Most overrated cities in Europe: Do you know which are?

Europe, Germany, Ireland, italy, Netherlands, Switzerland

When deciding where to go on holidays, we tend to visit those cities everyone loves. Movies and television have made us believe that some cities are idyllic and fabulous location perfect for holidays. However, once you arrive at that “Dream location” you realise that maybe it’s not that great, or you end up wondering, why everyone loves this city if suck?

Maybe you are the weirdo or maybe some cities are simply overrated. We all tend to give our very personal opinion and see things that maybe no one else sees. Sometimes we ignore beautiful cities because someone tells us that location is not good enough, but we do believe in someone who tells us that a city is idyllic. Mostly, we read regarding top locations we all should visit, or idyllic destination for a top vacation, reason why on this post we have selected those “idyllic cities” that disappoint everyone.

Most overrated cities in Europe



This city is probably the one that disappoints the most. It’s supposed to be beautiful thanks to its architecture and dotted with lovely canals… Don’t misunderstand me, the city is beautiful, however, the tourism that attracts spoils the whole experience. The city is full of moronic English people that give us a bad reputation, always drunk, looking for English pubs and making fun of prostitutes. Also, another public that attracts are those rich guys that think they are utterly incredible for puffing special cigarettes. Certainly, Amsterdam is one of the most overrated cities in Europe.



The capital of Germany isn’t worthy enough for a visit. Visitors come to Europe attracted to historical cities or real medieval areas. Why bother visiting a city that is too modern and too sterile, when you can spend lovely holidays somewhere else? The city has some beautiful buildings and it’s also full of fascinating history, but again is too expensive and too unsure of itself to be visited by someone.



Milan is perfect if you want to spend your money shopping, Milan is fashionable and has a beautiful street perfect for strolling and of course, the Duomo is impressive. But once you have visited the Duomo and the last supper painting, you have nothing else to do in the city. Italy has a large number of cities with more charm and with way more attractions.



It’s said that the greatest cities are always by rivers… Unfortunately for Zurich, that’s not enough. Once you have a stroll along its streets you have seen all that Zurich can offer. Of course, there are a vast array of culinary options, beautiful churches and shopping areas, but if you travel on a budget, you won’t be able to afford anything.


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Dublin is an ugly city, period. The city centre has beautiful Georgian and Victorian buildings but that’s it. If you have ever been to other European cities you will see that the Irish capital has nothing to offer. Its centre is small and one of its most famous attractions is the Temple Bar. Temple Bar doesn’t offer cheap beer and the beer is not even special or different. Undoubtedly, in my opinion, Dublin is one of the most overrated cities in Europe. Ireland is beautiful, full of fabulous areas but its capital is not one of those.

Here our post with the most overrated cities in Europe. Have you ever been at any of these cities? Do they disappointed? Which city has disappointed you the most? Give us your opinion.