Category: Netherlands

Experience Andre Rieu live with eWaterways and luxury river cruiser Royal Crown

Experience Andre Rieu live with eWaterways and luxury river cruiser Royal Crown

eWaterways has expanded its luxury cruise portfolio with the addition of five-star river yacht Royal Crown. The luxury cruiser renowned for its private members’ club feel will begin a new European sailing programme with eWaterways this month that includes a unique opportunity to see André Rieu, the internationally renowned Dutch violinist and composer, perform an […]

The top 10 most utterly unforgettable hotel rooms

The top 10 most utterly unforgettable hotel rooms

Tripadvisor has come up with its top 10 utterly unforgettable hotel rooms. Here we provide you with their somewhat Euro-centric list, links to each hotel where we can, and links to pictures of the rooms as shown on Tripadvisor’s site. 1. Utter Inn, Vasteras, Sweden – see the room 2. Abali Gran Sultanato, Palermo, Italy […]

Europe's top 5 luxury hotels

Europe’s top 5 luxury hotels

If you’re planning a trip anywhere in Europe and looking to really indulge yourself in complete luxury, there are many great hotels out there that can attend to your every need. Here are some of the best. 1. Casa Fuster, Barcelona The Casa Fuster is popular with many travellers as this gives you a real […]

Cheese tasting at the Reypenaer Tasting Rooms in Amsterdam

We stepped out of one of the ubiquitous Amsterdam canal boats onto the cobblestone path which ran beside the scenic canal. Many-leveled warehouses with big windows which had been converted to homes and apartments overlooked the canal and hundreds of bikes – the transportation of choice in Amsterdam – lined the streets. But we didn’t […]

Top 10 trendy European hotels

Top 10 trendy European hotels

Looking for something a little bit different? Tripadvisor have shortlisted their top 10 trendy European hotels (and there’s a few trendy websites here that you might like to peruse, too!). Would you agree with their list? Is there a hotel that you think deserves to be on the list but isn’t? Please post a comment […]

Wine tasting experience as you cruise through Europe

Wine tasting experience as you cruise through Europe

If tasting fabulous wines, listening to knowledgeable wine experts, touring world-famous wineries and vineyards as you relax and cruise along the calm Rhine and Mosel Rivers in Europe sounds like the perfect vacation for you, I recommend you experience the same wine-tasting cruise from which I just returned. Boarding the luxurious yet wonderfully comfortable MS […]

The top 5 strangest hotels in the world

The top 5 strangest hotels in the world

We’ve scoured the Web to bring you some of the most unusual hotels out there. They not all that luxurious but curious nonetheless and so I think worthy of a mention on any travel blog due to their quirky nature. Free Spirit Spheres, Canada Seemingly floating among the treetops, you could be forgiven for thinking […]

Top 10 destinations in Europe

Top 10 destinations in Europe

According to Tripadvisor, the top 10 destinations in Europe are currently: 1. Monte-Carlo, Monaco 2. Heidelberg, Germany 3. Salzburg, Austria 4. Florence, Italy 5. Lucerne, Switzerland 6. Venice, Italy 7. Siena, Italy 8. Rome, Italy 9. Hamburg, Germany 10. Amsterdam, The Netherlands Are there any notable omissions in the list, do you think? Where would […]

What’s ‘The One Thing’ you need to see, do or taste in your favourite cities?

Charley Boorman (of Long Way Round fame) is bold enough to offer his own recommendations. The actor has teamed up with American Express to suggest ‘The One Thing‘ you should do when you visit Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Edinburgh. Think you know these cities well? His recommendations are surprisingly savvy and inventive. You can watch […]

The best airport in the world

The best airport in the world

The results of the World Airport Awards from Skytrax are out. Congratulations go to Incheon International Airport in Seoul which beat last year’s winner (Hong Kong International Airport) into second place.   The top 10 were as follows: 1. Incheon International Airport 2. Hong Kong International Airport 3. Singapore Changi 4. Zürich 5. München 6. […]

A new brand is born: Franklyn Hotels and Resorts

A new brand is born: Franklyn Hotels and Resorts

A new hotel brand – Franklyn Hotels and Resorts – has been launched. Formerly Stein Hotels and Resorts, Franklyn will build upon Stein’s fundamental strengths, but  will  seek a wider geographic platform with a portfolio  that focuses  on iconic, emblematic properties situated in areas of great natural or urban interest. So far they have city […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… The travel collection from Nature & Kind Relax in the elegance of Amsterdam’s College Hotel 180 degrees from ordinary: Windstar Cruises Experience Flexjet fractional ownership

The best bed in the world?

The best bed in the world?

How important is a really good quality bed to you?   It’s an issue that I’ve paid attention to more and more in recent times (my wife had a slipped disc that required surgery, just over 12 months ago) and so I was interested to hear that the Vi Spring is the bed of choice […]

Attitude Hotels

Founded by Pedro Castro, Attitude Hotels is a new hotel brand specifically geared towards gays and lesbians of a discerning nature. They offer a selection of over twenty-five hotels in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and the USA. By next year, the objective is to propose […]

What have you encountered on your luxury travels that you later purchased?

What have you encountered on your luxury travels that you later purchased?

Have you ever stayed somewhere, experienced something (however big or small), and thought to yourself “I must have one!”?   Whether it be a mattress or some bedding, a bathrobe or some soap, or something else, we want to hear your recommendations! Recently I purchased a room fragrance from  Linari, which I first became aware […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Low priced private jet travel from Jump Jet Enjoy the culinary sensation that is Oud Sluis Discover the warmth of Barcelona at Hotel Majestic On an island off Mombasa, The Funzi Keys