Hotspot Amsterdam: Bam Boa

Step into this pinterest perfect restaurant in Amsterdam east where the interior and the food channel you to the Mediterranean shores. The restaurant’s boho interior design transported me to the beaches of Comporta, Portugal with its natural materials and neutral colour scheme.  It has that beach-house feel, with rattan mirrors, basket lampshades and lots of […]

The 7 most instagrammable restaurants in Amsterdam

Mama Kelly Amsterdam

Discover the best instagram-worthy restaurants in Amsterdam where the food and the decor are equally good. With more than one thousand restaurants, Amsterdam can rightly be called a culinary capital. The Dutch culture is a melting pot of immigrants that makes for a kaleidoscopic restaurant scene. You can take that #foodporn snap in almost any place, […]

Hotspot Amsterdam: The Gaia

historical details at Gaia Amsterdam

The newly opened restaurant/lounge and late night bar The Gaia Amsterdam is heralded to become a new hotspot in the Dutch capital. Reason enough for me to go and try their menu and see the restaurant decor for myself. Both the menu and the interior design did not disappoint. The Gaia is located in a […]

Weekendtip: The Erwin Blumenfeld in Color photo exhibition

From February 15 till April 14 2019, the Foam photography Museum in Amsterdam is hosting Erwin Blumenfeld in Color – His New York Years, a fantastic exhibition that you must go see if you have the chance. The exhibition will interest fashion-lovers and photographers in particular. The German fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) is one […]

Hotspot Amsterdam: Ron Gastrobar Indonesia Downtown

Foodies and interior design lovers are in for a new treat because Amsterdam gained another cool restaurant and bar that is a feast for the eyes and the palate. Following the popular and successful Ron Gastrobar in Ouderkerk, Ron Blaauw opened an urban version: Ron Gastrobar Indonesia Downtown. Executive chef Agus Hermawan and his protegé Chef […]

Hotel to Heart: Pulitzer Amsterdam

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy some time off. That was my main lesson of 2018. One of the highlights of last year was my weekend escape to Amsterdam in celebration of my birthday. I stayed in the elegant Pulitzer Amsterdam Hotel. The hotel had been on my wish list for quite some […]

Breakfast at Pause Amsterdam

On Fridays and in the weekends I love to go out for breakfast or brunch. Lately I have been trying out the breakfasts and brunch menus at hotel restaurants that are also open to non-hotel guests. Bistro style Pause at the Pulitzer Hotel is such an example. The bistro is a hidden jewel in the […]