Instant noodles, cornflakes and canned hotdogs are probably the most common easy backpacker meals you’ll spot in a hostel kitchen. Here’s a new idea. Forget about your ’just add water-noodles’. You can do better than that! Noodles are cheap, really simple to prepare and you easily turn them into a healthy meal. They’re quick as well, imagine that it will take as long as Mr. Scruff’s Fresh Noodle song to prepare them.
We substituted normal noodles for buckwheat noodles, because buckwheat is energizing, nutritious, and a good source of magnesium and fibers which makes this dish a perfect base for a night out.
Ingredients (serves 2)
200 gr buckwheat noodles
2 hands full of mushrooms (shiitake or any other kind of mushrooms, shitake or any
1 tbsp olive oil
Seasalt and pepper to season Continue reading
Nice food, yummy chocolates, great beers and a vibrant night life. What’s not to love about Antwerp? A great stop over if you’re travelling between Amsterdam and Paris! With our hot spot tips below you will get the most out of Antwerp.
WHERE TO START YOUR DAY
Get your wake up shot at Kolonel Coffee. It’s the absolute best start of your day. Whether it is recovering from a hangover or getting ready for some city exploring. Kobe is the young barista who Continue reading
Everybody likes burgers and off course we have the best easy backpacker recipe for you! At Amstel, we are famous for our summer Burger BBQs. It has been known to start a good party or two. Home made burgers taste so much better than the ones you buy in the supermarket, but if you’re really running out of time, you could use those as a base as well.
Ingredients (serves 2)
1/2 zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
1/2 eggplant, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
2 tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch rounds Continue reading
Imagine travelling with a bunch of new friends and then you discover that one is having his birthday the next day. What’s better than a home made birthday cake? Here’s the easy backpacker recipe of a super easy water-in-the-mouth lemon cake that’s going to impress everyone and doesn’t request a lot of baking tools. Heck, who needs a birthday? Start baking already…
250 gr butter
500 gr all-purpose flour
4 eggs Continue reading
Ceviche is a traditional Peruvian dish consisting of fresh fish cooked raw in lemon juice and served with sweet potato and corn. We created a million different variations, always based on local or seasonal ingredients. Here’s one of the easiest, hostel proof ceviche recipes. We used rosemary, but you can add any herbs you desire. Coriander and basil go well together as well.
Ingredients (serves 2)
200 gr. White fish filet (dorade, cod, seabrass, …), raw shrimps or a mix, in chunks
1 Zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch rounds
1 Onion, chopped in rings Continue reading
Berlin was never considered a gastronomic polo. Known by its fast food, such as the Curry Wurst and the famous Kebab, the German capital did not carry the culture of fine cooking and eating. But things are changing – and really fast!! Continue reading
Travel super light with little more than your smart phone and passport! We have collected the top 10 best travel apps for you. With the Amstel House free wifi you can start exploring these awesome apps from the moment you arrive!
Off course Google Maps, Whatsapp and Skype are already on your smart phone. As well as – probably the most handy app of them all when searching for your bunkbed in the middle of the night without waking up all the roomies… – your FLASHLIGHT. So without further ado here’s the rest … Continue reading
The Karl-Marx-Allee, where the U-Bahn Frankfurter Tor in Friedrichain is, is a true architecture show that is going to make you feel in the USSR. Constructed in early years of the former GDR, it was named at that time Stalinallee and was part Continue reading
The prominent Altes Museum in the huge Berliner Museum Island was the first museum. Conceived in the beginning of the 19th century, it is the result of a then growing bourgeois class, which at the time was developing a new relationship with the art and the importance of its public access to citizens. Continue reading
Berlin-Mitte, specially around Weinmeisterstraße & Rosenthaler Platz, is a very fashionable, hip, cool area. Ya… we could say it is hipster. There are many nice cafés, good restaurants, fun bars, local fashion designers and art galleries, besides the fact that the cute architecture, small urban parks and nice surrounding makes it a pleasure to walk around. Here some Amstel tips for the area.
Mein Haus am See: This place is a phenomenal. It started as a small café place and it’s now a restless 24h nice designed bar. They even have a basement club Continue reading