Archive for the ‘Newsflash’ Category


July 13, 2011

Perfect video for a lazy sunday afternoon prior to Valentine’s day, don’t you think? I only could think: I wanna go, I wanna go.

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May 5, 2011

For the April issue of Marie Claire I wrote a tiny little piece about the newest spots in London. From the Zetter Townhouse till the V&A Reading Rooms. Oh and on the other page I did an interview with the lovely Taema Nahir.


April 30, 2011

My goal in life is to share the best hotspots to every travel loving person in the world. That’s why I started PP and why I keep answering e-mails of people asking for tips (even when my day is full of work or when I’m feeling sad). Writing about it is one thing – I love discovering all the spots and turn it into a small blog post – getting feedback is another. That’s where I live for. You telling me that you actually went to one of the spots on Petite Passport. That’s what gives me butterflies in my stomach and makes me smile all day. So I like to invite you to this space on Petite Passport – your space – SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE! ♥

To get the writing started: Tell me your name, where you’re from, where you’ve been and what you think of the place. What would YOU recommend or not? What was the thing that caught your eye? Was there something funny to discover? Would you go there again? 


April 21, 2011

I wrote two books and they’re in stores right now. The first one I wrote is called: Shortbreak for Two (things to inspire lovebirds). In it of course the most romantic hotels like Verne Dreaming and Lute Suites. The second one is called: A moment for yourself (things to do to get yourself a happy feeling). I mentioned Dr Feelgood – a massage studio in Amsterdam where I really like to go someday. Price: 10,95 euro

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April 20, 2011

Last week Petite Passport was featured in Grazia’s Hot List. And all the spots I describe on this site are in the Hot section, yes, yes, yes! They recommend you NOT to go on a trip without a print of my spots. And I couldn’t agree more 😉

By the way: I’m working on a little Petite Passport project, so you don’t have to print the spots, but get them all together in one booklet. Is that something you get enthusiastic about or not?


April 19, 2011

Last month I wrote an article for Dutch magazine Red. Theme: you’ve booked your summer holiday but want to get away again. For 1 night (Antwerp), 1 weekend (Marrakech) and 1 week (Madeira). 

In Antwerp I recommend (among others) Ra, Graanmarkt 13, Felix Pakhuis, Cargo Zomerbar, Sleep in the City and Soul Suites. In Marrakech you have to stay at P’tit Habibi. And if you want to go to Madeira I like to redirect you to the website of Eliza was Here who has an extreme cool offer of Estalagem Ponta do Sol.

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April 12, 2011

It took a while of telling people ‘no sorry I don’t have a business card yet’ but now I’m officialy in the race of promoting myself and my website with a business card. Can’t wait to give them away! There’s also the possibilty to write down my tips for your next trip and to let hotspots know how much I liked their place. The design is done by the lovely Lennebelle from Rotterdam. Check her website – not only for graphic design, but also for fantastic jewelry.


April 7, 2011

You can now follow all my Dutch hotspots (and soon other countries and cities) on Whatser. A smartphone application (for Iphone, Android and Blackberry) which brings you the best spots. Wherever you are. Based on your friends recommendations – or by following Petite Passport – you always know where to go.

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March 30, 2011

Today I’m celebrating the first anniversary of Petite Passport. Last year on this date I started with the first blogpost about 86 sous in Amsterdam. I thought: I start with the spots in the city beginning with an A, but later on I mixed it all, so there’s something for every travel planning geek out there. I thought it took me a couple of months to feature all the spots I have in my archive, but I’m still not seeing the end of it… A good sign: I love all those architects, brave restauranteurs and entrepeneurs to take the risk of opening a super spot!

Some facts:
In this first year I’ve published nearly 600 spots.

I travelled to 134 of them. To Bali, Mexico, Paris, London, Copenhagen, Lapland, Turkey, Barcelona, Madrid, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The most popular post was my report about Mazzo Amsterdam.

Keep an eye on this upcoming destinations: Vienna, Carcassonne, Hamburg, Auckland, Lodz,  Belgrade, Portland and Uruguay.

Check my wishlist for next year overhere.

Thank you for visiting Petite Passport in her first year! 🙂


March 25, 2011

On my bucket list: flying Business Class to some far away destination. That better be with KLM because they teamed up with Dutch fashion duo Viktor & Rolf and now you get a fantastic amenity kit made by them. In it you’ll find a toothbrush, toothpaste, comfortable socks, eye mask, lip balm, pen and ear plugs. Oh, and there’s another extra when flying Business Class: the table ware is designed by Marcel Wanders.

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