Food & Drinks

Review: Bardak brings Tel Aviv street food to Amsterdam

As a warm-blooded creature in the Netherlands, the end of summer just kills me. By the time gloomy, gray October hits, I’m already dying for sun, heat, color, juiciness, sweat—things that keep me alive through the winter. Luckily, you and I can escape to the […]

4 places to enjoy tropical flavors in Amsterdam this Summer

Stuck in the city for the summer? We got you covered! Instagrambloggers tried and tested five awesome places where you can enjoy tropical flavors and island vibes, all without leaving Amsterdam. This summer, escaping to a sunnier state of mind is as easy as hopping on […]


The best coffee spots in Gent

No city trip without stopping at the finest coffee shops in town. These are the nicest coffee spots in Ghent. In addition to my own favorites, I have been advised by @rufus_airlines (the photo above this blog is his) and a number of locals. Enjoy! […]

Recently opened in Amsterdam

New restaurants open their doors every day in Amsterdam. In this post we keep you updated about the latest places to eat and drink in our beloved Amsterdam. If something looks nice but we haven’t been there yet, we’ll also put it on the list—hey, maybe […]


Sweet-toothing your way through Amsterdam

For all the sweet ladies and sugar daddy’s, this blog goes out to you. We found you the best places to sweet tooth yourself a way through Amsterdam. It included doughnuts, the best cake, freak-shakes and what not. Are you prepared, because here we go! […]


Rose Rouge, the newest cocktailbar in Rotterdam

The dreamiest cocktail bar has recently opened its doors in Rotterdam’s old north. It’s named after St Germain, the French musician whose house and nu jazz style is a favourite of owner Florence. She describes Rose as the hotel bar without the hotel. With cocktails […]


Specialty coffee in Amsterdam, the best places to get your fix

(UPDATED NOVEMBER 2019!) Amsterdam has a huge active specialty coffee scene. So where should you need to go for your specialty coffee? Of course, coffee is personal and we’ll let you be the judge of what’s best in your opinion. But these places are, in […]

Sorrento with Villa Massa: Limoncello Lovers’ Paradise

I’m obsessed with lemons. From lemon sorbet to tarte au citron, to that fresh hit of citrus on a delicious grilled fish, lemon is one of my favorite flavors of all time. So it was a bit embarrassing when I received an invitation to visit […]

Tea’s the season: Pairing Tea and Food with Pure Leaf Tea

When the months begin to end in –BER, I start to go BRRR! From September on, as a tropical transplant to the Netherlands, I’m focused on one thing: surviving fall and winter. My weapons of choice tend to be cozy knits, thick socks, fluffy sweaters… […]

5 Ways to Enjoy Villa Massa Limoncello (Who Knew?)

On my recent trip to Sorrento to visit Villa Massa, makers of quality Italian limoncello since 1880, I drank more limoncello in 48 hours than I’ve had in my entire life. Just ask the Lemon Squad—my fellow travellers Dish Tales, Manify, City Guys, and Grazia […]


Let’s cozy up at the new Bij de Bruin in Rotterdam

When you step inside the pre-war space of Bij De Bruin you are entering one of the oldest parts of Rotterdam and one of the coziest new spaces in town. Owners Patrick and Miquel were waiting with open arms and a glass of Prosecco as […]

Fresh flavors at PARK Cafe-Restaurant Amsterdam

When I’m told to plant my dinner invitation after receiving it in the mail, I’m definitely intrigued. The invitation is now sprouting little green leaves, a perfect teaser of all things good, green and growing at PARK Cafe-Restaurant at the Hotel Arena in Oosterpark. Hotel Arena’s […]

Food | Sicilian Summer at 5&33 Amsterdam

There’s nothing like a Sicilian summer—and after spending three delicious weeks in Sicily last summer, I think I know what I’m talking about! Three weeks just wasn’t enough time to explore this stunning island in the south of Italy. But it was just enough time to […]


De Beren Rotterdam, reopened their doors after a big make-over.

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon the boy and I wined and dined ourselves at the newly reopened and reinvented ‘De Beren’ in the theatre district of Rotterdam. Having already heard a number of things about the 33 year old Rotterdam born restaurant chain, I went […]

Curtain Club Amsterdam | Cocktail season is open!

So it’s almost the end of April, and it’s freezing and hailing. When it feels like we’re stuck in a neverending winter, what are we supposed to do? You read my mind. Drink cocktails, of course! Put aside, for the moment, the cozy comfort of coffee or tea. There’s nothing […]

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10 Best places for coffee in Amsterdam

People often ask me for my favourite place to drink coffee. The problem is, there isn’t just one. There are so many good ones and they all serve a proper coffee. Each one has their own thing, why I like to visit them. So here […]