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Hoftuin – striving to make the city a bit more beautiful

Working on the Global Wellness Event NL 2016, we had several meetings in the Weesperstraat. And somehow we never before crossed over to the Hoftuin in the garden of the Hermitage, but now we did! A wonderful place, in the heart of the city, green and serene. A restaurant with a social vision…

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BBROOD – real Artisan Sourdough Bread

When aromas of freshly baked warm bread float into your nostrils, creating a longing for uncut, round Middle Age artisan breads, you might be in the neighbourhood of BBROOD. While walking near one of there shops, you easily smell your way.

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Rooftop Wellbeing at W Amsterdam

W Hotels debuted recently in the Netherlands with the opening of the W Amsterdam. We went to see it and it is breathtaking in every possible way. The hotel brings definitely the W brand’s distinctive New York energy that we love and know so well at ConsumingPassions.

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The Real Wine gum – Adult Luxury Food

Wine gums, with the real taste of wine but no alcohol, so simple, why did nobody think of that before? The Amsterdam based Mireille Reuling & Marleen Teters of VINOOS by AMS did. They tried to achieve, without actually drinking the wine, “The relaxed feel of the first sip of wine”. With great success!

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Conscious Hotels – Hip, friendly, green & fun

Conscious Hotels integrates sustainability into their offerings in exciting and inventive ways. Sustainability at Conscious Hotels is defined as minimizing the use of natural energy resources, water, waste and pollution. They offer their guests a positive choice supporting environmental care and charity.

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de Pasteibakkerij – Real Sausages

De Pasteibakkerij a small workplace for handmade charcuterie in which they process mostly ‘obsolescent’ parts of pigs that have been brought up with old-fashioned decency. They also make delicious sausages, terrines, rillettes and more, prepared with meat from animals that roam freely or are caught in the wild.

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Bar Brasserie Jefferson – contemporary creative

A standout in this creative neighborhood of Amsterdam, in between car showrooms, creative agencies and local producers. Bar Brasserie Jefferson is everything you’d hope for in a neighborhood bar and brasserie; classy dishes, friendly staff and new local drinks.

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Being Conscious – as a Hotel. Trends in Travel

As travelers’ interest in environmentally friendly - conscious - holidays continues to grow, so does the number of innovative travel experiences on offer.The travel industry contributes to a significant amount of waste and pollution. While many travelers do care about the environment, a personal lack of action only increases their desire for hotels to be environmentally considerate. Travelers expect the [...]
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City Street Spa – Indulgence in Amsterdam

Summer tempts us to expose our feet to the world. Outdoor living, allowing feet, minds and bodies to feel ‘foot loose’ and lavishly free. Dreaming of making footprints in the sand along a sea shore… But first we need a pedicure! On the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam, you find a boutique spa for the discerning ladies and gentlemen of Amsterdam, urbanites [...]