Every Metal fan that has ever attended a major two or three day outdoor festival will tell you what a fantastic experience it is. If they are honest, many would also tell you that three days in the mosh pit from late morning to last thing at night (and beyond), is also pretty damned hard work, even more so if you camp and worse still if it rains.But it has to be done, and pretty soon the aches and pains melt away, sleep is caught up with and the old liver returns to it’s normal size. Then what? Another twelve months to wait before you do it again?

Why not bridge that gap with the perfect Metal Break. Join us at the two day Eindhoven Metal Meeting on 14th – 15th December at the Effenaar Club in Eindhoven (39 Bands). We’ve put together a great little fun packed trip to keep you in training and would love to see you there.Eindhoven is a great place, anyone who went to Dynamo Open Air with us will testify to that. Take a look at what we’ve got to offer.

Fun packed return Executive coach travel to Eindhoven

Departing Thursday 13th December 2012 and returning Sunday 16th December 2012. Enjoy a fun filled journey with quizzes, prizes and surprises all the way. Crossing the channel with P & O Ferries, on arrival in Calais you’ll have the opportunity to shop for booze bargains at le Pidou cash n carry. Then we’re on our way to Eindhoven and the Eindhoven Metal Meeting. This is no eight to ten hour expedition to Hellfest or Wacken, it’s a mere three and a half hour hop.

Two night’s bed and breakfast at the luxurious 4 star Holiday Inn, Eindhoven

We’ve booked you superb centrally located accommodation at the Holiday Inn in Eindhoven, just a few minutes walk from the Festival venue.

With warm welcoming fully ensuite bedrooms offering satellite TV, Pay per view movies, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar and hairdryer, your every comfort is catered for. You might like to dine in the hotel’s top quality Brasserie Flo or take a drink in front of the open fire in “The Living”, the atmospheric and sociable bar.

Maybe you’d prefer an active time between Bands at the Eindhoven Metal Meeting by using the beautiful swimming pool or working out in the well equipped gym.

Or maybe you’d prefer to conserve your energy and do a bit of “surfing”. Complimentary wi-fi is available throughout the hotel.

FREE entry to the exclusive Eindhoven Metal Meeting “After Show Party” at the legendary Dynamo Club

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting wouldn’t be complete without the traditional After Show Party on Saturday 15th December. Free entry to the party at the Dynamo Club, birthplace of the world famous Dynamo Open Air Festival, is included in our Package.

A great time is promised by the Dynamo Metal Crew and the beer will be flowing in celebration. An added bonus is the appearance of French Industrial Black Metal band Black Lodge.

Discover the delights of Eindhoven at Christmas and Stratumseind the longest Pub Street in the Netherlands

Between 1993 and 1999, when Dynamo Open Air was at its peak we used to bring between 750 to 1,000 Metal fans to Eindhoven each year in May. After one or two years, an increasing number came back, not for the Festival itself, but for a weekend in one of Holland’s liveliest Cities. Unbelievably, once voted the most boring town in the Netherlands, Eindhoven today is anything but boring.

Boasting the longest pub street in the country with over 50 bars and clubs, Eindhoven basically has everything that Amsterdam has to offer, but in a fraction of the space. What’s more everything one needs is within crawling distance of our hotel.

Eindhoven retains the day to day bustle of an important business and cultural centre during the week, only to throw off the shackles at weekend to (as Frank Gallogoh would say) Party!! The warm and friendly Market Square is the heart of the city. Patios line two sides of the square making it an ideal spot for people watching.

The patios are comfortable all year long, blankets and heaters make it a great place during the winter, and of course at Christmas during the “Winterstadt” festival there is much more going on. Meanwhile along  Stratumseind the music and activity throbs on until 4.00 am.

Eindhoven isn’t just about about nightlife (although it does have a top class Casino on the Square). With the covered shopping centre ‘De Heuvel Galerie‘, Piazza Centre, large department stores including the exclusive ‘De Bijenkorf‘ and an extensive selection of boutiques and specialist shops, the centre of Eindhoven is the most bustling shopping centre in the South of the Netherlands.

Brussels Christmas Market and Winter Wonders

On our way back to Calais on Sunday 16th December for the homeward journey, we will stop off in Brussels to check out the internationally renowned Brussels Christmas Market in the centre of the city. Stretching from Grand Place to Place Sainte-Catherine, the attractions include some 240 wooden Christmas chalets lining the streets of Bourse, Marché aux Poissons and Place St. Catherines. These stalls look like gingerbread houses, twinkling with fairy lights and covered with ‘snow-top’ roofs. The chalets sell a variety of Christmas items, decorations, special gifts and seasonal food and drink (including the obligatory and traditional mulled wine!). Other attractions include a huge skating rink, Big (Ferris) Wheel and ice sculptures including a 40 feet Ice Monster.