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Skins Institute – De L’Europe Amsterdam: best kept beauty secret

12 July 2015

Enjoy the spa for free when you book at Skins Institute – De L’Europe

Over the years I developed some new beauty rituals. Getting a massage every month is one of them. I know the blogging life to you might only seem glamourous. And YES it is and I would never want to do anything else than being an entrepreneur. But… Working 80 hours a week also demands a lot of your body. Sarah at Skins Institute in Amsterdam is one of my favourite masseuses in town. And trust me… This girl can tell more about my stressed neck and back than I.


So monthly massages it is! Not the worst thing in the world of course ;). Especially not when going to Skins Institute. The location at the Runstraat is great but let me share one of my little secrets with you.

If you book a treatment at Skins Institute – De L’Europe you can enjoy the spa facilities for free as well.

A few hours there equals the perfect lazy Sunday to me!

Skins Institute – De L’Europe-2


Spa with view on the canals

I usually get a super stress relieving massage but I should actually try them all one by one. After the massage I like to go into the Finish dry sauna first, then a little jump in the pool and after that the hammam. I know… The Skins Institute and Spa is such a gem! And not to forget about the view on the canal from the relaxing area.

Hope you spoil yourself with a treatment at Skins soon too. Beside the massages they offer a wide range of beauty treatments, from facials to manicures and tailor-made treatment plans.

Amsterdam Bucketlist
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!)
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:
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
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.
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.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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Skins Institute – De L’Europe

Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2

Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Center)
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