TRAVELLING OVER THE HOLIDAYS

Visiting the in laws and chewing on a nine course Christmas dinner or go on a citytrip to Berlin with friends? Travelling over the holidays can be a bliss and doesn’t have to be expensive, stressful nor busy. Check out … Continue reading

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Where to go after Berlin

After some super fun days in Berlin it is always hard to leave the city. But the trip is not yet over. The backpacking has to go on! Time to find another amazing destiny. Not far from here are many … Continue reading

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STRESS FREE TRAVEL – 10 TIPS FROM FREQUENT TRAVELLERS

There are people that always seem chilled and relaxed when they go on a trip. And then, there’s the rest of us… We’ve asked around for some tips from frequent travelling folks surrounding us at the Amstel House Hostel Berlin … Continue reading

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The typical Berlin Food & Drink

Picture visitBerlin by Philip Koschel Long before the Berliner cuisine became this modern and contemporary fusion, the local classic consisted of a fast, rudimentary and simple kitchen. To accompany it herbs and apple-based drinks and – who could’ve guess – … Continue reading

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Tips and hot spots in Canggu – a Bali travel guide

As temperatures are falling in the Northern Hemisphere, a lot of us adventurers follow the sun to more tropical destinations. An Amstel House staff member booked a ticket to go surfing in Canggu (Bali) last week.  And she found a … Continue reading

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Best vintage markets in Berlin – favourite flea markets with vintage finds

Berlin is a paradise for lovers of vintage gems. Whether you’re in need of a vintage dress, antique teacups or a funky souvenir, you will find them (and many other vintage gems you didn’t think you needed but WANT…) at … Continue reading

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How to create the ultimate travel bucket list – What’s on yours?

People talk a lot about bucket lists. But did you ever actually make one? You should! For several reasons. First of all, they make you slow down and stop to think what you want to experience in your lifetime. Second, … Continue reading

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Hot spots New York –  hidden gems by a NY local

New York and Berlin are very much alike. While the former might show a bit more glitz and glamour, both cities burst with the same creative and entrepreneurial spirit. So let us take you on a tour along New York’s … Continue reading

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Berlin’s coolest hidden museums

Yes, exhibitions at the Pergamon Museum, Neues Museum and Museum Island will get most tourists’ attention and money.  But there are a few very interesting museums in Berlin that are under the radar yet definitely worth a visit! Lines will … Continue reading

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The best of East and Southeast Asian food in Berlin

Berlin contains a small sample of the world. Few cities are so cosmopolitan. By walking through its streets one rapidly notice that German is only one among the many languages to be heard around here. Each for a reason at … Continue reading

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