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 adjacent to the Kimpton de Witt Hotel . The concept is clean and simple: classic American comfort food with a modern presentation. New York chef SammyD gives those all … [Read more...]

Hotspot Luxembourg: Restaurant Mu

Late November I was invited to a weekend escape to the beautiful city Luxembourg. I was pleasantly surprised by the romantic ambiance and beauty of this city that until now has steered clear of mass tourism. I will blog more about the city trip in a later post. Today I'd like to focus on the lovely dinner we had at the most talked about hotspot: Restaurant Mu Luxembourg. Restaurant Mu Luxembourg is located at 40 Boulevard d'Avranches on the 8th and upper floor of the Sofitel Le Grand Ducal … [Read more...]

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. Designed by design studio De Horecafabriek, it's interior is a girl's dream. Everything is pink, floor to ceiling, to the velvet seats and the pink bar. Brass lamps and palms make it super … [Read more...]

Amsterdam hotspot: Restaurant Hoed & Krelis

Hoed en Krelis Amsterdam

Amsterdam has another gem in the bustling De Pijp area. Restaurant Hoed & Krelis opened June 29th just around the corner of the Albert Cuyp market. The menu is packed with delicious French inspired dishes. From breakfast to lunch and dinner, Hoed & Krelis is open from 0900 a.m till 03.00 a.m. But what really drew me in was their super glam interior with Parisian flair. A brass and pink marble bar, green velvet chairs, pink leather bar stools and pink marble tables, what more can a girl … [Read more...]

Hotspot Rotterdam: Hangar 85

Hangar 85 Rotterdam

Rotterdam has a new kid on the block in its hip 'Wijnhaven" district. The new wine bar/restaurant Hangar 85 is the new place to be for delicious wines and gourmet food.  The restaurant concept not only offers an excellent dinner menu with culinary delights and delicious wines, but guests can also drop by for lunch or drinks. Classic dishes with a cosmopolitan touch Hanger 85 is a 'gastrobar' with the accessibility of a wine bar. The dishes on the menu are best described as classic … [Read more...]

Kusadasi Wine Tasting and Winery Tour

Kusadasi wine tasting

A personal highlight of my trip to Kusadasi was a wine tasting, winery tour and dinner at the Seven Sages winery (7 Yedi Bilgeler). The winery, which is also a restaurant and hotel, is only a 20-minute drive from Kusadasi. Set amidst rolling hills the estate offers a spectacular panorama with view on the vineyard and mountains, especially during sunset when the sky lights up tangerine. I instantly fell in love with the place because of its tranquility and authenticity, and would love to stay in … [Read more...]

An afternoon at Strand Zuid in Amsterdam

Strand Zuid Amsterdam

Last Wednesday, my friend and I and the kids spent the afternoon at the newly opened Strand Zuid in Amsterdam (translates: Beach South). Since I only work part-time I try to enjoy my days off as much as possible, especially in summer. I like to go outside and explore new restaurants, stroll through Amsterdam, or go to the beach. I was therefore super curious about the new city beach in Amsterdam that is all of the aforementioned combined. My friend and I met for lunch and spent the whole … [Read more...]