Amsterdam is not big, but it is impossible to explore the city in just one day, which means you’ll need to stay the night. Zuid Boot – There are more than enough classic, somewhat old-fashioned houseboats for rent in Amsterdam. There’s nothing like that at this beautiful modern water villa near Amsterdam Amstel station, across from […]
Amsterdam’s hidden corners are home to the finest restaurants in the city. The seemingly inconspicuous things have the best chance of success. The new food culture in Amsterdam preaches stylish, organic, fuss-free dining. Not so long ago, we were looking for subway tiles on the walls, plants on the ceiling, tapas-like menus and sharing platters, […]
Ask every expat and they will agree: the Dutch are lousy breakfast eaters and bad lunchers. We’re quite good at having brunch at the weekend – and we’re getting better and better at it. Where do you need to be? Buffet van Odette The best place for a big brunch the French way is Buffet […]
Going out for coffee used to involve a cuppa, the newspaper and a biscuit in a traditional Dutch pub known as a ‘brown cafe’, where later in the day the bar serves a kopstootje (a glass of beer and a Dutch gin). That was once upon a time. Nowadays, the city is full of trendy, cosy coffee shops.
England? Romantic? Indeed it is. Particularly in Somerset in the southwest of England. Through this country’s green rolling landscapes, quiet country lanes lead to quaint villages where there is often just a pub and a post office to be found. A trip to the seaside is also on the cards. Here’s a selection of the best places in Somerset and Bath.