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, […]

Hotspot Amsterdam: Wyers Bar & Restaurant

Last month I was invited to try out the (not so) new (anymore) bar & restaurant Wyers in Amsterdam. A splendid opportunity to indulge in American comfort food in the heart of Amsterdam. Wyers Bar and Restaurant is located on the corner of the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and Nieuwendijk, not far from Amsterdam Central Station and […]

Weekend tip: Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise

Watercolors Canal cruise

Hello everyone, I’m back from my Christmas break and first of all would like to wish you a Happy New Year! I had a very peaceful and quiet break filled with netflix, hibernating, stuffing my face with cookies, chocolate and food, and more netflix. Basically, I didn’t do anything and it felt great. I’d like […]

Must-see: The Legendary Trunks exhibition

Legendary Trunks

Louis Vuitton aficionados are in for a very huge treat this winter because from December 6 till February 18, hundreds of Louis Vuitton trunks and other travel accessories can be viewed in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. I was at the Grand Opening last night and I’m still excited after seeing, touching and learning […]

Hotspot: Mama Kelly Amsterdam

Mama Kelly Amsterdam

The buzz of Amsterdam last week was the highly anticipated opening of the restaurant Mama Kelly Amsterdam. It’s the pink sister of the edgy and more robust urban bistro Mama Kelly the Hague.  Being a regular customer in The Hague, I knew upfront that they would hit the ball out of the park with the decor. […]