MAX BROWN CITY GUIDES
It doesn’t really matter what walk of life you’re from, there’s always something eye-opening/jawdropping/eyebrow-raising/mind-blowing going on nearby. Eclectic bars, exquisite restaurants, boutique cafes, shops, galleries, gigs—it’s all here for you to enjoy.
ALBERT CUYP MARKET
This market has been a favourite for Amsterdammers since 1905, but tourists, students, day-trippers and entrepreneurs are also at home here. Located in one of the most popular districts of Amsterdam, it’s a place to experience an authentic atmosphere and all-around happiness.
FOAM, located on the pituresque Keizersgracht, is a photography museum featuring national and international talent. The exhibitions vary from photography to visual installation to graphic works. The combination of the exciting exhibitions in the historic building is an experience in itself. Keep an eye on the website for updates on the current exhibition.
Its world-famous masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age include “The Milkmaid” by Vermeer and Rembrandt’s “Night Watch”. The Rijksmuseum itself is also a masterpiece. The collection is presented in a stunning building with amazing interior design. In 80 galleries 8,000 objects tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history, from the Middle Ages to Mondrian.
Mamma mia! This cosy Italian restaurant will make your heart sing. The daily changing menu composed of fresh vegetable dishes and homemade pasta is inspired by southern and northern Italian cuisine. The staff is super knowledgeable and will help you pick the best wine to go with your dish. An absolute go-to for those comfort food cravings.
This majestic archeology museum is one of the most visited in Berlin and for a good reason. This huge building houses some awe-inspiring, impressive collections. You can even sit on the stairs of an ancient Roman structure inside the museum.
If you’re a cocktail lover, Hildegard Bar is just the right place for you. The owner, Thomas, is also known as the founder of the delicious cocktail called Watermelon Man.
K21 is the sister museum of K20 and displays contemporary art is a stunning architectural space. The 5300-square-metre building was the seat of the North Rhine-Westpahia parliament until the late ’80s and opened as the museum in 2002. It’s our favourite museum in the city.
SALON DES AMATEURS
Founded by three Düsseldorf Academy artists, this spot is one of Germany’s most progressive dance clubs. The crowd is as eclectic as its music and acts, which skew heavily towards non-mainstream electronic and improvisational sets. We also love the ’60s vintage-inspired interiors, for their extra dose of unique contrasts.
This brewery is as committed to Düsseldorf beer as they come. Brewed according to a secret family recipe, their beers have been appreciated by Düsseldorf drinkers since way back in 1848. Don’t miss out on their popular Füchschen Pils, a staple on the menu since 2017.
You know we’re vinyl lovers and so are you probably. In this case, you don’t even have to leave the district of Neubau to get a wonderful selection of amazing old and new records. “Schallter” in Westbahnstraße has your back. Picture by @geschaefte_in_wien
ABOVE VIENNA’S ROOFTOPS
Walking on the roof of Vienna’s Natural History Museum sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t. It’s now happening four times a week. Enjoy an exceptional view from one of our absolute favorite museums in town.
Don’t miss Ausnahmsweise, the little vegan café located in Mariahilf, the district adjacent to the 7th District. The name means “treat yourself” or “just this one time,” and whether or not you’re vegan, we’re sure one time won’t be your last—Raphaela’s homemade cakes, cookies and lunch dishes will make you want more and more.