Hotel Monastere Maastricht & Café Louis

bedroom Hotel Monastere

A weekend escape to Maastricht is always a good idea. A visit to the southern Dutch city often feels like a mini vacation due to its distinct charm and character. It has that je ne sais quoi, French ambiance, top notch restaurants and wine bars and many independent boutiques. But where to stay? Hotel Monastere […]

Hotel to Heart: Kruisherenhotel Maastricht

library Kruisherenhotel Maastricht

Stay in one of the most unique hotels in the Netherlands – the Kruisheren Hotel in Maastricht located in a former church and adjoining monastery.

A gastronomic experience at Chateâu Neercanne in Maastricht

Two weeks ago I was invited to relish in some haute cuisine in the newly refurbished Restaurant Chateâu Neercanne in Maastricht. The ocassion was to celebrate their addition as a member to the Relais and Chateaux collection. Chef de cuisine Gilbert von Berg wowed us with an extravagant 4-course culinary feast in three different and unique […]

Bookstore Dominicanen in Maastricht

Some say it’s the most beautiful bookstore in the world. That I can’t say, but it is definitely in the world’s top 5 and the most beautiful bookstore of the Netherlands. The Dominicanen Bookstore that is housed in an old church is something not to miss when visiting the southern Dutch city Maastricht. For me, a […]

It’s that time of the year…10 enchanting Christmas fests

What I love about the Christmas season are all the Christmas festivities, fairs, markets and light spectacles across the country. It’s the best way to get into the holiday spirit and shop for unique curiosities and beautiful ornaments. Coming weekend, beginning on Thursday, there are a lot of fairs and festivities. One of them is […]