High Tea at Grand Café Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam

What better way to celebrate the weekend than with a high tea? This weekend my friend and I were in dire need of some “me”-time, no kids allowed, just the two of us. First we thought of going to the museum, but then I came up with the idea to have a high tea at […]

Hot spot Haarlem: Jutka & Riska

The Dutch city Haarlem is one of my favourite cities to shop. It has so many trendy boutiques, charming restaurants and coffee bars, and quaint little streets. Coming weeks (or maybe even months) I’ll be sharing my favourite places and hot spots with you. I’d like to start with fashion store Jutka & Riska. They recently […]

The Hague Favourite: Mama Kelly urban bistro

It is the most talked about new restaurant in the city of The Hague and its surroundings: Urban bistro Mama Kelly. But what is all the buzz about, you might ask? There are in my opinion three success factors: the awe-inspiring interior design, the location, and most importantly the food. Mama Kelly has made a mark […]

Hot spot Leiden: Lot & de Walvis

Residents of Leiden and its surroundings are flocking to a new hip restaurant in the city: Lot & de walvis, which means Lot and the whale. The restaurant is located a stone throw away from the Leidse Poort, with a waterfront outside terrace overlooking the harbour with its many leisure boats. The best thing is that […]

Hot spot Leiden: Restaurant De Waag

De Waag was centuries ago the epicenter of Leiden but lost its function through the years and was actually hardly used. The historic building, a state monument, was where merchants from the 17-19th century would weigh their goods. But this summer the monument is once again a city hot spot, as it opened its doors last week […]

Athens hot spot: Collage

On one of my morning strolls through Athens, I accidentally discovered a great place. Only five minutes by foot from metro station Monastiraki, amidst the central shopping district, you’ll find restaurant and bar Collage (Kapnikareas 3). What caught my eye was the industrial design and edgy interior. I was pleasantly surprised that the food was also […]

Athens hot spot: Cartone

One of the hippest neighbourhoods, where mostly youngsters go out for dinner and drinks in Athens is Gazi. I went there once at night, when it was crowded and a great spot for people watching. During lunch time it is less busy but still bustling and fun. One of my favourite restaurants at Keramikos Square is […]