dinsdag 21 mei 2019

Travel: Gatsby Hotel Blankenberge

This weekend we were offered a night in the Gatsby Hotel in Blankenberge by Hotelspecials. This is a four stars hotel in the middle of Blankenberge. Centre and beach are only 100m from the hotel. Very convenient, this way you can do everything walking. The hotel also has a private parking, which has to be reserved  in advance.

Last year the hotel was completely renewed, all of this in “Great Gatsby” style. Very different from what we are used to, but very fun to do. I have to say the hotel has exceeded my expectations. The rooms are really big, just like the very luxurious bathroom with bath and shower. The bathroom is certainly the eyecatcher of the room. Also important: the king size bed is very comfortable. The minibar filled with cola and water is included in the price.

In each hotel I always look forward to the breakfast. A good stay is never complete without a good breakfast. Like everything in the Gatsby, the breakfast didn’t disappoint. There was alot of choice and everything was very tasty. Lots of different breads and baguettes, many spreads, cornflakes, eggs and bacon, everything you want. All of it are wellknown brands, like Nutella and Kellog’s. 
I would highly recommend the Gatsby Hotel to everyone, I’m convinced it’s one of the best hotels in Blankenberge.

What to do in Blankenberge?

We’ve mostly enjoyed the sun and the sea. Nice food in one of the many restaurants on the promenade, a drink in a beachbar and a walk at the harbour. There’s also Sea Life and the Serpentarium, both very close to the hotel and very worth a visit. In the evening you can go for a gamble at the Casino, which is situated on the promenade. You certainly won’t be bored in Blankenberge!

maandag 6 mei 2019

Travel: Chocolate Nation & Octave Antwerp

Antwerp has a new hotspot! The largest Belgian chocolate museum in the world has recently opened in Antwerp. I was invited to visit the museum, and I can assure you that it is certainly worth a visit. It is not a boring, typical museum but really very modern and quite an experience. You can literally lick your fingers. Not only do you get to know all about chocolate and its origins, you can also try all the delicious tastes and you can even see live how they make pralines. It's really a very nice museum with several nice photo corners.

After (or before) your visit to the museum, I can certainly recommend you to go to the next-door restaurant Octave. You can have a nice lunch or dinner, or just have a nice drink with a bite and enjoy the very nice interior. Tip: Be sure to try the fresh bitter balls with mustard ganache. You can never believe that bitter balls with a chocolate sauce can be so delicious!

dinsdag 30 april 2019

Travel: Amsterdam w. AmsLux

A while ago I discovered AmsLux on Instagram. Everything you need and want to do in Amsterdam, they arrange it for you. Super easy, because you don't have to plan or look for yourself. You can simply enjoy your trip to Amsterdam without any worries. My boyfriend and my wanted to celebrate our 7th anniversary, the perfect moment to spend the weekend in Amsterdam

AmsLux booked The Fletcher Hotel for us. A beautiful 4 star hotel just out off the centre of Amsterdam. The hotel is a large glass tower, quite impressive. We had a room on the 14th floor with an impressive view. The welcome was also very good. Our room was decorated with rose petals and balloons and a personalised note. AmsLux thinks of everything. The hotel also features a Sky Restaurant and a beautiful Sky bar with panoramic views of Amsterdam. 

We went for a nice lunch in the centre. The first day we chose Tinner, right in the centre with a nice terrace. The French toast is really the best there.
The next day we went to visit The corner Bakery in Amsterdam Oud Zuid, they have several establishments all over the city. The food here is delicious and all very Instagram proof! Think of freakshakes, pancakes with lots of fresh fruit, tasty avo toast. Something for everyone! Mr. Stacks is also a place to visit if you like to eat pancakes. You can take the name very literally, you really get a stack of pancakes!