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A little Guide to Utrecht

The bigger, the better. That’s my name of the game when it comes to cities at least. Amsterdam, however, is so full of tourists most of the time that I quite often feel the need to take a short getaway. This weekend that mini-break led me to Utrecht. And I can’t put it differently: I fell deeply in love. My starting point was, of course, a coffee spot. And it was a good one! Entering The Village Coffee & Music, I instantly felt thrown back to my summer in Brooklyn two years ago. Unplastered brick walls, big ventilators and incredibly tasty cookies: I can’t imagine a café more perfect than this. After one day now I’m seriously considering driving all the way from Amsterdam to Utrecht just to sit down in this place again. Right next to The Village Coffee & Music a cute little shop called PUHA sells beautiful and unique dresses, leather bags, accessories and adorable jewellry. Prices are a little higher here, but the quality is most probably worth it. Plus, this boutique leaves you …

A stroll through De 9 Straatjes – Part I

My biggest hobby: Becoming a local. When it comes to city trips I’m eager to explore the places locals go to. When it comes to my own home town I’m happy to be the person who tries out that brand-new coffee house around the corner, to find the best pizza place in town and those secret little spots that offer you the concentrated charge of a city’s spirit while being entirely remote the (tourist) masses. Amsterdam is a completely charming place to explore new spots. It’s so small that tourist paths and local paths often intertwine. Which makes it exhausting some times yet delightfully challenging at the same time. With my office located right in picturesque Keizersgracht, my first little centre is a hotspot itself. However, next to crowded cafés and popular fashion brands you find De 9 Straatjes, cute streets alongside the Canal Belt. Last week’s springy weekend invited me to a stroll through the 9 Straatjes and the Canal Belt. Here’s an excerpt from it: Coffee at Caffè il Momento. It’s very busy outside …

Burger Begehren

Two days ago Otto’s Burger opened up just around our street, so it was about time to check it out! A lover of sixties and industrial design, I fell in love with the raw architecture of this place: run-down walls, copper pipes and academic chairs. It seems most burger diners opening in Hamburg lately bank on the retro charm. However, it’s not the interior deciding about the quality of this place, of course, but the burgers. They were good. No more, no less. The taste of my Mixed Vegetarian Burger was well adjusted. I especially loved all the beetroot on it. All in all, it was yummy but not too special. The “normal” fries (unfortunately they didn’t have sweet potato fries in the afternoon) were pretty solid, though. Homemade, crunchy and salty. That’s how I like them. As Otto’s Burger has just opened, I suppose they yet have to warm up a little. I’ll give them the time they need. Because I love burgers way too much. And this place is literally just around the corner. …