THE BEST SAUNAS IN BERLIN

At this time of the year it is important to give the body some boost and the head some rest. The winter weather can be discouraging, but a sauna day can fix you up. So pack the robe, the book … Continue reading

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What will be new at the Amstel House in 2018

We consider ourselves more than a hostel to crash in Berlin. Our biggest fun is to figure out amusing new things to offer to urban travelers, upgrading their experience in Berlin. In 2017 we cooked a lot of ideas, some … Continue reading

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Tips: what to do in Rome

Legendary history, colossal architecture and genius art. Rome is an open air museum. The city is so wealthy and well preserved that by walking around travelers get to feel the layers of time, the chapters of history. Another of its … Continue reading

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best art house cinemas in Berlin

If there’s one city in Europe that has cult status when it comes to movies, cinephiles and cinemas, it’s Berlin. From underground GDR art-house cinemas to more fancy and well known arthouse cinemas in the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin has … Continue reading

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The best places to go Christmas shopping in Berlin

Coming to Berlin before the Holidays? Why not use the time to get some Christmas shopping too? The German capital offers different kinds of shopping experiences, creative stores and an unique holidays spirit. The Amstel House has prepared a list … Continue reading

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Tips for a family trip to Berlin

Planning your next holidays with the clan to the german capital? We have the best tips for a family trip to Berlin. From accommodation to outside activities, we thought of everything.

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Berlin architecture – a city guide

From the geometric shapes of the Jewish Museum to the shiny TV Tower, Berlin is a true oasis for architecture lovers. Former architects like Van der Rohe and Aalto and contemporary creators like Rem Koolhaas have left their mark on Berlin … 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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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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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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