BERLINALE 2018: WHERE TO STAY, WHAT TO SEE

It’s time for flashes, magic and big screens. One of the most beloved events in Berlin begins this week. The Berlin International Film Festival, also known as Berlinale, brings to the city many of the current most celebrated talents of the 7th … Continue reading

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HOW TO FLIRT IN GERMAN

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and spring is not too far away… Time to up the flirting game! And we don’t mean the left and right swiping. We mean real life courtship! And what better way than for a Berlin’s friendliest hostel then … Continue reading

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THE BEST BERLIN TOURS

Berlin is a multiple city with many sides. So many that for visitors it can get hard to decide where to start. Different crazy history chapters. A heterogeneous architecture landscape. From the old town, to the alternative scene, by the … Continue reading

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Why study in Berlin?

Cheap beers, culture galore, world-famous festivals, the best underground club scene, three great universities – plenty of reasons why you should study in Berlin for one or more semesters! But if you need some more convincing, we asked the students … Continue reading

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Urban Nomads: a series about the world’s top cities to visit before you settle down

Concrete jungles are for many restless travelers the ideal destination. Only in those can thirsty urban adventurers find what moves them the most: excitement. As big-city-kids ourselves the Amstel House has prepared something special on the topic. Urban Nomads: a … Continue reading

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Inspiring TED TALKS on travel

At Amstel House Berlin we have been a huge fan of TED talks ever since sir Ken Robinson explained why Schools Kill all Creativity (must watch!) in 2006. Over the years we’ve installed the TED Talks app on our phone … Continue reading

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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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5 things you didn’t know about the Berlin wall

So most people know that the Berlin Wall separated the communist East from the democratic West for nearly 30 years. And that on the night of 9 November 1989 the border suddenly opened. But here are 5 things you didn’t … 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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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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