Rituals Urban Spa


Last week I already told you I went on a surprise city trip to Amsterdam with my blogger bestie Jolien.
Today I want to tell you all about our visit to the Rituals Urban Spa while we were there.

In Belgium and The Netherlands everybody knows and loves Rituals! But did you know about the Urban Spa yet?! When looking up things to do in Amsterdam to surprise Jolien, I stumbled upon the Rituals website and found there is an Urban Spa in Amsterdam! At the Urban Spa you can have all sorts of treatments like massages, pedicures, facials and hand treatments.
I made reservations for a hand treatment thanks to UPR press agency. We were welcomed by a super friendly team in a wonderful and relaxing environment. We started off with a cup of tea and a warm towel for our hands. Afterwards we had a hand scrub, massage and treatment with all Rituals products of course. Let’s take a look? (Gallery: click on a picture to enlarge)

Afterwards my hands were so soft, amazing! If you’re in Amsterdam I would really recommend to book an appointment. Even when you’re just visiting on a city trip, take a moment to sit back and relax. 😉 You can find other Urban Spa’s in The Netherlands in Almere and Heemstede. And they have a special Hand Spa at Schiphol Airport as well! Perfect way to relax before your flight, right?
And for the Belgian readers: there’s an Urban Spa in Knokke too! So when you’re at the seaside make sure to check it out 😉

Thank you Rituals for a wonderful and relaxing time, two happy kids over here 😉
PS: how cute are we in our matching sweaters? #friendshipgoals 😉 ❤


Citytrip-tip: The Corendon College Hotel Amsterdam

This weekend I kidnapped my bloggerbestie Jolien, That girl with her blog, to Amsterdam!
On the 25th of February it was our one year friendversary and I wanted to surprise her because she means so much to me! ❤ She had no clue what was going on and it really was a surprise when I rang her doorbell on Friday morning 😀 #missionaccomplished

Thanks to Corendon Hotels we were able to stay at The College Hotel! #luckyus
When we arrived we immediately knew that this wasn’t an ordinary hotel!
This building is amazing and it’s right near the very trendy neighborhood “De Pijp”
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I must say the staff at this hotel is the most friendly staff I’ve ever encountered in a hotel, they were so helpful and professional. Even when they had to explain several times which public transport we should take to get to where we wanted to go 😀 (I swear it’s really not that easy to find your way around!) We were originally offered a Superior Room but when we checked in we got an upgrade to a Junior Suite! (OMG!) Our room was on the 2nd floor, and our jaws dropped when we entered it. So beautiful and luxurious, wow! (Gallery: click on a picture to enlarge)

After checking in to our room we went to explore the city center, which is just 10-15 minutes away with public transport. Besides shopping (OOPS 😀 ) we also did some touristy stuff like posing on one of the canal bridges 😀 (Gallery: click on a picture to enlarge)

For dinner we went to Park restaurant, this is actually a kind of funny story! On Thursday Jolien tagged me on facebook in the comments of an article about this restaurant saying “We must go there some time!”. Not knowing we would go to Amsterdam the next day off course! I went to their website and was able to book us a table for dinner on Friday 😀 And it was worth it! The location is so beautiful and the food was really good. (Gallery: click on a picture to enlarge)

After a long day of enjoying Amsterdam (= shopping and eating 😀 ) It was time to head back to the hotel! We enjoyed relaxing in our beautiful room, but were so tired that we didn’t even get trough a netflix movie 😀 (Damn, we’re getting old I tell you!)
On Saturday we slept in and woke up hungry 😉 #nevernoteating
So we got ready to attack the breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant. Honestly this really was the best hotel breakfast I’ve ever had! Everything was so delicious, and above all that’s on the buffet you could order eggs in any way you like them! Several juices, coffee & thee, all kinds of bread and pastry, donuts,… Get ready to start drooling… 😉 (Gallery: click on a picture to enlarge)

After breakfast we headed back to the city, and enjoyed another lovely day in Amsterdam!
Thank you so much Corendon Hotels & The College Hotel we had an amazing stay, and I would recommend it to anyone! ❤

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