Best of 2013

BEST OF 2013 IN DESIGN, HOTSPOTS & TRAVEL

December 23rd, 2013

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Last week was all about your favorite restaurants, hotels and shops of the past year (meaning: the most viewed spots) and in this post I love to share all my favorite discoveries. Places you enter and you wanna jump up and down of excitement because it’s so beautiful. I remember that I once stayed at the Witt Suites in Istanbul and I had the same feeling, but Instagram didn’t even exist and I didn’t have so many readers as I have today so the only one who understood my excitement of being in that enormous suite with a bathroom with 6 showers was my boyfriend. Ofcourse he’s still my number 1, but if I enter a place like that and have the same feeling, the first thing I do is sharing it with you. I do travel alone but it never feels like that. You’re always with me in my digital suitcase and that makes me so happy! Thanks for being there!

Now let’s travel to my favorites of 2013!

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2013: THE YEAR IN PICTURES

December 20th, 2013

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While 2013 is almost at its end and I can’t wait to make a list of places I want to discover in the new year, it’s always good to look back and see what adventures you have made in the past year. For Petite Passport I travelled to various places – both in and out Europe and always in search for the latest spots. This list of 2013 exists of places I’ve all Tried & Tested and is a mix of brand new spots and spots I have really good memories of. I hope you like Petite Passport’s Year in Pictures.  Read more…


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MOST POPULAR SHOPS OF 2013

December 19th, 2013

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It’s the end of the year and that means: list-making. This week you will find here the best spots of 2013 on Petite Passport. Today it’s all about the most popular shops (which means: most viewed by you, the readers of Petite Passport). Congratulations!  Read more…


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MOST POPULAR RESTAURANTS OF 2013

December 18th, 2013

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It’s the end of the year and that means: list-making. This week you will find here the best spots of 2013 on Petite Passport. Today it’s all about the most popular restaurants, coffee bars and cafes (which means: most viewed by you, the readers of Petite Passport). Congratulations!  Read more…


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MOST POPULAR HOTELS OF 2013

December 17th, 2013

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It’s the end of the year and that means: list-making. This week you will find here the best spots of 2013 on Petite Passport. Starting with the most popular hotels of 2013 (which means: most viewed by you, the readers of Petite Passport). Congratulations to all those risk-taken hotel-owners who opened a new hotel last year.  Read more…


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BEST OF NOVEMBER 2013

December 2nd, 2013

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Bye bye November, hello December! I hope you had a lovely month in terms of travelling. Where did you go? What did you see? I started this month with a quick visit to the temporary vintage Scotch Collectables shop in Amsterdam to see what the creative team of Scotch & Soda collected over the years. Next up was a visit to sunny Barcelona where I found three beautiful new spots and turned them into a Tried & Tested. I’m talking about Ido do Balear, Saboc and Bacoa. In Rotterdam I finally went to Damage Playground and I drove to Amsterdam to visit the beautiful b&b of &Klevering on the Oudeschans. Then I took the Thalys to Paris to do what I love most: walk through a city in order to find amazing new addresses to share with you. I know Paris is always in the top 5 destinations here on Petite Passport so I have to take care of a good and updated list of addresses over there. I hope I’ve inspired you to go there soon again! Enjoy December! Love to hear about your travel plans! For now… The best of November!

Top 5 most popular posts of November:

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BEST OF OCTOBER 2013

November 1st, 2013

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Bye bye October, hello November! I hope you had a lovely month in terms of travelling. Where did you go? What did you see? I started the month in London and discovered many new addresses like the new Ace Hotel and Whyte & Brown. After London I went to Antwerp for a day and the week after that I was surprised by the talents spotted on the Dutch Design Week. Most special was the restaurant called StamPiet. A pop up restaurant decorated with hundreds of blue shirts. And I wasn’t the only one who thought the restaurant looked stunning because it was the most popular post of October as well. I have to thank my boyfriend for saying that we really had to stop there as well, because otherwise I wouldn’t have found it at all (it wasn’t located on the main hub of the Dutch Design Week). Eindhoven is one of my favorite cities in The Netherlands and couldn’t be complete without a dinner at Radio Royaal. Also highly recommendable! Off to November: I’ve planned two trips already, so can’t wait to take you to those European destinations soon. Have a lovely month!

Top 5 most popular posts of October:

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BEST OF SEPTEMBER 2013

October 1st, 2013

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Bye bye September, hello October. Each month while I write this post I think: how quickly does time goes by? Another month passed already! This month started with a nice and quiet week offline for me. And after that it felt great to get started again: to inform you again about the coolest spots in the world (and I also did this for the readers of Red, FD Persoonlijk and ELLE Eten this month). I traveled from Barcelona to Rotterdam, fell in love with Old School in Amsterdam (and have already received so many Read more…


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BEST OF AUGUST 2013

August 30th, 2013

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Bye bye August, hello September. September always feels like the new year to me. Hotspot-wise there are enough openings and design-wise enough events. I’m gonna tell you all about it in the next couple of weeks, but first we look back on this last month. I spent a large part of it in Barcelona. Finally found time to re-visit my favorite hotel in Barcelona called The Praktik Rambla to make an up-to-date Tried & Tested. And apart from The Praktik Rambla I’ve noticed that  the first Praktik hotel was renovated completely into The Praktik Garden. The last week of the month I flew back to the Netherlands to capture a few new openings already. Like the Student Hotel in Amsterdam. The official openings date is planned for September 1st, but I could take a look around and order a delicious sandwich at The Kitchen. Kade 6 is a nice coffee place, while I was very happy to be one of the first reporters to visit the Leidinghuis on the Westergasfabriek terrain. A unique hotel room decorated by Piet Hein Eek. Have fun travelling in September!

Top 5 most popular posts of August:

1. The Student Hotel and the Kitchen Amsterdam Read more…


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BEST OF JULY 2013

August 1st, 2013

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Bye bye July, hello August. After a month full of traveling I had to sit down behind my laptop to tell not only the readers of Petite Passport about my recommendations in Berlin, Paris, Portugal and Hong Kong but also the readers of magazines such as Grazia, FD Persoonlijk and Red. The more people I can inspire the better right? I’m now working in Spain so in the weekends I love to see more of the country. Of Barcelona ofcourse (see my Tried & Tested of Oval, a new, cool hamburger address in l’Eixample) but I also been to Sabadell, Sant Cugat, Valencia and the Costa Brava. Most of what caught my eye there is captured on my Instagram page. Before I traveled to Spain I went to Amsterdam for a day to quickly visit all the new addresses there. I really loved Boterham, Lot Sixty One and Huygen’s Dok and I’m glad they all made it to the top 5 of most popular posts here on Petite Passport. Hally’s in London is still going crazy, just like the new Musket Room in New York. Enjoy August!

Top 5 most popular posts of July:

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