broths etc. Similar to other Eastern European countries. We did 2 walking yours of the city with Lviv Buddy which were fantastic; funny and informative. Lots of restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and museums/galleries off of the main square in Lviv."

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4. London, United Kingdom "[A]fter being too over 50 countries there is still no city better than England's capital, London."

Lastminute.com reviewer Stephen adds, "The weather varied through the weekend which is usual for London. However, it was never dull enough to affect our trip or activities. Our main aim of the trip was to attend a wedding which took into account old Marylebone town hall, hyde park, little Venice and Camden. The second day we explored Oxford street and Leicester square for some high-end shopping. As I am from England I could sound biased but after being too over 50 countries there is still no city better than England's capital, London. Shopping experience: Shopping in around Oxford circus gives you most of the high street brands leading shops. This gives you the best of shopping for your usual brands in one area. Adventurous activities: Shopping in around Oxford street and Leicester square is always good fun. Plus evening drinks on a riverboat exploring little Venice's canals all the way down to Camden is one not to be missed. Sightseeing places: Whilst in London fro the weekend we ventured to -. London eye, Liberties London, Oxford Circus, Leicester Square, Little Venice, Camden. A cruise down the canals of Little Venice was by far my favourite. Romantic experience: Nothing can be more romantic than exploring the canals of Little Venice at dusk....The weather varied through the weekend which is usual for London. However it was never dull enough to affect our trip or activities. Our main aim of the trip was to attend a wedding which took into account old marylebone town hall, hyde park, little Venice and Camden. The second day we explored Oxford street and Leicester square for some high end shopping. As I am from England I could sound biased but after being too over 50 countries there is still no city better than England's capital, London....Romantic experience: Nothing can be more romantic than exploring the canals of little Venice at dusk. Whilst drinking pims in the british summer heat"

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5. Riga, Latvia "[M]y wife and I are seasoned travellers (67 countries so far)...certain countries like Latvia are best seen in winter conditions."

Lastminute.com reviewer Glyn shares, "As stated my wife and I are seasoned travellers (67 countries so far) The weather was cold and snowy, but we both feel that certain countries like Latvia are best seen in winter conditions. The food was excellent and varied. We tried all the local dishes as we normally do Marinated herring in a salad cake a particular favourite for me Fish soup for my wife. Fried Rye bread in garlic naughty but delicious. The local beers were a bit sweet and happily for me took a few to get used to. Riga is a wonderful city. The art galleries majestic and the Round Tower historical museum one of the best I've ever visited with many artefacts and local interest stories. Lovely friendly hotel and local service and food incredibly cheap."

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