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Flying to Bucharest

The capital of Romania

Continental climate

3 degrees

2 hours and 45 minutes

In times past, Bucharest was once known as the ‘Paris of the East’. The violence of war and oppression put an end to that reputation, but in recent years the city has regained much of its allure. Bucharest is ready to be rediscovered.

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Places to visit in Bucharest

București – as the city is officially called – is the capital of Romania and is home to some 1.6 million inhabitants. World War II, an earthquake (1977) and the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceaușescu caused many historic parts of the city to be lost for eternity. Fortunately, there are plenty of gems that have survived. At the heart of the Romanian capital is the Athenaeum, a concert hall that has hosted the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra since 1865. The Romanian Athenaeum was built with the help of financial support from members of the association of the same name. Using the slogan Dați un leu pentru Ateneu! (“Give one leu (national currency) for the Ateneu”) they were urged to donate money for years.

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Discover Bucharest

The history of the city is strongly linked to the history of the regional countryside. A great way to understand that history is by visiting the Village Museum. This open-air museum depicts the past, from the first Roman settlers through to the 20th century. Dozens of authentic homes, churches, farms and mills have been reconstructed on 15 hectares. Bucharest has its own version of the Arc de Triomphe, is home to the monumental Antim Monastery, and boasts the 17-hectare Cismigiu Park in the centre of the city. The same goes for modern-day culture – the nightlife is very well developed. The city has nice variety of restaurants, bistros, coffee houses and pubs. Fans of live music can go to one of the many jazz clubs. Needless to say, Bucharest is a surprisingly fascinating destination

Practical information on your trip to Bucharest

  • In Romania it is one hour later than in Eindhoven

  • The currency of Romania is the Romanian leu. The euro is not accepted in Romania

  • It is unsafe to drink the tap water in Romania

  • You do not need a travel adapter when travelling to Romania

  • The emergency number in Romania is the same as in the Netherlands: 112

Pictures of Bucharest

St. Michael Gabriel Church in Bucharest

Market in Bucharest

Unirii Square in Bucharest

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Flight tickets from Eindhoven to Bucharest

You can fly from Eindhoven Airport directly to Bucharest in Romania with Wizz Air.

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