Top 10 destinations in 2013

Here are our top 10 destinations in 2013. We selected places that have a lot of history and culture, or natural beauty. Plan early because some destinations, such as Burma, have limited hotel availability. (1) Burma The country is opening up to the outside world and sanctions against it are being dropped. It is much easier […]

Hotel Droog: sleep, dine, shop, eat at this cool boutique hotel in Amsterdam

Located in the oldest historic district of Amsterdam, Hotel Droog is a hip new boutique hotel that promises to overturn the concept of a hotel. The goal is to provide guests with a place to shop, eat, stroll (in a garden), attend a lecture series, drink and finally sleep. It features the Droog Store, Gallery, Dining Room, […]

Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam: luxury hotel near Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum

Conservatorium Hotel is the newest in luxury accommodations in Amsterdam. It is located close to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and to the high-end shopping street, P.C. Hooftstraat. Opened in 2012, the hotel occupies the famous site of Amsterdam’s former Sweelinck music conservatorium which was built at the end of the 19th century. The Concertgebouw […]

Mint Hotel opens in Amsterdam: central location, great views of the city

A new hotel has opened in Amsterdam, only a few minutes walk from the Central Station and Dam Square, and almost next door to one of my favourite places in the city — the Central Library. The hotel is called Mint Hotel (part of a small hotel chain in the UK) and it has 553 […]

Haagsche Suites: luxurious B&B guesthouse in The Hague, Netherlands

If you are looking for an opulent, intimate place to stay in The Hague, look no further than the Haagsche Suites, a 3-suite guesthouse owned by Guido van den Elshout. Set in a meticulously restored historic townhouse, the B&B features traditional design mixed with modern sophisticated touches. The individually decorated suites are spacious (75 square […]

Kamer 01: stylish bed and breakfast in Amsterdam

If you are looking for a bed and breakfast in the center of Amsterdam, check out Kamer 01, a stylish B&B located in a renovated house built in the late 1500s on the Singel canal. The B&B is only two blocks away from the Flower Market and it is in an area filled with wonderful […]

Hotel Inntel Zaandam: quirky design hotel outside Amsterdam

With an exterior that resembles the façades of traditional Dutch houses stacked on top of one another, the Inntel Hotel in Zaandam, outside Amsterdam, has attracted a lot of attention not just from travelers but also from design publications. Most of the hotels on the periphery of Amsterdam, especially those near Schiphol Airport, are bland and […]