At Scent of Bali in the Pijp it’s finally me-time…
A typical moment of which you wish it would never end. But time flies when you’re having fun. While I inhale the relaxing aromas, I lie here, almost butt naked, excited for what’s coming.
My Balinese masseuse feels exactly where I need some damage control. It’s like as if she’s squeezing a hundred knots out of my back. Why don’t I do this more often? Funny how something painful can feel so good at the same time.
I get the full package, from a foot reflexology massage to a firm treatment for my hands and knuckles. And did I ever get a head massage this long? I’ve got goosebumps all over… Love being in this state of relaxation.
In the heart of the Pijp you’ll find this piece of mini-Bali. The masseuses? Straight from Bali where they’ve learned their profession. The massage oils? The owner selected all the ingredients herself in Bali. The teak wooden furniture and beds? Right. A lot of soul and energy was put into this place. Calm and peace is what’s coming from this place. So it’s not a surprise that you have be early to get the spot you want.
With clumpy eyelashes I make my way outside. Just one more nice warm cup of tea before I make my way back through that concrete jungle out there. But what a great start of my long weekend.
In need for a relaxing moment of me-time? This way please….
Cool! Want to surprise your love or a friend? Try their duo arrangement.
Massage prices are from 33 euro’s for 30 minutes.
Name: Scent of Bali
Address: Albert Cuijpstraat 63hs
Neighborhood: De Pijp, Amsterdam
Perfect for: When you’re in muscle pain, or any pain, or just for a moment of relaxation, with or without a special someone next to you
More hotspots are in the Amsterdam Little Black Book. A city guide to Amsterdam with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest hotspots in town!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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- Amsterdam Tips -
- To do -
(Private) Canal Cruise
Make a boat tour and enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival from the water during a cruise on the canals.Tickets from € 16,- >>
This new experience with unique and colourful installations is the Instagram hit of Amsterdam.Book a time slot >>
- Stay -
This trendy hotel with a rooftop, restaurant and club is located in hot and happening Amsterdam East.Check the rates >>
This lifestyle hotel is located on Herengracht in the Canal District and also loved by locals.Check the rates >>
- Deals -
Visit the number one photography museum of Amsterdam for exhibits about contemporary photography.Get tickets for € 12,50 >>
Tulips at Keukenhof
One of the most Instagrammable places in Holland during this season!Get that Insta-photo >>