Turn of an Era

Philipp Franck BADENDE KNABEN AN DER HAVEL

Philipp Franck: BADENDE KNABEN AN DER HAVEL

The first decades of the 20th century came to Berlin as crazy and hectic news. The World War I, the German Revolution and the beginning of the Weimer Republic happened all during this short period of history. As a voice of its time, the art scene of the city was loud, revolutionary and fast transforming and the affluence of such cultural production gave space to a flood of artistic movements. Continue reading

BACKPACKERS RECIPES – FREE PRINTABLE COOK BOOK issue 03

BACKPACKERS RECIPESWe sure hope that by now we have stimulated your tastebuds to the max, but to make the backpackers recipes collection complete; here’s our third mini cook book full of yummy and easy backpacker recipes. Download and print for yourself or use it as a gift for a friend who will leave for a travel adventure soon! If you missed the first issue, you can download it here, the second mini cook book can be found here. Continue reading

Computer Games Museum

Computerspielemuseum, compuer games, berlin, museum

© Computerspielemuseum

Fans of computer games: Berlin has your perfect playground. With a huge German name, the Computerspielemuseum – in English Computer Games Museum – offers rare original exhibits, playable classics and a number of media installations that allow you to explore the world of the homo ludens digitalis, its culture and history. Known as the first institution to ever present a durable exhibition on the theme of digital entertainment, the museum has since 2011 the “Computer games. The evolution of a medium” as its permanent, besides many other special exhibitions in its unique program. Continue reading

For the bike lovers

Berlin Bicycle Week

© Berliner Fahrradschau 2015

The Berlin Bicycle Week started yesterday to celebrate the cycling culture. Until Sunday the 20th numerous more than 60 events, bicycle races, workshops and a fair will gather the lovers of the two-wheeled vehicle, focus on the bike as part of a social and healthy life style.

The highlight will be the Berliner Fahrradschau from 18th to the 20th of March, known as worlds leading bicycle lifestyle show for the public and industry. More than 300 exhibiters will be present – among them well known international Brands such as Specialized, Cannondale, Trek, and Rapha, and trendy urban brands like Schindelhauer, Brooks, and Van Moof. Urban lifestyle is of course part of the program. Continue reading

BACKPACKERS RECIPES – FREE PRINTABLE COOK BOOK issue 02

EASY BACKPACKERS RECIPES 02And another culinary gift from the Amstel House; here’s our second mini cook book full of yummy and easy backpackers recipes. All you need is an A4 printer and a pair of scissors and you can create your mini backpackers cook book with 6 delish meals. Bonus: Continue reading

MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues

Maerzfestival – Festival for Time Issues

© Maria Baranova

Time is a fascinating mystery that has been attracting the humankind since its early thoughts. Philosophers have questioned it and writers’ve romanced about it. Religious have made it their god while artists their muse. Science has proved its relativity and every one of us has undergone it in ourselves.  But what is the meaning of time in our time? Continue reading

BACKPACKERS RECIPES – FREE PRINTABLE COOK BOOK issue 01

EASY RECIPES FOR BACKPACKERSExciting news! We noticed that our guests enjoy cooking in our snazzy kitchen but could use some inspiration in the recipe department… So we decided to publish our backpackers recipes in four free printable cook books! Download the first issue here. All you need is an A4 printer and a pair of scissors and your set for the first 6 delish meals. Bonus: Continue reading

What our guests think about us?

It was a typical Friday afternoon at the Amstel House with its acclaimed ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BURGER BBQ. Our guests war warming up for the Berlin night, drinking beers and cocktails at the bar during happy hour. One of our staff member – the already famous character Federico Gomitolo – decided the join his more than funny sympathy with his talent for film making. His mission: find out what our guests think about us. Here you get to see the result:

Last chance to check out the Botticelli Renaissance

Run! It is the last chance to check out the Botticelli Renaissance. This unique exhibition at the Berliner Gemäldegalerie gathers pieces inspired by the work of the acclaimed Italian painter Sandro Botticelli signed by master artists such as from Dante Gabriele Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, René Magritte, Elsa Schiaparelli, Andy Warhol and Bill Viola. Continue reading

Berlin’s Good Bye to David Bowie

David BowieBerlin and David Bowie had a legendary three years love affair, marking each other for ever. After crazy times in L.A the Pop Star headed to Berlin in 1976 running away from drugs and looking for inspiration. Here he found “the greatest cultural extravaganza that one could imagine” as he described. With Berlin as his new muse Bowie lived his most productive and creative time, which resulted in a trio of albums that became famous as his Berlin Trilogy: Low, Heroes and Lodger. Continue reading