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Flying to Budapest

The capital of Hungary

Mild continental climate

14 degrees

1 hour and 55 minutes

A city trip to Budapest is in fact a journey to two cities. Originally, Buda and Pest were independent towns that were separated by the River Danube. Two cities with their own character, which is still visible today: Pest is busy and dynamic, Buda more quiet and laid back. That offers opportunities. Although once separated, Buda and Pest together form a beautiful whole. For people looking for cultural inspiration, Budapest is an exciting destination.

Places to visit in Budapest

You can't go to Buda and not visit the Royal Palace on Castle Hill. Not only does it give a panoramic view over the entire city, you will also some fascinating museums as well: the National Gallery, the Budapest Palace Museum and the Ludwig Museum of Modern Art. These are only a few of the cultural offerings, as the city is home to no fewer than 225 museums! Under the city lies a huge cavernous system, parts of which can be explored from Castle Hill. The caves were once used to supply the many bath houses with hot water. Walking from Castle Hill through Óbuda, the old city centre, is a lovely experience. Wander down the narrow, atmospheric streets and drop into the authentic shops and coffee houses.

Discover Budapest

But there is plenty to admire in Pest, too. St. Stephen's Basilica is beautifully decorated with frescoes and can accommodate 8,000 religious followers. In the Nagycsarnok (Great Market Hall), 180 shops sell all kinds of fresh delicacies including foie gras, caviar and different kinds of paprika. Hungary's most famous domestic wine, Tokaji Aszú, is also sold here. According to the locals, this is ‘the wine of kings, the king of wines’. If relaxing is your thing, then pay a visit to one of the many bathhouses in Pest. The Városliget (City Park) is also popular. Among the sights you'll come across in this green zone are a zoo, an amusement park and three museums.

Practical information on your trip to Budapest

  • Discovering Budapest is actually very easy by public transport. Budapest was in fact the first European city with an underground metro line! But you can also travel by bus, tram or even by boat in Budapest

  • In Budapest you pay with the Hungarian forint

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

  • You don't need a travel adapter when travelling to Budapest

  • There is no time difference between the Netherlands and Hungary

Pictures of Budapest

Budapest Riverbank

Traditional food in Budapest

Budapest Freedom Bridge

Flight tickets from Eindhoven to Budapest

You can fly from Eindhoven Airport directly to Budapest in Hungary with Wizzair.

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