Travel movies to inspire

In the week of Berlinale the Amstel House listed 10 beautiful movies to inspire you on your next trip.   Travelling is an act of freedom. By crossing unfamiliar ways we get to know other cultures, new people and ourselves. … Continue reading

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Best gift ideas for travelers

So your friend is embarking on an adventure and you and your mates want to give him/her a little something special. Not too heavy. Not too big. Something that’s fun, useful or entertaining. Preferably all of the above. We have … Continue reading

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Travelling is the ultimate personal development boost

We all want to become a more wonderful version of ourselves. There are retreats, conferences, books, courses and websites galore that claim to help you with that. Turns out travelling does all sorts of amazing things for your personal growth. … Continue reading

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Berlinale 2017 – The Berlin International Film Festival

It is time for red carpet, flashes and the best moving pictures. Berlinale 2017 – The Berlin International Film Festival is about to start. Beginning on 9th of February Berlin will live 10 days of celebration of the seventh art. The … Continue reading

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Dutch Pancake Night with Robin Vogelaar

The Amstel House had the pleasure to host the Dutch Pancake Party with Robin Vogelaar in Berlin. Two Saturdays ago the Amstel House team got very surprised – and in the best way! After exchanging some emails with Robin Vogelaar … Continue reading

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how to pick a great hostel (and not the average. Or worse…)

Hostels. They’re all unique in their own way. That’s their charm and what separates them from chain hotels (besides the bill..) that have the same bar of soap wherever you go around the world. But how to pick a great … Continue reading

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TRAVELING SOLO – TIPS FOR SINGLE TRAVELERS (2)

Traveling solo can be miles out of your comfort zone. What happens when I don’t meet any nice people to hang out with? And it would be so weird having to eat by myself in a restaurant! All these worries … Continue reading

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Transmediale 2017 – Ever elusive

  A Festival of our time – and of the ones to come! It is time for Transmediale, the Berlin based festival that invites us every year to explore, understand and re-think the new connections between art, culture, and technology. … Continue reading

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TRAVELING SOLO – TIPS FOR SINGLE TRAVELERS (1)

Let’s be honest. Traveling solo requires a different mind set than travelling with a friend or partner. Without a partner in crime, it can be hard at times but it can also be life changing ah-mazing! No safety net. Just you! … Continue reading

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Top 10 Berlin architectures buildings

TV Tower With 368m the Fernsehturm is the fourth tallest freestanding structure in Europe. Its sphere consist in a visitor platform and a revolving restaurant, which rotates every 30 minutes giving visitors an astonishing view over Berlin. It was designed … Continue reading

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