Magnolia Hotel Amsterdam

A new boutique hotel in the Museum District of Amsterdam just opened it’s doors: The Neighbour’s Magnolia, named after the Magnolia tree in the neighbour’s garden. The hotel has 21 rooms, all with big comfy beds and decorated with furniture by HAY design. A godsend for visitors who want to stay at the most beautiful and central location of Amsterdam but pay a lower prize. And if you want to sip a €15 euro gin & tonic, you just go nextdoor to the fancy Conservatoriumhotel.
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Ree7

Another hot & hip lunch concept in the hustle and bustle of the nine little streets in Amsterdam. Ree7 is small and intimate (like every other place in the Jordaan) and serves freshly baked bread, homemade soups and tasty salads. It’s also the go-to place for a glass of wine and some cheese to end your shopping spree. But what truly enriches this popular Amsterdam neighborhood is the restaurant being open for dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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Bo Cinq

The populair bar and restaurant Bo Cinq, which opened it’s doors in 2009, has been re-decorating. The best feature is definitely the extremely long cocktail bar. On the menu is a mixture of tasty French and Arabic dishes. But you might as well skip dinner and order a cocktail. They are specialized in gin & tonics. L1004963-Edit L1003503-Edit

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Zenkichi

Restaurants in New York can get very crowded and rubbing shoulders with someone can get quite literal. Asian restaurant Zenkichi, part of Williamsburg bustling restaurant scene, has found the solution: every table is a private little booth made with bamboo screens. No wonder it’s been topping every “Most Romantic Restaurant” list. You have absolute privacy while you enjoy their amazing Omakase menu and play footsie with your date. Did we mention they offer more than 50 different sakes?

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Joe & The Juice

When visiting London last December we discovered Joe & The Juice, not knowing at the time that you can find this juice bar in several countries throughout Europe. Joe & The Juice is not just another Juice Bar. The inside of the store is dark and edgy, which gives it cool underground vibes, like sitting in a dark, underground rave bar (except you’re drinking juice instead of beer). They get extra credit for the fantastic names on the menu like ‘Hangover Heaven’ and ‘Go away Doc’. Ánd they serve super healthy salads and sandwiches.
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Hutspot

With two locations in Amsterdam, Hutspot is the newest, trendiest place to sip our Saturdaymorning coffee. Maybe even too trendy. Only go here if you’re not afraid of running into typical Amsterdam hipsters. That said, they do serve delicious coffee, sandwiches (served with potato chips) and cakes.
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Bar & Grill Marathonweg

From the same chef as Amsterdam’s fancy and trendy Lion Noir, there is now a new restaurant: Marathonweg.
It’s situated in the south area of Amsterdam, near the old olympic stadium. At this place, they have heard from gemutlichkeit before: candles, amazing flower pieces and cosy little tables and chairs. But not at the least they know how to cook. They serve good meat, and tasty fish, all grilled on a special charcoal grill. No complicated dishes or ingredients, but what they serve is simply good and tasty. But the best feature is without a doubt the huge sunny terrace which is open in summertime.
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Hotel U Prince Prague

Wandering through the streets of Prague in summer time can be exhausting. Not only is there so much to see; you have to make your way through hundreds and hundreds of tourists. For this reason we find it so refreshing to enter 5 star Hotel U Prince and take the elevator all the way to the rooftop, where you’ll find the best rooftop restaurant in town. It’s a win-win: more to see of Prague, less tourists. Add fine wine and a nice meal and you won’t feel bad to pay a little extra. A reservation is recommended, especially on the weekend.

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Moonpeak Espresso

A no-frills cafe in the middle of bustling McLeod Ganj and practically next door to the Dalai Lama’s home. In itself, Moonpeak Espresso isn’t spectacular. But in a tourist town filled with mediocre restaurants and with a lack of facilities, it’s a breath of fresh air. Free wifi, excellent (frozen) coffee, delicious baked goods and healthy & creative dishes such as poached chicken with lime, mango and coriander sauce. Watch the sun rise with an early-morning macchiato or enjoy a homemade lemon orange cake (or another item from the menu) while updating your travel blog. The cafe is part of the organization Moonpeak, which offers information about the area through its (online) magazine, organizes exhibitions and owns two restaurants.

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Maison Midi & Cafe Midi

Cafe Midi has it all: connected to the ever-exciting American Rag store and located within the awesome interior design store Maison Midi. When you need a break from browsing the large selection of designer and vintage wear next door, step into Midi for a quick croque monsieur amid an eclectic decor of beautifully crafted textiles, pottery, candles, pillows, furniture and cool gifts. You can choose to sit outside on the typical French sidewalk terrace or have your lunch inside this shopper’s paradise. One thing is for sure – you will not be able to leave Midi empty-handed.

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