Amsterdam! My favourite city anywhere in the world… and a city I call home! World famous for its canals, charming neighbourhoods, historic monuments, museums, buzzing culinary scene and vibrant nightlife, Amsterdam is the perfect city trip. I’ve heard many people talk excitedly about their first visit to Amsterdam when they were in their early twenties. Needless to say, much of the trip was a blur to most of them. Hmmm… I wonder why!
Many of them have returned more than once, making a point to explore more of the city, and each time discover yet another reason to come back once more. That’s the charm of Amsterdam – despite its small size (hardly a million people live here), there’s always something new to discover.
Follow #StayMovenpick on 22-24 October 2012
It’s a great pleasure to feature my home city in a two-day social media campaign. Dubbed #StayMovenpick, this iambassador campaign is a partnership with Mövenpick Hotels whereby five bloggers and one videographer were invited to experience the famous Swiss hospitality of Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts as well as explore destinations around the world. Destinations covered by this campaign include Amsterdam (that’s me!), Hamburg, Berlin, Jordan, Tunesia, Phuket and Egypt (the video of a luxury Nile cruise will be available in November).
I always think I know my city well and later realise that that’s certainly not the case. This happened to me for the umpteenth time when I stayed at Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam. They surprised me with their unique insights to the city and my eyes were opened yet again to facets of Amsterdam I hardly knew existed. Curious? Find out more by following the hashtag #StayMovenpick on Twitter between 22nd and 24th October. I’ll be sharing my new insights on these two days. In addition…
- Melvin and Lindsay from Traveldudes will share their Hamburg, Jordan and Tunesia stories
- Yvonne from Just Travelous will divulge her Berlin secrets
- UMei from CCFoodTravel will take you on a tour around Phuket, Thailand
- and I will also include my experiences at the Dead Sea and Petra in Jordan
Here are a few things we experienced in these fabulous places:
- Exploring the historic towns north of Amsterdam
- Ten things to do in Phuket
- Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg – not your typical city hotel
If you’ve been to any of these destinations, please feel free to join us by tweeting your tips, stories and photos (don’t forget to add the #StayMovenpick hashtag). We will gladly share them with our followers. You can also follow Mövenpick Hotels on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to learn more about these destinations or visit the brand new Mövenpick Hotels website to check out their beautiful properties.