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 Hotel. The hotel had been on my wish list for quite some time […]

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 […]

High Tea at The Duchess in Amsterdam

Looking for a sophisticated high tea experience in Amsterdam? Look no further. Last month I had a lovely afternoon tea with my friends at The Duchess. It was my birthday and I wanted to celebrate my new age in an extravagant way. Restaurant The Duchess is by the way in itself a beautiful place where […]

Hotspot Amsterdam: Restaurant Persijn

I love a restaurant where the interior design is just as interesting as the menu. Last month I finally made it to Restaurant Persijn in the upcoming Amstelkwartier in Amsterdam East. It is located on the ground level of the QO design hotel. The interior design is the work of designbureau TANK and is totally […]

The Best of Amsterdam at Christmas Time

Ice skating rink Museumplein

Last weekend I had a mini staycation in Amsterdam in celebration of my 43rd birthday. I stayed in the elegant Pulitzer Hotel , did some Christmas shopping and got pampered in the Akasha spa. Amsterdam is so sparkling and cozy during the most wonderful time of the year. Window shops and streets are beautifully lit, the […]

5 Reasons to visit Amsterdam in autumn

Amsterdam is one of the most charming European cities with its historic canals and townhouses, picturesque bridges and narrow cobbled streets. As a Dutch native, I can still very much appreciate the city’s beauty. Each season transforms the Dutch capital into a whole other scene. And although most tourists visit Amsterdam in spring and summer, […]