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Relax in the city (spatime)

By | Have a good time, Uncategorized

In the Amsterdamse Bos (forrest) you can Discover what rest and relaxation can do for  if you visit the Spa Sport Hotel Zuiver. Now the cold days are comming warm up in the saunas, submerge yourself in one of our aroma baths or whirlpools, take a dive into the swimming pool and recline on one of our lounge beds in the clean forest air.

Spa facilities offer everything you need for a relaxing day in Amsterdam. Spa Zuiver has it’s 10 years anniversary. And to celebrate this they have great offers at the moment.




The AWAY Spa is a true hidden gem in the heart of Amsterdam and a award winning WET spa. They have a whirlpool/jacuzzi , Japanese fire bath and ice plunge golden pool set.  the spa is located in the Spuitstraat and is a part of the W hotel. In the same building you can also have dinner at The Duchess




Located  in the Conservatorium hotel

Akasha boasts seven treatment rooms, including a double treatment suite, and offers some of the finest signature spa treatments in Amsterdam, marrying innovative Western practices with ancient Eastern traditions. There is a private Hammam for purifying scrubs and massages. Akasha also holds Amsterdam’s only Watsu pool for tailored hydro-treatments and guided meditation.



Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)

By | Events

The Amsterdam Dance Event is a music conference, festival and meeting point for the creative industry focused on electronic music and has been taking place in Amsterdam in October since 1995. ADE consists of the ADE By Day and ADE By Night program.

Oct. 16 – Oct. 20 2019 ADE the biggest Dance event of the year starting in Amsterdam October 2019. 2500 artists, 600 speakers, 1000 events in 200 venues. Immerse into five days and nights of electronic music culture. Here is A selection of artists:

Yoga in the city top 5

By | Have a good time, Sports and Activities, Uncategorized
Equal Yoga: Here you can follow hot yoga classes. This is an extra intensive form of yoga, where the temperature can rise to 40 degrees! Highly recommended if you like a spicy yoga class.
Movements Yoga: You can go to this yoga school as a beginner, but also if you have more experience you have come to the right place. There are different classes,Hot or normal one something for everyone.  Afterwards you can cool down in the beautiful garden they even have a shower outside.  
Delight Yoga: Here you can practice all kinds of yoga in a beautiful, stylish space. The doors are open to everyone thanks to the various yoga programs. After class you can enjoy a good cup of tea afterwards. There are several locations in Amsterdam, so there is a good chance that one is close to you!
Hot Flow Yoga:This yoga studio offers bikram yoga at various locations in Amsterdam. The studios are heated by means of infrared radiation, which in turn has a positive effect on your muscles! They are now in the Jordaan, Rivierenbuurt and Oud-Zuid.
Volksyoga: Yoga with a view! Outdoor sports is better anyway. Add to that a beautiful view and it can’t go wrong at all. At the Volkshotel you can practice your favorite hobby on the roof terrace of the Volkshotel (if the weather permits, otherwise it is inside). In the morning or in the evening? That choice is yours. We assure you a unique experience!



Going to the Gym in Amsterdam

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In Amsterdam there is a fast way of living.

The work hard, play hard mentality is very normal in this city. But to maintain this lifestyle you should keep your body healthy and fit. Lucky for us there are a lot of choices and different kind of ways to work out. You can go solo or have a HIIT class with a group of people for example.

If you are an expat and don’t want to have a longterm membership you can use the Onefit or Classpass app. These are two ways to discover your favorite workout in your area. A hot yoga class or a kickboxing class for example. You can even invite friends and share a class.

When you are on a business trip or vacation you can get a week membership at Gym Nomad.

Do you prefer a normal gym where you can go to the same location everyday? Here are a couple of good suggestions to try:

Club Sportive

Basic Fit 

Train more  


OV Chip Tips (public transport)

By | Traveling, Uncategorized

Purchase an OV-chip

With an OV-chipkaart in your pocket, you no longer need to think about separate tickets: you will pay for all your public-transport journeys with your OV-chipkaart! You load the card with credit in euros or add a travel product to it, such as a single journey, a monthly pass for commuting or a season ticket. Then you can start travelling!

Personal OV-chipkaart

€ 7,50
  • suitable for passes and age discounts
  • load credit automatically
  • online overview to journeys made and costs paid
  • possibility to block in case of loss or theft
  • valid for 5 years

Anonymous OV-chipkaart

  • can be used by more than one person (not at the same time)
  • can be purchased i.a. at stations, at counters of operators, in newsagents and in supermarkets
  • online overview of journeys and costs
  • valid for five years from date of production
  • recommended price € 7,50

There are also brand new devices to upload your credits with touch screen and WIFI swipe options to pay.

Have a look on the website where you can buy the OV chip online

This way it is much easier and faster so you will not mis the metro.


On the website of the GVB you can always look up your journey. And find out if there are any schedules changes.

For example during the school vacation period, 14 July through 24 August, schools are closed and many people are on vacation. There is less traffic affecting public transport, especially in the rush hours.

they will also run on a summer timetable this year. Trams, buses, and metros will run less often.

In Amsterdam You can travel by bus, tram, metro, train and ferry.


It is even possible to rent a NS bike for 24 hours for only 3,85  if you are at a station.





De Parade

By | Events

The Parade travelling theatre festival returns every summer to tour the Netherlands with a rich array of artistic surprises.

The festival kicks off in Rotterdam and stops in The Hague and Utrecht before making its way to our fair city, rolling into Amsterdam’s Martin Luther Kingpark in August.

starting tomorrow!

It is a great way to start you FRIYAY the 9th of August.


You can dance in the Silent disco or make your own dutch little pancakes called ”poffertjes,” Have liters of Sangria or other cocktails at the Sangria-Bar.


Good tip is to be there early because there will be a long line or you can order tickets upfront.


Have a look on there website:


De parade tickets for the Theatre and performance.




Beach days ahead

By | Have a good time

Zandvoort aan zee Places to go.

From Sunday 23 June to October 2019 there is something new to experience at the beach at Zandvoort.
Panache ala playa from the owners of Panache Amsterdam.

There is a very Relaxed environment an a lot of enthousiastic


Other hot spots in Zandvoort nearby Panache ala playa are
Hippie Fish, Ubuntu and Tijn Akersloot at this place it is possible to go during the whole year and eat till midnight.

All beach club’s are Located on the Boulevard Paulus Loot.


Bernie’s Beachclub 

For a holiday in your own country,
choose Bernie’s Beach Club this summer,
located on Boulevard Barnaart in Zandvoort. (Nearby Bloemendaal)
With its own parking area, sun beds and two private swimming pools, you can enjoy the season in peace.

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