Christmas shopping & city trip to Luxembourg

Constitution square Luxembourg

With Christmas only 7 weeks away, plans for a Christmas shopping trip are on many people’s agenda. While most opt for London, New York or Cologne, I would recommend a less obvious destination: Luxembourg! A city trip to Luxembourg, – only a one hour flight from Amsterdam – guarantees a weekend packed with Christmas markets, […]

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, […]

Beachclub Tulum Noordwijk

Beachclub Tulum Noordwijk

Today is another beautiful Indian summer day here in the Netherlands. On days like these I love to go to the beach for a walk and a drink on the terrace of one of the beach clubs. My new favourite in Noordwijk is Beachclub Tulum. I just love the interior and atmosphere, not to mention […]

Rome in 4 days – Day 4: The famous landmarks + Shopping in Via del Corso

Trevi Fountain

On my last day in Rome, I checked off the historical landmarks and Rome’s most popular highlights in the old city center; Pigna and Colonna. I’m talking about the places we all know from articles and stories that need no introduction; the Spanish Steps, The Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain.  At night, I returned to […]

Rome in 4 days – Day 3: Trastevere, Campo dei Fiori, Parione and Ghetto

Besides the charming and hip quarter Monti that I wrote about last week, there are four more quarters that will satisfy your inner foodie and spark your interest in shopping and sightseeing.  Trastevere, Campo de Fiori, Parione and Ghetto are all four boasting with restaurants and small boutiques, yet also different and distinctive with their […]

Eataly Rome; the place to taste and shop Italian food

When visiting Rome you have no other choice than to curb your diet. Rome is packed with restaurants, ‘osterias’, ‘tratorrias’, coffee shops and wine bars. And in between breakfast, lunch and dinner you will stumble upon chocolate shops, ice cream parlours or pastry shops every few meters. The city is a culinary capital where all […]

Rome in 4 days – Day 2: The Vatican and Castel Sant’Angelo

swiss guard at Vatican

Visiting the world’s smallest independent state is reason enough for millions of people to flock to Rome. It is fair to say that you just can’t leave Rome if you haven’t seen the Vatican. But how can you get the most out of your visit? How much time do you need and what is the […]