There is something magical about summer, wether it’s the long nights spent outside or the way the sun streams through the windows in the early morning. Enjoy the most lovely time of the year with one of those inspirational gateway.
Yoking past and future, Tokyo dazzles with its traditional culture and passion for everything new.
Paris’ monument-lined boulevards, museums, classical bistros and boutiques are enhanced by a new wave of multimedia galleries, creative wine bars, design shops and tech start-ups.
When the city sizzles in summer, lisboêtas don’t have to go far to keep their cool. Enchanting beaches lie north and south of the capital. There are also rippling woods brushed with pine and eucalyptus, marshy reserves where bottlenose dolphins splash, hills studded with fanciful palaces, and limestone cliffs where dinosaurs left their footprints 150 million years ago all within an hour of the capital.
Explore the best of Bangkok on a private tour that takes in the highlights and gives you a glimpse ate local life. Visit hidden gems, food havens and Buddhist temples by tuk tuk, boat and on foot. End at local cafe for a refreshing drink.
Kyoto is old Japan writ large: atmospheric temples, sublime gardens, traditional teahouses and geisha scurrying to secret liaisons.
One of the world’s most visited cities, London has something for everyone. From history and culture to fine food and good times.
Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world class drinking and dining scene.
Over the last decade Seoul has worked hard to soften its industrial hard edges into an appealing urban ideal of parks, culture and design. Glass, concrete and steel are crafted into natural forms at the spectacular Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park and City Hall. The popularity of the beautifully landscaped parks alongside the central Cheong-gye stream and the Han River has spurred on the creation of more green spaces and cycle routes. Join Seoulites enjoying time out shopping in stylish boutiques and drinking at cool cafes and convivial bars.
Osaka is not a pretty city in the conventional sense though it does have a lovely river cutting through the centre but it packs more colour than most. The acres of concrete are cloaked in dazzling neon, shopfronts are vivid, unabashed cries for attention. This is not a city that prefers to dress all in black.
Above all, Osaka is a city that loves to eat. It’s unofficial slogan is kuidaore ( eat until you drop). It really shines in the evening, when it seems that everyone is out for a good meal and a good time.
A heady mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s hot blooded capital is one of the world’s most romantic and inspiring cities.
We all have two choices, We can make a living or we can design a life.
Amsterdam, It’s the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands. Its status as the capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands, although it is not the seat of the government, which is The Hague. Amsterdam has a population of 851,373 within the city proper, 1,351,587 in the urban area, and 2,410,960 in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country but is not its capital, which is Haarlem. The metropolitan area comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 8 million.
Most people in The Netherlands own a bicycle because it’s a pretty easy way to get around this generally flat country. Even when cars came within the reach of most people, the bicycle remained popular and city planners have made the cars fit around the bikes, not the other way around. But for the visitor unaccustomed to so many bikes it presents a few hazards to being a pedestrian. There’s another reason why people ride bikes a lot in the Netherlands, fuel is expensive and there is a general urging to stop relying on cars in certain areas.
Otherwise, getting around the Netherlands should be fairly easy. It’s a small country, so trips are short and public transportation like buses and rail are well maintained and easy to navigate. Lines run frequently and pre-arranged tickets are rarely needed. The entire country is governed by one-fare system to make things simple. In June 2011 they phased out the old strippenkaart, literally a strip of cards you stamped onboard a tram and replaced them with a credit card-style smart card called the OV-chipkaart. It’s an electronic card with a built-in chip for use on all public transport in Amsterdam including buses, trams and metros. The card can be topped up with credit in euros. You can get unimited travel throughout Amsterdam on its trams, trains and buses for 24 hours from as little as 7 Euros. Or use the card to travel for a week, or a whole season.
Like in any major city, rogue locals will try to scam an unsuspecting tourist in Amsterdam. If you remain smart, wary and alert, you should have a trouble-free visit.
Visitors to the Netherlands posting on a popular travel forum say some individuals may pretend to be police officers and question you over drug possession or counterfeit currency.
This is preying on a widespread fear in Europe that the central currency, the Euro, is easily forged and put into circulation. There was a flood of fake 100Euro notes in the Netherlands in 2004 and many businesses in smaller towns stopped accepting them – you may still find some reluctance.
Here’re some tips on spotting a fake Euro note:
Amsterdam can seem like a wonderland for adult pleasure, depending on what you are into. From the liberal drug policy to the sex for sale in the windows, you can find a party here if you want to. Amsterdam, known for its Red Light District planned to ban foreigners from its (in) famous coffee shops, where you can order dope straight up or cloaked in a milkshake. Just as the new “locals only” laws came into effect there was a change of government. Although technically speaking you need a weed pass to purchase, the government has ordered that the police not enforce the law. Drugs and scantily clad prostitutes can make for an interesting environment. Never take pictures of women posing or doing other activities in the red windows unless you want your camera taken from you. Also don’t focus on drugs at the expense of monitoring your alcohol. Travellers to Amsterdam and other cities in the Netherlands have reported possibly being drugged at hotel bars and nightclubs. Many of these drugs are colourless and odourless, but produce fatigue, nausea and confusion. Do not leave your drink unattended or let a stranger buy you a drink.
There is a major scam surrounding accommodation booking which is big in Amsterdam, but you usually get taken before you arrive. It is possible to find short-term rentals and other housing opportunities using sites like Craigslist and Gumtree, but criminals are now posting bogus properties with a cheap price. You can narrow down which accommodations are suspect by simply reading the ad. Often, a scammer will use poor language, pictures that look too good to be true, and web sites with bad designs. These web sites often have very similar URLs to other rental ads. Asking the ad poster to inspect the accommodation or having a friend in the area inspect it will usually be met with a “no” if the ad is indeed a fake. The good thing with scams on the more popular listing sites is that savvy community members will often start forum threads saying which ads are scams or are suspected of being scams.
CitizenM Amsterdam, This hotel offers modern rooms with , free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen with free on-demand . includes designer lounges and is just under half a kilometer from the RAI Conference Centre.
Each room at citizenM Amsterdam has wall-to-wall windows and an extra-large bed with luxurious linen. With the Ipad minis, guest can modify room color, climate control, control the smart-TV and also adapt the blinds and black-out curtains. Guest can also bring and connect their own device. The bathroom facilities include a transparent pod with a rain shower in the room.
Amsterdam Zuid Train Station is a 5-minute walk from citizenM hotel. The Prinses Irenestraat tram stop is only 130 m from the hotel. It offers direct services to the center of the city including Dam Square in 25 minutes and Central Train Station in 30 minutes.
In the many living rooms at the hotel guests can use iMac computers and free printing facilities. Each of these rooms features a different atmosphere suitable for working, relaxing or meeting with friends.
Sandwiches, sushi and warm meals are available at canteenM. Freshly prepared coffee is also served by the in-house baristas. During the evening, guests can enjoy exotic cocktails, draft beers and champagne at the bar.
Zuideramstel is a great choice for travelers interested in convenient public transportation, shopping and old-town exploration.