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73 x hipster neighbourhoods around the world to discover!

25 January 2017

Discover: the most trendy & upcoming neighbourhoods in the world!

Because I travel a lot, I always try to stay up to date on the latest hotspots, lowspots, must visits and more. When I read about a new upcoming hipster neighbourhood in a city, I always make a note in my Evernote (this app is so great!) for the day that I will visit the area on one of my trips. This way I’ve gathered quite a lot of upcoming neighbourhoods already. In my new book Wanderlust I will tell you more about the cities and destinations that I’ve visited, but I often get asked to share tips and information about areas that I haven’t visited (yet). So this is one of the reasons why I made this list, with the most trendy and upcoming neighbourhoods around the world. These areas are full of cool stores, restaurants and other spots that you should visit. What is the Williamsburg of Shoreditch of every city? In this blog I will tell you all about these must visit hipster neighbourhoods!

Want to read more about upcoming areas? And how you can discover the most amazing destinations around the world by yourself? Then just order my new book Wanderlust (only in Dutch) in which I share all my personal travel tips from my experience as a professional travel blogger.

HIPSTER neighboUrhoods IN ISTANBUL (TURkey)

Most of us know Istanbul from her beautiful palaces and her glorious culture. You can do a lot of sightseeing in this city, but I like it even more to wander through the old city streets, looking for coffee shops and other trendy lowspots.
These are the neighbourhoods: Beyoglu and Karaköy


Manhattan is one of the most touristic areas of New York City, but trust me, there are still some undiscovered cool neighbourhoods in this city. Take the metro to Brooklyn if you really want to go hip!
These are the neighbourhoods:  Williamsburg, Bushwick,
Greenpoint (Brooklyn), Queens (Queens), Nolita, East Village and Lower Eastside (Manhattan)


It’s no secret that we love Bangkok at Yourlbb. This large city surprises me every time. Some areas can be poor and dirty, but others have the most amazing and luxurious rooftops and restaurants.
These are the neighborhoods:  Ekkamai, Banglampoo and Ari


Tel Aviv is such a vibrant city. Wheither you want to go clubbing or dining, don’t forget to visit the neighbourhoods while staying in Tel Aviv!
These are the neighbourhoods:  Gan Hahashmal, Florentin and Flea Market


Yourlbb’s Bianca has been there, but this city is still on top of my bucketlist. Rio de Janeiro is a very divers city and when you know where to go for the best food and drinks, you’ll definetly fall in love with this city!
These are the neighbourhoods:  Lapa, Santa Teresa and Botafogo


Do you like the Nordic style as much as I do? I love to shop and enjoy the great food when I visit Stockholm!
These are the neighbourhoods:  Södermalm


Johannesburg is transforming. From a dark and dangerous city to a place where creativity makes special projects and hotspots possible. If you’re going on a safari in South Africa, you should definetly stay in Johannesburg for a couple of days!
These are the neighbourhoods:  Melville, Braamfontein and Maboneng


I’ve visited Tokyo lately and I must say, there a few cities are less bizarre than this city! Wander round, don’t forget to look up and discover.
These are the neighbourhoods:  Harajuku, Koenji, Shimokitazawa, Shibuya, Daikanyama and


One of the most trendy city in South East Asia right now is Seoul. I made a flash visit to this breathtaking city and can’t wait to go back to discover more.
These are the neighbourhoods:  Sinsa Dong, Dangin Dong and the area around Hongik University.


Vancouver is located near water and surrounded by mountains. You should stay a couple of days if your traveling through Canada.
These are the neighborhoods:  Gastown, Strathcona and Yaletown


When I was younger, I never really liked Barcelona. But I’ve gotten to know the city and have fallen in love with it. I try visit it once a year for an urban beach holiday.
These are the neighbourhoods:  Sant Antoni, El Raval and El Born


Texas is not instantly related to hip, hot and happening, right? But you should check out Austin! During the SXSW festival, for example.
These are the neighbourhoods:  South Congress, Travis Heights and East Cesar Chavez


No city in Europe is as raw and urban as Berlin. Our favorite if we want to go clubbing for a weekend.
These are the neighbourhoods:  Kreuzkölln (the area where Neukölln and Kreuzberg
cross each other), Prenzlauerberg and Friedrichshain


Budapest can be a little bit grey in the winter, but I love it in the summer. Go for drinks and bites at the super cool ruine bars!
These are the neighbourhoods:  Gozsdu Udvar

HIPSTER NEIGHBOuRHOODS IN cape town (south africa)

Woodstock used to be a shabby area with a dubious image. Today, it’s the place to be for the Neighbourgoods Market, where you can buy authentical, local products. But Cape Town has a lot of cool neighbourhoods you should visit!
These are the neighbourhoods: Woodstock, The Loop, Gardens and Tamboerskloof


You will never be bored when you’re visiting the neighbourhoods Norrebro and Vesterbro in Copenhagen. Norrebro is known for her vibrant night life and you can eat so good in Vesterbro. Don’t skip the Meatpacking District ;-)
These are the neighbourhoods: Nørrebro, Meatpacking District and Vesterbro


In Hong Kong we ate a bao burger for the first time, and it was great! Don’t skip these areas when you’re in Hong Kong.
These are the neighbourhoods:  Shueng Wan, Wan Chai and Central


Kazimierz is known as the historic Jewish quarter of Krakau; Jews were forced to live in this area. Kazimierz is therefore part of cultural heritage. This unique area has a rich history and there is still a lot to do and visit.
These are the neighbourhoods:  Kazimierz


Londen is one of those cities that you want to visit a couple times a year, just to check out all of the cool new hotspots and trendy areas.
These are the neighbourhoods:  Shoreditch, Hoxton, Dalston, South Hackney, Peckham and Islington


Fitzroy is one of the most popular hipster neighbourhoods of Melbourne; organic food is totally normal in this area and a lot of creatives and artists live here. Northcote is also becoming a hipster hotspot.
These are the neighbourhoods:  North Fitzroy and Northcote


The neighbourhood Condesa in Mexico City is known for her gorgeous art-deco architecture, while the architecture in Roma Norte is very classic and detailed. Both neighbourhoods are worth visiting and since Mexico City is huge, you can easily stay here for a couple of weeks.
These are the neighbourhoods: Condesa and Roma Norte


There is more than the Eiffeltower; Paris has many undiscovered areas. Wander around in these neighbourhoods and your city trip will definetly be a success!
These are the neighbourhoods:  Canal St.-Martin (10th), Haut Marais (3th, the Northern area of Le Marais), Sud Pigalle (9th) and the 11th, East of Bastille


Miami is becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations. Enjoy the beach and the sun, but don’t skip these hipster neighbourhoods in Miami!
Dit zijn de wijken:  Wynwood and Hialeah


We can’t skip our own city when we’re talking about trendy areas. In our new book The Amsterdam City Guide you’ll find more information on these cool neighbourhoods!
Dit zijn de wijken:  Amsterdam-Oost, De Baarsjes, De Pijp and Amsterdam-

Which hipster neighbourhoods have you visited? And which areas are still on your bucketlist? Let me know by leaving a comment!

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