I know many of you would love to travel to Europe, but the thought of trying to communicate in a different language seems a bit daunting. So thanks to some feedback, I’ve compiled a list of the 5 countries you can visit without speaking the national language. You will need a passport in order to visit these countries, which means you will need one of my passport holders! The five countries are:
- The Netherlands
The Best English Speaking Countries To Visit In Europe:
When I visited Denmark I didn’t even know how to say hi in Danish. And guess what? I didn’t have to. Every place I went in Copenhagen I was greeted with people who spoke English. Whenever people would greet me or needed to ask me something, they would speak in English with ease. If you want to vacation in a city where you won’t be intimidated by not knowing the language, Denmark should be on your list.
I thought when I traveled to Athens and Santorini I would be lost since I didn’t speak Greek. I didn’t have a thing to worry about, and neither will you! Basically everywhere you will go, people will speak English. From the small mom and pop shops to big hotels, you should be able to communicate with everyone without having to rely on an app or hand signals.
Sometimes I think people of The Netherlands speak English better than Americans! You will have no issues getting around with your lack of Dutch skills. Everyone seems to speak English perfectly.
In both of these countries English is the official language. Not only do you have plenty of beauty and history to choose from, but you can easily do it in English. In both Ireland and England they have very different accents than Americans so if you aren’t accustomed to hearing the differences that may be a bit difficult at first.
This is the only country I can’t vouch for personally. However, I have known travelers who have gone there and they haven’t had any trouble communicating in English while traveling. Check out Visit Malta for in depth information about this marvelous country.
Here are a couple extras for you!
Ok, so Scandinavia isn’t a country, it’s a region. However, the three countries that make Scandinavia are Sweden, Norway, and Finland. English is widely spoken in all of those countries and if you choose to visit you shouldn’t have any issues.
Scotland is a magnificent country that has so much to offer. And most of what they have to offer is in English. The accent may be a bit different than what you are accustomed to, but they are speaking English. Explore Scotland by checking out what they have to offer.